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Hi, I'm Gem! Join me as I chat to queer folks and allies about self-empowerment, body liberation and activism. My guests are at the forefront of change-making, working in areas like fat activism, sex positivity, intersectional feminism, drag/cabaret, LGBTQ+ activism and children's rights.

I'm a transformational coach, activist and founder of the Queers & Co. zine, podcast and community. Through my work, I support LGBTQ+ folks and allies to reclaim their personal power and take up space so that they can impact the world in ways they have only dreamt of.

Find out more about my work: www.gemkennedy.com
Find out more about Queers & Co.: www.gemkennedy.com/queersandco

Queers & Co. Gem Kennedy

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Hi, I'm Gem! Join me as I chat to queer folks and allies about self-empowerment, body liberation and activism. My guests are at the forefront of change-making, working in areas like fat activism, sex positivity, intersectional feminism, drag/cabaret, LGBTQ+ activism and children's rights.

I'm a transformational coach, activist and founder of the Queers & Co. zine, podcast and community. Through my work, I support LGBTQ+ folks and allies to reclaim their personal power and take up space so that they can impact the world in ways they have only dreamt of.

Find out more about my work: www.gemkennedy.com
Find out more about Queers & Co.: www.gemkennedy.com/queersandco

    Hannah Rose - Listen to trans people - 005

    Hannah Rose - Listen to trans people - 005

    In this episode of Queers & Co., I’m joined by Hannah Rose, a non-binary trans woman of colour and London-based activist and event organiser.


    We chat about activism, marrying three men and a dog, the lack of trans POC representation, procrastinating as a form of self-care, how to create safe and supportive community events, how to be a better ally to trans folks and some of the hottest events on the London queer scene.


    If you haven't already, be sure to join our Facebook community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/301006967271836/) to connect with other like-minded queer folks and allies.


    Find out more about Queers & Co. (https://my.captivate.fm/www.gemkennedy.com/queersandco)


    Podcast Artwork by Gemma D’Souza (https://www.gemmadsouza.co.uk/)


    Resources


    Hannah Rose’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/foxdyke_/)


    Book recommendation: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (http://rickriordan.com/series/magnus-chase-and-the-gods-of-asgard/) , Rick Riordan


    London Bi Panda’s Three men and a dog wedding (https://www.indy100.com/article/gay-wedding-three-men-dog-boris-johnson-tory-hq-9238136) action


    LGSM (https://www.facebook.com/lgsmigrants/) - Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants


    London Bi Pandas website (https://www.londonbipandas.com/)


    London Bi Pandas Instagram and recent campaign, 50 Ways to Leave your TERFer (https://www.instagram.com/londonbipandas/)


    The Outside Project (https://lgbtiqoutside.org/)


    Aisha Mirza’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/uglyinahotway/)


    Mental health collective and sober club night, Misery (https://www.instagram.com/miseryparty/)


    Queer Masala (https://www.instagram.com/queermasala/) food popups


    Healthy Filth (https://www.instagram.com/healthy_filth/) plant-based catering


    YouTube channel, Trans 101 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL7SgbxvTR7N5-jYeT2Coj99qnRQTIArKP&v=VRH0pwENbx8)


    Travis Alabanza’s article (https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/10/why-does-every-achievement-have-to-be-a-first-to-matter-12205461/) , “Why does every achievement have to be a ‘first’ to matter?”


    Other nights in London: Bar Wotever (https://www.vauxhalltavern.com/events/event/bar-wotever/)


    Full Transcription


    Gem: Hi Hannah. How are you?


    Hannah: Good, thank you.


    Gem: Thanks so much for taking part. So if anyone who hasn't come across your work before, it'd be really great if you could introduce yourself and a bit about what you do.


    Hannah: Yeah, sure. So I'm Hannah Rose, I'm German-born, London-based, Iraqi, trans non-binary, woman of colour, neurodivergent. I think that's all the intersectionalities so it's a long list and it's quite a struggle. I do a lot of work in organising activism and queer spaces here in London, and in some other places like occasionally Berlin and yeah, my goal in London right now is just to help the queer community as much as possible and bring as much positive political change about as I can.


    Gem: Yeah. And how did you get into and be involved in activism?


    Hannah: So, it all started with Bi Pandas actually. Bi Pandas is this London based group. They started off last year. They were at pride when Monroe, who's quite a prominent drag performer and use to be a DJ. I was like, Hey, there's no proper bisexual representation, actual queer, bisexual representation at pride. Let's change that. And them and their partner Max, they did so, so, so much work. And spent so much money on getting a float for Pride. And it was just amazing. It was the most queer thing. The pictures from there are so amazing. We're going to do the same thing this year. So you'll see us around pride. And, Monroe was looking on the Bi Pandas page, they were running a visual for queer and specifically bisexual refugees, and I am a queer refugee, and I'm a child of two refugees, and they were looking for speakers and I didn't do too much pub

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    Chiron Stamp - Reading "A Love Poem to my Transness" - 004

    Chiron Stamp - Reading "A Love Poem to my Transness" - 004

    In this episode of Queers & Co., I’m joined by Chiron Stamp, trans artist, writer, facilitator and femmboy alien.

    We chat about non-binary thinking beyond gender, intersectional collective care in practice, navigating the brutal legal system, neurodiversity as being like biodiversity, how capitalism tells us to move really fast, the difference between boundaries and limits and whether all queers are from another planet. Plus, an incredible and rare performance of Chiron’s work, “A Love Poem to my Transness”.

    If you haven't already, be sure to join our Facebook community to connect with other like-minded queer folks and allies.

    Find out more about Gem Kennedy and Queers & Co. at www.gemkennedy.com

    Podcast Artwork by Gemma D’Souza

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    Sophie Christophy - Children are people, not property - 003

    Sophie Christophy - Children are people, not property - 003

    In this episode of Queers & Co., I’m joined by Sophie Christophy, feminist, children’s rights activist and co-founder of a self-directed, consent and rights based education setting called the Cabin.

    We chat about children’s rights and how the dominant parent culture is a representation of patriarchy, how schooling is not designed to allow for individuality, queering education and the importance of ed positivity.

    Podcast Artwork by Gemma D'Souza

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    Rachel Sparks – Something in me was ignited and I was like, "F*ck this!" - 002

    Rachel Sparks – Something in me was ignited and I was like, "F*ck this!" - 002

    In this episode of Queers & Co., I'm joined by dancer, choreographer, dynamic relationship facilitator and heart centred dance & embodiment educator, Rachel Sparks.

    We chat about gender-neutral partner dancing, the importance of consent, the experience of making the short film, Swivel, as well as the lack of representation of LGBTQ+ folks in mainstream shows like Strictly Come Dancing.

    If you haven't already, be sure to join our Facebook community, Queers & Co., to connect with other like-minded queer folks and allies.

    Find out more about Gem Kennedy, Queers & Co. and read the full transcript - www.gemkennedy.com

    Podcast Artwork by Gemma D'Souza

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    Dr. Charlotte Cooper - A Fat Femme Tomato Lady Doing a High-Kick - 001

    Dr. Charlotte Cooper - A Fat Femme Tomato Lady Doing a High-Kick - 001

    In this episode of Queers & Co., I’m joined by Dr. Charlotte Cooper, psychotherapist, cultural worker and the author of Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement and the newly updated Fat Activist Vernacular.

    We chat about what it means to be a good ally, how climate activism is yet to get its act together around fat, what it means to be queer, punks who hate “normals”, the role of dance in exploring your body as a fat person and Charlotte’s encounter with a fat femme tomato lady doing a high-kick.

    If you've enjoyed this episode, please give it a 5-star rating and subscribe! It helps so much, especially as we're a new podcast.

    Full Transcription available on at gemkennedy.com

    Gem: Welcome to the Queers & Co. Podcast. I'm your host, Gem Kennedy, and I'm very excited to be recording the first ever episode. My guest today is someone whose work I've followed and loved since first hearing about her in 2016. She's a psychotherapist and cultural worker based in East London, as well as the author of books like Fat Activism and the Fat Activist Vernacular, which we're going to talk about today. I'm very excited to welcome Dr. Charlotte Cooper. Hi Charlotte.

    Charlotte: Hi Gem. What a pleasure is to be here.

    Gem: It's so nice to have you. Thanks for agreeing to do it.

    Charlotte: My absolute pleasure.

    Gem: So, I've got lists of questions. I don't want to bombard you, but it would be really cool if we can start off with hearing a bit more about your work and then we'll chat about the Fat Activist Vernacular that's coming out soon.

    Charlotte: Yeah, sure. How to describe my work? I have fingers in a few pies. My main work is as a psychotherapist and I specialise in working with people who are on the edges in some way. I work with lots of queers and trans people, neurodivergent people, sex workers and also the occasional Normal comes along and I don't turn them away. I guess that's my day job, but it is a vocation as well. It's really important to me and I really love the work. I've also been making stuff for a long time so I call myself a cultural worker cause I think of making stuff as a political act. I started off making performances when I was in my teens and twenties and I have been making zines for a long time as well, probably for about 30 years cause I'm getting on a bit now.

    Charlotte: Lately, I've been returning more to performance and I'm sort of exploring, making different kinds of things as well. A lot of my work is about fat and I've been doing that for about three decades or so. I started off with my own body and my own life and thinking about what it was to have grown up fat. But this turned into scholarship quite quickly. I did a Master's degree and the product of that was a book. I published a book called Fat and Proud in 1998 and then I got a bit burnt out, but then I got more involved in fat activism in the States through a zine called Fat Girl in 1994, which was this really fantastic fat queer publication that came out of San Francisco. I also started going to No Lose, which is a kind of conference that takes place in the States every now and again. I became part of that community and then as luck would have it, I met some people who knew of my work and they said that they had some funding available for a doctorate and was I interested that. So I applied for that and I got it and went to do a PhD for a few years in Limerick in Ireland. The product of that was the book Fat Activism, A Radical Social Movement. Although I'm interested in queer performance and queer publishing and DIY-zine making, I'm also really interested in fat and what that means and fat as a cultural experience. That's rather a wordy answer to a simple question, "What do you do?" but those are the main things.

    Gem: That's a great answer. It's really useful to hear the background as well because there may be people listening to this w

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