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Join some of Australia's best storytellers for an evening of queerstories; reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. The LGBTQI community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family, love and community. There’s more to being queer than coming out and marriage. Listen to an unexpected tale or two from a diverse line up of stars and strangers, hosted by Maeve Marsden

Queerstorie‪s‬ Queerstories

    • Comedy
    • 3.9 • 11 Ratings

Join some of Australia's best storytellers for an evening of queerstories; reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. The LGBTQI community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family, love and community. There’s more to being queer than coming out and marriage. Listen to an unexpected tale or two from a diverse line up of stars and strangers, hosted by Maeve Marsden

    Queerstories 2020 | Belonging | Valerie Berry & Nevo Zisin

    Queerstories 2020 | Belonging | Valerie Berry & Nevo Zisin

    Queerstories 2020 is a special series of the Queerstories podcast recorded during the lockdown months of 2020, featuring LGBTQI+ storytellers reflecting on the events of the year.

    This week’s episodes are about belonging, and on that feeling of home you get when you're with the people you love.

    Valerie Berry is a Filipino Australian actor, performance maker, theatre educator and emerging director. She grew up in country South Australia, Ceduna, part of the traditional lands of the Wirangu people. She has worked presented work with Sydney Festival, Asia TOPA 2020, National Theatre of Parramatta, Polyglot Theatre, Blacktown Arts Centre, Theatre Kantanka, Urban Theatre Projects, Belvoir, Branch Nebula, Vitalstatistix, Performance Space, ActNow Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, Performing Lines, State Theatre Company of South Australia and Bell Shakespeare. She is one of the mentors and facilitators for CuriousWorks Beyond Refuge emerging makers program.

    Nevo Zisin is a queer, non-binary, Jewish writer, performer, activist and public speaker. They run workshops in schools and professional development trainings in workplaces around transgender identity & language. Author of award-winning Finding Nevo, a memoir on gender transition and a contributor to Kindred: A Queer Australian Young Adult Anthology, they are a mentor for The Pinnacle Foundation, one of Out for Australia's 30 Under 30 and a member of the Gender Euphoria cast - Australia's largest all trans & gender diverse show on a main stage.

    Queerstories is an LGBTQI+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For Queerstories event dates, follow Queerstories on Facebook.

    The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia.

    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

    And for gay stuff and insomnia rants follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Queerstories 2020 | Resilience | Zoya Gill and Mark du Potiers

    Queerstories 2020 | Resilience | Zoya Gill and Mark du Potiers

    Queerstories 2020 is a special series of the Queerstories podcast recorded during the lockdown months of 2020, featuring LGBTQI+ storytellers reflecting on the events of the year.

    Stories about the experiences queers have that can equip us to deal with the challenges thrown at us, our strength and resilience, how we navigate communication and manage our relationships in different ways.

    Zoya Gill grew up in London but lived sitting across worlds. In a sentence, they’re a mixed-race, trans non-binary East African Indian, who spent chunks of their life in Kenya, and moved to Melbourne in their early 20s. A former high school teacher, they are now a public servant and a host of Tuesday Breakfast on 3CR Community Radio.

    Mark du Potiers is a sculptor who is Meanjin / Brisbane born, raised, and based; he also happens to be an Australian with Hongkonger and Chinese heritage. Mark’s experiences and anxieties of being a person of colour feature in the outcomes of his practice, as well as explorations of the additional complexities from identifying as queer. He often uses his artwork as a conversation starter to speak about mental health challenges, as he is aware of how important visibility and diverse representation can be – both for himself and for others. Not satisfied with art’s lucrative dividends, Mark pays the bills through moonlighting in the world of public health.

    Queerstories is an LGBTQI+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For Queerstories event dates, follow Queerstories on Facebook.

    The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia.

    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

    And for gay stuff and insomnia rants follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Queerstories 2020 | Risk | Maeve Marsden & Trent Wallace

    Queerstories 2020 | Risk | Maeve Marsden & Trent Wallace

    Queerstories 2020 is a special series of the Queerstories podcast recorded during the lockdown months of 2020, featuring LGBTQI+ storytellers reflecting on the events of the year.

    In a year where it was often risky to simply go outside, Maeve and Trent reflect on risks they've taken in their own lives, with either positive or disastrous consequences.

    Maeve Marsden is a writer, director, producer and performer who works across both main stage and fringe / independent venues and festivals. She is the curator of Queerstories, has toured critically acclaimed cabaret productions internationally, and in 2020 was a member of Belvoir Theatre's Phillip Parson's Early Career Playwright's Lab. A well respected cultural commentator and creative, she is regularly called upon to host and curate panels and events for festivals around the country, and as an opinion writer, essayist and critic, her work has been published widely. She likes dancing, gin, and TV melodramas with good ethics and bad dialogue.

    Trent Wallace lives on Gadigal country and is a First Nations Advisor and Pro Bono Lawyer in a global law firm - the first and only Aboriginal person to hold this position. Prior to this, Trent was the first Aboriginal lawyer on the Disability Royal Commission and was with Australian Government Solicitor. In between these positions, he developed postgraduate course content that equips budding lawyers with the culturally safe and correct techniques required to work effectively with mob - another first. A serious Haigh's aficionado and pop culture quoter, he sums himself up as being a mostly sane left handed, chubby, queer, Aboriginal male who is addicted to firsts and beating the odds to pave the way for young mob coming through. 

    Queerstories is an LGBTQI+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For Queerstories event dates, follow Queerstories on Facebook.

    The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia.

    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

    And for gay stuff and insomnia rants follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Queerstories 2020 | Connection | Atul Joshi and Sarah Asumadu

    Queerstories 2020 | Connection | Atul Joshi and Sarah Asumadu

    Queerstories 2020 is a special series of the Queerstories podcast recorded during the lockdown months of 2020, featuring LGBTQI+ storytellers reflecting on the events of the year.

    These stories are about connection to culture and community, how that was impacted by the pandemic and lockdowns, and about the very specific connection that comes through desire. 

    Atul Joshi is first up. A former classical musician, Atul lives in NSW's Southern Highlands and works at Bundanon Trust in the Shoalhaven. He has published both fiction and non-fiction widely, and has just completed his Master of Arts in Creative Writing at UTS. Atul recorded this story at home earlier in the year, then I was thrilled to be able to invite him to perform at Queerstories in Wollongong in October, one of our first shows back, in partnership with Wollongong City Libraries.

    Sarah Asumadu is a writer and poet. Sarah has written and performed with the Floating Key collective at Melbourne Fringe Festival, she has also contributed to the ‘Where Are You From?’ project exhibited at Blak Dot Gallery. Most recently, her work has been published by FOLK Magazine. Alongside writing, Sarah works for a social enterprise addressing the issues of bullying and prejudice in schools.

    Queerstories is an LGBTQI+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For Queerstories event dates, follow Queerstories on Facebook.

    The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia.

    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

    And for gay stuff and insomnia rants follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Queerstories 2020 | Haunting | Queenie Bon Bon and Victoria Zerbst

    Queerstories 2020 | Haunting | Queenie Bon Bon and Victoria Zerbst

    Queerstories 2020 is a special series of the Queerstories podcast recorded during the lockdown months of 2020, featuring LGBTQI+ storytellers reflecting on the events of the year.

    This week’s stories pertain to a haunting of sorts, from the paranormal to the pathological.

    Queenie Bon Bon is a  writer, performance artist and sex worker living and working in Narrm/melbourne. Their work focuses on labour and the body. They have created four full length shows - which have toured in Australia, Europe and North America. Their work has been featured on locanto, backpage and in Maximum Rock and Roll and The Lifted Brow. They are  a member of Australian sex worker art collective Debby Doesn't Do It For Free and have been part of the Scarlet Alliance executive committee for 5 years. They are the 2020 Recipient of Firstdraft's Writers Program.

    Victoria Zerbst is a political satirist, comedy writer and performer for The Feed on SBS. She is a co-founder of the Sydney-based comedy collective Freudian Nip and the 2020 recipient of the ATYP Rebel Wilson Comedy Commission.

    Queerstories is an LGBTQI+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For Queerstories event dates, follow Queerstories on Facebook.

    The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia.

    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

    And for gay stuff and insomnia rants follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 36 min
    Queerstories 2020 | Purpose | Bronte Noakes and Sarah Langston

    Queerstories 2020 | Purpose | Bronte Noakes and Sarah Langston

    Queerstories 2020 is a special series of the Queerstories podcast recorded during the lockdown months of 2020, featuring LGBTQI+ storytellers reflecting on the events of the year.

    These stories are about the things that can give you purpose and meaning in the face of destabilising change.

    Bronte Noakes has worked with children and young people since they were a child, wiping tears, noses and bums and chasing kids til the cows come home. They're in their Honours year studying Psychology and were one of the first ex-campers to volunteer for Camp Out, a NSW camp for LGBTQI+ teens. When they’re not studying, they’re playing AFL for Sydney Uni or spending time underwater.

    Sarah Langston is a queer, disabled, neurodiverse single mother of a disabled non binary kiddo. Her professional background is in early childhood education and ECE advocacy, and she’s currently studying bush regeneration while full time parenting in quarantine with her child. Her main activism focus is advocacy for children and adults with ADHD in every space and place.

    Queerstories is an LGBTQI+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For Queerstories event dates, follow Queerstories on Facebook.

    The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia.

    To support Queerstories, become a patron at www.patreon.com/ladysingsitbetter

    And for gay stuff and insomnia rants follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min

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