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A podcast about barriers to embodiment and how our collective body stories can bring us back to ourselves

Living in this Queer Body Asher Pandjiris

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 180 Ratings

A podcast about barriers to embodiment and how our collective body stories can bring us back to ourselves

    Bitten by the Wolf: Asher's update

    Bitten by the Wolf: Asher's update

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    • 14 min
    Duet #3: Zena Sharman and Hannah McGregor

    Duet #3: Zena Sharman and Hannah McGregor

    All things Kintsugi Therapist Collective: https://www.kintsugitherapistcollective.com/offerings

    In this conversation we hear Hannah and Zena talk about caring ferociously, macho homemaking, living life as a committed spinster, work as a trauma response and domestic embodiment.

    Hannah McGregor is an academic, podcaster, and author living on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. She co-hosts the podcast Witch, Please, a critical rereading of the Harry Potter series, and she is the author of A Sentimental Education (WLUP 2022).

    Hannah's website: https://www.hannahmcgregor.com/

    Hannah's favourite duet: The Confrontation (Les Misérables), by Colm Wilkinson and Philip Quast

    Zena Sharman is a writer, speaker, strategist, and LGBTQ+ health advocate. She’s the author of three books, including The Care We Dream Of: Liberatory and Transformative Approaches to LGBTQ+ Health (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2021) and the Lambda Literary award-winning anthology The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016).

    Zena's website: https://zenasharman.com/

    Zena's favourite duet: Stay by Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko


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    • 52 min
    Duet #2: Fanny Priest and Erin Fairchild

    Duet #2: Fanny Priest and Erin Fairchild

    All the links/info about Erin and Fanny: https://www.livinginthisqueerbody.com/episodes/fanny-priest-erin-fairchild

    All things Asher

    Mending with Gold: Weekend Intensive

    Embodied Private Practice Cohort

    Embodied Testimony: Sick and Tired


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    • 59 min
    Samantha Irby and Marlee Grace: Duet #1

    Samantha Irby and Marlee Grace: Duet #1

    Samantha Irby writes a newsletter called Bitches Gotta Eat. Her favorite duet is Patti Labelle and Michael Mcdonald's “On My Own.”

    Marlee Grace is a dancer and writer whose work focuses on the self, devotion, ritual, creativity, and art making. Their practice is rooted in improvisation as a compositional form that takes shape in movement videos, books, quilting, online courses, and hosting artists. Grace’s Instagram dance project Personal Practice has been featured in the New York Times, Dance Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, and more.

    They have a newsletter that comes out every Monday called Monday Monday. Sometimes it comes out on different days but usually it comes out on Monday. It’s always free. If you love it and want to also read the monthly advice column YES YES you become a paid subscriber.

    Marlee’s most recent book is Getting to Center: Pathways to Finding Yourself Within the Great Unknown. They also wrote the book How to Not Always Be Working. Their favorite duet is “Dilemma” with Nelly and Kelly Rowland.

    Weekend Intensive: Mending With Gold

    December 9-11, 2022

    Join KTC’s co-directors for a virtual weekend intensive with a concentrated and highly personalized curriculum designed to support care workers*. We hope to challenge the unrealistic expectations of the care work industrial complex, nurture pathways for reconnecting with pleasure and develop enlivening professional practices/strategies.

    Enrolling Spring 2023:

    The Embodied Private Practice Cohort is a year-long mentorship offering for clinicians who are beginning or revisioning private practice with a focus on embodiment and sustainability. Combining reality-based, capacity-conscious clinical and business consultation, mentorship will focus on the ways that therapists can be nurtured by clinical practice, avoid burnout, and commit to sustainability, self care and healing.

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    • 54 min
    The Melancholy of Joseph M. Pierce

    The Melancholy of Joseph M. Pierce

    More about Joseph here

    Always Coming Home


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    STOP MEN (to the point): clip from full length interview with Xara Thustra

    STOP MEN (to the point): clip from full length interview with Xara Thustra

    [audio transcription]
    STOP MEN.. I've been probably writing it and it's been a part of my work for about 15 years. During that Gay Shame time and during a lot of my protesting and, and engaging with the Mission Anti- Displacement Coalition for, you know, a couple of years and the Coalition on Homelessness and working for all these or organizations and advocating for different types of people and everything.
    Everything I did lost, you know, everything. Like every single fucking thing I participated in failed. Everything, everything. I like, if I breathed the thought, it would come back negative, like it was just like, wow, like nothing's coming. You know, nothing I'm doing is working in any kind of way or helping anything.
    I was like, what is this all about? You know? And I just basically like,  I don't wanna protest laws that are unjust to people and jails unjust to people and, and health as a right or not, you know, like I don't wanna protest a hundred things or question a million things. I just wanna go right to the source and who the fuck is running all this shit.
    And men are making all these decisions, creating this whole framework and are unchecked, you know, the most violent men, unfortunately, in the country are shaping our reality. And so I just really quickly was just like, oh, well stop men.  that's obvious, you know, I'm just like stop men is where I'm at with that.
    That's what I wanna say, which is stop men. All men need to check themselves. And so from there, and  I'm completely comfortable with that with myself. Like, I've been checking myself and trying to learn how to be a good, healthy person for luckily, most of my life, you know, not all of my life, but luckily, most of it.
    And the heavier way . . sometimes I have a little spit that I say, you know, which I maybe can't get through it perfectly, but a lot of times I answer like this, which is, uh, stop men is the avocation of silence of all men in regards to decision making and leadership over any and all other living things.
    And men are totally chill to do whatever over their person, you know, make any decisions you want over your person and whatever the f**k you wanna do, but in terms of making decisions or participating in decisions over other living things, it's, we're at a full stop right now. The planet is coming to an end and everything on this planet has been shaped by male violence.
    We're off that page and we're flipping that page, starting something new. And it starts with men being silent and dealing with listening and not making any decisions of power over leadership of anyone. And this is just like an immediate stop.
    And from there, I'm not really suggesting who is to take power or whatever I'm out of that, but I'm saying that that needs to happen and that if men are making decisions over other people, if they are forcing their opinion into a conversation, they are identified as non revolution. These are non revolutionary men that need to be stopped.
    -Xara Thustra on LITQB


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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

nerdles88 ,

My favorite podcast!!

This podcast is one of my absolute favorites for so many reasons. I love hearing people’s different stories about being in a body, Asher’s questions, observations, care and curiosity, how it leads me to self-inquiry, how it sheds light on societal norms and those creating a different norm for themselves and so much more. It has helped me to grapple with tough questions, exist in a body with chronic illness, embrace being queer, affirmed and contributed to the way I support others and kept me company when I am in a flare up. So much praise and gratitude for this podcast!

Ps. I wasn’t super into the theme song in the beginning but it has really really grown on me and now I love it 💕

Benjicher ,

Amazing Conversations

Martin Buber said all real living is meeting. There’s a lot of living in these podcasts.

M_GO ,

* LITQB is my favorite podcast *

LITQB is my favorite podcast! This show is important work, and I’m grateful for what Asher and all the contributors bring to it. LITQB has inspired me in my own creativity of what being a therapist can be (as a queer person and therapist in training). I love learning about each guest and I have always finished an episode having more knowledge, feeling creative and inspired, and feeling more comfortable in this queer body. <3

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