48 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
    • 4.9 • 38 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!

    I have always been me: in conversation with Precious Brady-Davis.

    I have always been me: in conversation with Precious Brady-Davis.

    Alex Iantaffi interviews Precious Brady-Davis to discuss her book "I have always been me: a memoir" and the themes of family, life transitions, healing, faith, and belonging . Precious Brady-Davis is an award-winning diversity advocate, communications professional, and public speaker. She currently serves as the associate regional communications director at the Sierra Club. She served for three years as the assistant director of diversity recruitment initiatives at Columbia College Chicago, her alma mater, implementing the campus-wide diversity initiative and providing leadership and oversight of national diversity recruitment and inclusion policy initiatives. She also served as the youth outreach coordinator at Center on Halsted, the largest LGBTQ community center in the Midwest. During Precious’s tenure, she launched a $1.6 million CDC HIV prevention grant, which provided outreach, education, youth programming, and testing services to over three thousand young African American and Latinx gay, bi, and trans youth. Precious is married to Myles Brady and lives in Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago, where they are raising their daughter, Zayn. In her free time, she enjoys online shoe shopping, travel, and fine dining with friends. For more information visit www.preciousbradydavis.com.
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    • 49 min
    Jamie Windust & Alex Iantaffi in conversation

    Jamie Windust & Alex Iantaffi in conversation

    This episode was recorded live on April 21st, 2021 for London's fabulous, independent bookstore Pages of Hackney. Jamie Windust, model, presenter, contributing editor at Gay Times, TedxLondon speaker, and author of In Their Shoes discusses their book and writing process with Alex Iantaffi, author of Gender Trauma. You can follow Jamie on Instagram and Twitter. You can order In Their Shoes and Gender Trauma from Pages of Hackney, your nearest independent bookstore, or wherever you get your books.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Black Boy Out of Time: a conversation with Hari Ziyad

    Black Boy Out of Time: a conversation with Hari Ziyad

    Alex Iantaffi interviews author, artist, screenwriter and speaker Hari Ziyad about their new book Black Boy Out of Time.  They talk about family, mental health, gender, growing up Black and queer,  abolition, ancestral grief and wisdom,  and healing.

    Hari Ziyad is a cultural critic, a screenwriter, and the editor-in-chief of RaceBaitr. They are a 2021 Lambda Literary Fellow, and their writing has been featured in BuzzFeed, Out, the Guardian, Paste magazine, and the academic journal Critical Ethnic Studies, among other publications. Previously they were the managing editor of the Black Youth Project and a script consultant on the television series David Makes Man. Hari spends their all-too-rare free time trying to get their friends to give the latest generation of R & B starlets a chance and attempting to entertain their always very unbothered pit bull mix, Khione. You can find out more about Hari at https://www.hariziyad.com/ and follow them on Twitter.
     
     



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    • 53 min
    Trans Sexualities: a conversation with Lucie Fielding

    Trans Sexualities: a conversation with Lucie Fielding

    Alex Iantaffi interviews Lucie Fielding, author of the forthcoming book Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments (Routledge, May 2021).  They talk about sex, sexuality, gender, educating providers, the brilliance of trans people, and so much more.  Please be aware that in this episode Alex and Lucie talk about sex in a transparent and explicit way. CN: mentions of g******s, dysphoria, and cisgenderism.

    Lucie Fielding, MA (she/they) is a white, queer, non-binary femme, and a Resident in Counseling, practicing in Charlottesville, VA. She received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute (2018). Lucie also holds a PhD in French from Northwestern University (2008), where she specialized in eighteenth-century literature, histories of sexualities, and erotic literature. Her background in literature and history attunes her to the many ways that image, metaphor, and cultural scripts shape and inform the narratives we carry with us as we move through the world as well as how these narratives inscribe themselves on our bodies. You can find out more about Lucie at https://luciefielding.com  and follow her on Instagram and Twitter. 
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Pausing puberty for gender expansive youth: a conversation with Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd

    Pausing puberty for gender expansive youth: a conversation with Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd

    Alex Iantaffi interviews Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd about puberty blockers, in light of the Bell V Tavistock decision in the UK. They discuss why this decision is relevant in the UK and beyond, what puberty blockers are (and what is puberty), as well as the reasons why this is such a safe and effective treatment for some trans, nonbinary, and/or gender expansive children and youth. Angela Kade Goepferd, MD (she/they), is the Chief Education Officer for Children’s Minnesota, Chief of Staff, pediatrician in the Children’s Minneapolis Primary Care clinic and medical director of Children’s Gender Health Program. 

    Dr. Goepferd has a passion for working with underserved and at-risk kids and families, speaks Spanish and cares for a diverse community of patients in the primary care clinic. In addition to running the academic education and health professional education programs for Children’s, Dr. Goeperd is the Chief of the Professional Staff. They are a leader in the LGBTQ community who is driving equitable care for LGBTQ youth, particularly transgender and gender expansive youth and is a sought after speaker and trainer on these topics. They were a member of the LGBT Standards of Care Advisory board, which developed the first healthcare standards for LGBT people in the state of Minnesota,  and have been a recipient of one of the inaugural Business of Pride awards from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2018, and winner of a special recognition award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2019 for advocacy and education about LGBTQ youth. In 2020 they gave their first TEDx talk, titled “The revolutionary truth about kids and gender identity” as part of TEDxMinneapolis. 
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    • 46 min
    Gender & Sex in Medieval Times: a conversation with Eleanor Janega

    Gender & Sex in Medieval Times: a conversation with Eleanor Janega

    Alex Iantaffi talks about gender and sex in medieval times with Dr Eleanor Janega,  a medieval historian. More specifically, Dr Janega specialises in late medieval sexuality, apocalyptic thought, propaganda, and the urban experience in general, and in central Europe more particularly. She has taught (and still teaches) medieval and early modern history at a number of universities across London, in the UK. Her work can be found in History Today, at the BBC History magazine, at sex education websites such as BISH, and on discerning erotica sites such as Frolic Me.
    Content warning: this conversation might change the way you think about the middle ages. Also, they talk about sex, a lot. Apparently, it's a medieval thing.
    You can follow Dr Janega on Twitter @GoingMedieval, support her work on Patreon, read her blog and pre-oder her book The Middle Ages: A Graphic History, illustrated by Neil Max Emmanuel.
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 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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