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People want to do better, but they don’t always know how. Allyship is a Verb is a 4x award-nominated (and now award-winning!) podcast featuring conversations with LGBTQ+ community members of various lived experiences and backgrounds who share their stories and an allyship tip. The host is a silly, warm human who offers self-reflection questions and voiceovers to help deepen the learning for listeners. The host is Charlie Ocean, MSW (they/them), who has a background in LGBTQ+ education, community organizing, and social work.

Allyship is a Verb Charlie Ocean, MSW (they/them)

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

People want to do better, but they don’t always know how. Allyship is a Verb is a 4x award-nominated (and now award-winning!) podcast featuring conversations with LGBTQ+ community members of various lived experiences and backgrounds who share their stories and an allyship tip. The host is a silly, warm human who offers self-reflection questions and voiceovers to help deepen the learning for listeners. The host is Charlie Ocean, MSW (they/them), who has a background in LGBTQ+ education, community organizing, and social work.

    The Gender Swap feat. Molly Rix

    The Gender Swap feat. Molly Rix

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    This week, Molly Rix (she/her) steps out from behind the scenes as our audio engineer to become a guest who shares her story publicly for the first time. In this episode, you will learn: 1. How an innocent question over her 2020 birthday weekend changed her entire life 2. What it's been like looking for different pockets of community as she has been reinventing herself 3. Why re-entering the dating pool was intimidating



    Resources, references, and full transcripts are available at ⁠⁠www.allyshipisaverb.com/episode/molly-rix/



    Host Charlie Ocean, MSW (they/them), has a background in LGBTQ+ training, community organizing, and technology. Guest episodes feature at least one allyship tip, including tailored questions based on the guests' unique intersecting identities. You can follow Charlie on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Substack.

    • 51 min
    Ed Carratalà is the infiltrated bisexual

    Ed Carratalà is the infiltrated bisexual

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    This week, Ed Carratalà (he/him/él) updates us on transitioning from formerly teaching about LGBTQ+ communities privately to now openly offering it. In this episode, you will learn: 1. How creating a new queer community in Barcelona, Spain was sparked by former guest Charlie's Everywhere is Queer resource 2. What new therapy project is in the works 3. Why he continues to share that he's bi and field questions

    Resources, references, and full transcripts are available at ⁠www.allyshipisaverb.com/episode/ed-carratala-2024-update



    Host Charlie Ocean, MSW (they/them), has a background in LGBTQ+ training, community organizing, and technology. Guest episodes feature at least one allyship tip, including tailored questions based on the guests' unique intersecting identities. You can follow Charlie on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Substack.

    • 50 min
    Trisha Wallis isn't recruiting anything except for people to stay alive

    Trisha Wallis isn't recruiting anything except for people to stay alive

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    This week, Dr. Trisha Wallis (she/her) shares how two years of work led up to the passing of California Senate Bill 372, a great example of the "Curb Cut" effect. You will learn: 1. Why the identities lesbian and queer don't fully fit, prompting her to use both, depending on the situation // 2. What "recruiting" looks like, including versions 2.0 and 3.0 // 3. How she leverages her privilege and access to do the most good, and what she does to check herself and keep the work moving forward



    Resources, references, and full transcripts are available at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠w⁠ww.allyshipisaverb.com/episode/trisha-wallis/⁠



    Host Charlie Ocean, MSW (they/them), has a background in LGBTQ+ training, community organizing, and technology. Guest episodes feature at least one allyship tip, including tailored questions based on the guests' unique intersecting identities. You can follow Charlie on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Substack.

    • 54 min
    The Magic of LGBTQ+ Summer Camps feat. Rebecca Kling (Replay)

    The Magic of LGBTQ+ Summer Camps feat. Rebecca Kling (Replay)

    Please note: This is another replay due to a super busy past few weeks. 💜 This episode is from Season 2, so you'll hear my previous name. All replay slots will be extended with original episodes, I promise! 😊

    Consider the relevance of someone's identity. This week, Rebecca Kling (she/her) discusses creating inclusive summer camps for LGBTQ+ youth where they can be themselves without making everything about being from the LGBTQ+ community. In this episode, you will learn 1. What conversations are coming up at summer camps 2. How B'Mitzvahs/B'nai Mitzvahs may differ from Bar and Bat Mitzvahs 3. When we might engage in understanding and empathic conversations and when it's time to disrupt and agitate for change.

    Resources, references, and full transcripts are available at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.allyshipisaverb.com/episode/rebecca-kling

    Host Charlie Ocean, MSW (they/them), has a background in LGBTQ+ training, community organizing, and technology. Guest episodes feature an allyship tip, including tailored questions based on the guests' unique intersecting identities. You can follow Charlie on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Substack⁠⁠.

    • 58 min
    I'm just, like, a little dude feat. Ashabi Owagboriaye

    I'm just, like, a little dude feat. Ashabi Owagboriaye

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    This week, Ashabi Owagboriaye (she/they) shares the meaning behind the white stripe in the ace flag and why she’s launched an ace flag survey as a result. You will learn: 1. What they think about the intersection of transness and asexuality 2. Why openness can influence somebody and carry a generation in either direction if you’re not careful 3. How it feels like to have people come to them as an elder queer



    Resources, references, and full transcripts are available at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠w⁠ww.allyshipisaverb.com/episode/ashabi-owagboriaye/



    Host Charlie Ocean, MSW (they/them), has a background in LGBTQ+ training, community organizing, and technology. Guest episodes feature at least one allyship tip, including tailored questions based on the guests' unique intersecting identities. You can follow Charlie on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Substack.

    • 51 min
    So, you are queer feat. Sarah Gilbert

    So, you are queer feat. Sarah Gilbert

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    This week, Sarah Gilbert (she/her) shares the story of how a random question Charlie asked a few years ago sparked a journey of self-discovery. You will learn: 1. What two pieces of advice she offers others wondering if they might be LGBTQ+ 2. How it feels to be a long-time LGBTQ+-affirming therapist learning later in life that she's queer and some of the fears and hesitations she's had around claiming the term 3. Why icons like Freddie Mercury have inspired her and how queer spaces like bars, drag shows, and musical theater feel comforting and joyful



    Resources, references, and full transcripts are available at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠w⁠ww.allyshipisaverb.com/episode/sarah-gilbert/



    Host Charlie Ocean, MSW (they/them), has a background in LGBTQ+ training, community organizing, and technology. Guest episodes feature at least one allyship tip, including tailored questions based on the guests' unique intersecting identities. You can follow Charlie on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Substack.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Yourfriendjessa ,

A podcast that feels like home

Allyship is a verb = my favorite podcast. Charlie does an excellent job creating space for nuanced conversations in such a friendly and warm way. Whenever I listen to an episode I feel so connected to the guests and their stories. It genuinely feels like I’m sitting in my living room listening to my best friends have a conversation. I couldn’t recommend it enough- so so grateful for a space that makes me feel seen and valued as I am and wherever I go in my queer journey and as an ally to the community. 💜

Theresa of Reimagym ,

Amazing podcast!

This is a must listen to podcast and a must subscribe to as well. Always insight reflection questions and thoughtful interviews. If I could rate more than 5 stars I would!!

Gwernthk ,

New to the show

(They/he) Hi, I found this show a couple days ago (shoutout to Gender Reveal for mentioning it) and I just have to say, wow. I have listened to the first three guests + the tip episodes afterward and I just love how this podcast is set up so much. I’ve been out for about 2 years now as nb/genderfluid and I feel like I learn more and more every day, and this podcast has just skyrocketed the idea of what I thought I knew and how much I need to learn, and interactions with cis people that just don’t understand yet, and the patience I can offer/ don’t necessarily have to offer to everyone. I just heard the episode “Do You Think Before You Speak Feat. Zoa Glows” and seriously almost cried several times. At the beginning of the episode Chris Angel says something along the lines of “I hope you get as much out of this episode as I did” and I really feel like I have. Zoa (she/they/he) exudes so much positivity and love without letting that be space for people to walk all over them, and this really just changed me for the better I’m not sure how else to put it. Thank you so much for this podcast I’ve already recommended it to three people just after having heard the first guest episode with Shane ♥️

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