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Author and journalist Shon Faye talks with LGBTQ trailblazers who have something important, interesting or enlightening to say about what it means to be queer in the world today. Featuring conversations with queer elders, Call Me Mother gives you the language you need to grapple with “new” experiences by showing that you belong to a much broader history.
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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Author and journalist Shon Faye talks with LGBTQ trailblazers who have something important, interesting or enlightening to say about what it means to be queer in the world today. Featuring conversations with queer elders, Call Me Mother gives you the language you need to grapple with “new” experiences by showing that you belong to a much broader history.
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    Donna Personna on Finding Community – and Finding Herself

    Donna Personna on Finding Community – and Finding Herself

    Shon speaks to Donna Personna, an American trans campaigner and writer who, as a teenager, frequented the famous Gene Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco. In 1966, three years before the Stonewall Riots in New York, it became the site of the Compton’s Cafeteria riots – one of the first-known LGBTQ+ riots in the USA. When Donna finds out about the protests 40 years later, she vows to keep the memories of the trans women she met at Compton’s alive.
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    • 23 min
    Lisa Power on Resilience Against Adversity

    Lisa Power on Resilience Against Adversity

    Shon speaks to British activist and Stonewall co-founder Lisa Power. When Lisa accidentally finds herself outed in the local newspaper, she chooses to embrace queer life and the myriad experiences that come with it.
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    • 30 min
    Season Two Trailer

    Season Two Trailer

    Shon Faye returns with the new series of Call Me Mother, sharing a fresh collection of conversations with queer trailblazers that are packed with warmth and wisdom. Find out more: https://www.novel.audio/shows/call-me-mother
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    • 3 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    Author and journalist Shon Faye talks with LGBTQ trailblazers who have something important, interesting or enlightening to say about what it means to be queer in the world today. Featuring conversations with queer elders, Call Me Mother gives you the language you need to grapple with “new” experiences by showing that you belong to a much broader history.
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    • 3 min
    Kate Bornstein

    Kate Bornstein

    Shon speaks with a 73 year-old who travelled across America living with the Amish, the Baha'i and Church of Scientology in a quest to better understand their gender identity.
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    • 27 min
    Brad Becker

    Brad Becker

    Shon speaks with a 60 year-old whose life's work has mirrored the tumultuous highs and lows that have rocked the queer community over the years.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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Call Me Mother

Re: Donna Personna

“…you were loved then, and you are loved now…”

When she said that during the last two minutes of that podcast, my eyes simply welled up. Such a glorious feeling. I felt that love! Beautiful Podcast.

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