69 episodes

Every body has a relationship with gender... What's your story?In this podcast Alex Iantaffi, author of "How to Understand Your Gender: a practical guide for exploring who you are" will reflect on how gender impacts different areas of our lives, such as relationships, spirituality, parenting and more. They will have guests to explore these topics as well as reflect on their own experiences as a therapist, writer, educator and trans masculine, non-binary person (don't worry if you don't know what that means, there will be a podcast episode about terminology!). If you have a relevant topic you would like to talk about contact Alex at genderstoriespodcast@gmail.com They would love to chat with you and maybe invite you on the podcast!

Gender Stories Alex Iantaffi

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 43 Ratings

Every body has a relationship with gender... What's your story?In this podcast Alex Iantaffi, author of "How to Understand Your Gender: a practical guide for exploring who you are" will reflect on how gender impacts different areas of our lives, such as relationships, spirituality, parenting and more. They will have guests to explore these topics as well as reflect on their own experiences as a therapist, writer, educator and trans masculine, non-binary person (don't worry if you don't know what that means, there will be a podcast episode about terminology!). If you have a relevant topic you would like to talk about contact Alex at genderstoriespodcast@gmail.com They would love to chat with you and maybe invite you on the podcast!

    Trans Day of Visibility: A Conversation with Marissa Stein

    Trans Day of Visibility: A Conversation with Marissa Stein

    Marissa Stein is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington (LMHC), an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST), and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). They are a non-binary, neuroqueer, kinky, and queer, Pagan, practitioner of magic, who lives with chronic pain and disability. Given these lived experiences, they have felt the impact of intersectional marginalization. As a white person, they do their best to be aware of their privilege and biases as part of dominant euro-centric descendant culture. Marissa endeavors to do their best to do anti-oppression work that is trauma aware as they believe every person deserves to enjoy their life free from shame and oppression. They strive for cultural humility, and to be an accomplice in the continued fight against white supremacy wherever they can. 
     
    https://www.taravenerysextherapy.com/ 
    Support the showInstagram: GenderStories
    Hosted by Alex Iantaffi
    Music by Maxwell von Raven
    Gender Stories logo by Lior Effinger-Weintraub

    • 42 min
    In Conversation with House Mother Alice O'Callaghan

    In Conversation with House Mother Alice O'Callaghan

    Alice O'Callaghan is a transgender community activist and CEO for the queer production company Zenith City Horror. She is a "20 under 40" award winner for her queer community and artistic leadership which spans over a decade in the Twin Ports. She is a modern day House Mother, providing advocacy and safe spaces for vulnerable queer youth and artists in the Twin Ports area. She prioritizes her fight against discrimination and exploitation of trans artists in the entertainment industry.

    Zenith City Horror: https://www.zch.gay/
    Miss Cupcake: https://www.instagram.com/ms.cupcake.drag/
    Support the showInstagram: GenderStories
    Hosted by Alex Iantaffi
    Music by Maxwell von Raven
    Gender Stories logo by Lior Effinger-Weintraub

    • 55 min
    Supporting Trans Community with Aydian Dowling

    Supporting Trans Community with Aydian Dowling

    Aydian Dowling is the co-founder and CEO at TRACE. With the support of just 1 person, a trans or nonbinary youth’s risk of suicide goes down by 40%. This is why Aydian co-founded TRACE, the app created to foster a brighter and more gender-affirming future for transgender and non-binary individuals. He has been a transgender activist and influencer for more than 12 years and has been featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show as well as on the cover of Men’s Health. As the founder of Point of Pride, a global nonprofit that has generated over $2.5M in aid for the trans community, he is committed to equity and access to medical and wellness care for the most vulnerable members of the transgender and nonbinary community. 
     
    Point of Pride: https://www.pointofpride.org/ 
    TRACE: https://www.thetrace.app/ 
    Follow Aydian on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alionsfear 
    Support the showInstagram: GenderStories
    Hosted by Alex Iantaffi
    Music by Maxwell von Raven
    Gender Stories logo by Lior Effinger-Weintraub

    • 49 min
    Writing Her Identity with October Ryan

    Writing Her Identity with October Ryan

    Born in a small pentecostal coal-mining town in the Appalachian Mountains, October Ryan struggled to express her true self from a very early age. When her femininity was met with hate, anger, & abuse, she retreated into a series of approval-seeking fake personas. The pentecostal pastor-in-training, the meek academic bookworm, the rebellious grad school party boy, the small town psychology professor... none of her false identities gave October any sense of peace. When she moved to the diverse haven of LA, she finally came out as a proud transgender woman. While healing her traumas & beginning her transition, she wrote & published her first novel, The Beginning Of October, heavily inspired by the pain in her post & her hopes for the future, and has recently released a new murder mystery novel, The Book of Monahan. October has also co-written and released her debut album, Homecoming, co-written and produced by American Idol runner-up and chart-topping artist Blake Lewis. For more on October, check out octoberryan.com.
    Support the showInstagram: GenderStories
    Hosted by Alex Iantaffi
    Music by Maxwell von Raven
    Gender Stories logo by Lior Effinger-Weintraub

    • 48 min
    To See or Be Seen Nonbinary Tarot with PJ Desrochers

    To See or Be Seen Nonbinary Tarot with PJ Desrochers

    PJ Desrochers is a visual artist who explores their nonbinary humanness through art. PJ creates images, builds sculptural installations and immersive experiences of their
    gender and a life well-lived. Their media originates with photographic self portraits printed on transparency film. PJ then builds creations by layering the transparent images and connecting them quite often using fingerprinted scotch tape and fishing line to found objects. These Photographic Assemblages can often be found installed within the natural beauty of central Vermont where they photograph and film these beloved creations to become gallery accessible and presented for your viewing pleasure.

    Project website: https://www.11toseeandbeseen11.com/

    Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/toseeandbeseen/to-see-and-be-seen-nonbinary-tarot

    PJ Derochers website: http://www.pjdesrochersart.com/


    Support the showInstagram: GenderStories
    Hosted by Alex Iantaffi
    Music by Maxwell von Raven
    Gender Stories logo by Lior Effinger-Weintraub

    • 43 min
    Masculinity in Transition with K. Allison Hammer

    Masculinity in Transition with K. Allison Hammer

    K. Allison Hammer is assistant professor and coordinator of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Southern Illinois University. 
    Masculinity in Transition traces the roots of “toxic masculinity,” showing that while toxic strains of masculinity are mainly associated with straight, white men, trans and queer masculinities often reiterate similar patterns of behavior. Arguing that these malignant forms of masculinity can be displaced, K. Allison Hammer’s bold rethinking lays bare the underlying fragility of normative masculinity.
    Link to more information about the book or to order: 
    https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/masculinity-in-transition 
     
    Support the showInstagram: GenderStories
    Hosted by Alex Iantaffi
    Music by Maxwell von Raven
    Gender Stories logo by Lior Effinger-Weintraub

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

techierain ,

Love the information shared in this podcast.

I love everything that Alex brings to the table and makes me think about.

If I had any feedback, I wish the audio quality were a little better, I feel like I have to turn the volume way up on this podcast to be able to hear it clearly.

miles1776 ,

This is a wonderful podcast

I'm still figuring out my identity and Alex's story and perspective have helped me out a lot. They have a very wonderful voice that is relaxing and hearing someone reminisce about what I'm going through right now is something I needed. A lot of people could use this.

AnnaThundercat ,

Every episode has me learning and thinking

I'm a therapist with an undergrad degree in gender studies. I consume quite a lot of media about gender and I learn something from every single episode of this podcast. If I'm walking or driving while listening I'm often having sto stop to Google something, or rewind to catch the name of a person or resource. I really appreciate the mishmosh of realness and big ideas, vulnerability and academic smarts, and the clear sense of genuine connection between Alex and their guests. So good.

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