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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 • 160 Ratings

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

    My Body is not a Burden: Erica Woodland

    My Body is not a Burden: Erica Woodland

    Erica Woodland, LCSW is a black queer/genderqueer facilitator, consultant, psychotherapist, and healing justice practitioner based in Baltimore, MD.  He has worked at the intersections of movements for racial, gender, economic, trans and queer justice and liberation for more than 18 years. In 2016 Erica founded the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, an organization committed to advancing healing justice by transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color.

    In this interview we talk about Erica’s childhood growing up black and genderqueer as the eldest child of a single mom, lessons he learned from work burnout, queerness as radical imagination, healing justice organizing and the danger of prescriptive self-care approaches and much more. 



    NATIONAL QUEER AND TRANS THERAPISTS OF COLOR NETWORK

    https://www.nqttcn.com/

    Cara Page

    https://carapage.co/about/

    Healing and Transformative Justice

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fDHrgaTmpo



    LITQB Podcast: This is a podcast about the barriers to embodiment and how our collective body stories can bring us back to ourselves. This is a podcast for people who identify as queer or for people who might think of their relationship between their body and confining social narratives as queer. This can feel like an isolating experience.  Our wounded bodies need spaces to talk about struggles with nourishment/disordered eating, body image issues, dysphoria, racism, heterosexism, transphobia, xenophobia, substance use/abuse, chronic pain/disability, body changes in parenthood, intergenerational trauma, the medical/wellness/therapy industrial complex and its lack of inclusion of queer bodies and much more. Hopefully this podcast can illustrate the connections, and resonant pain points, that we have with one another.  Livinginthisqueerbody.com @livinginthisqueerbody

    Purchase a recording of the Navigating Pandemic Fatigue from a Disability Justice Perspective Webinar: https://www.livinginthisqueerbody.com/pandemic-fatigue



    The Host:  Asher Pandjiris is a Psychotherapist/ Podcaster/ Group Facilitator

    SUPPORT https://www.patreon.com/livinginthisqueerbody 



    Sound Editing: Barry Orvin www.talkbox.studio 

    Music: Ethan Philbrick and Helen Messineo-Pandjiris






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    Safe Harbor: Christa Couture

    Safe Harbor: Christa Couture

    Christa Couture is an award-winning performing and recording artist, filmmaker, non-fiction writer and broadcaster. She is also mixed Cree and Scandanavian-settler, queer, disabled, and a mom. Her seventh album Safe Harbour was released on Coax Records in 2020. As a writer and storyteller, she has been published in Room, Shameless, and Augur magazines, and on cbc.ca. In 2018, her article and photos on disability and pregnancy went viral. She is the weekday afternoon host on 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto, Canada, and her debut memoir How to Lose Everything is out now with Doulgas & McIntyre.

    In this episode, we talk about finding a messy-middle of acceptance, a childhood living with bone cancer, life as a queer amputee, GRIEF AS AN ACCESS NEED and much more.

    http://christacouture.com/



    LITQB Podcast: This is a podcast about the barriers to embodiment and how our collective body stories can bring us back to ourselves. This is a podcast for people who identify as queer or for people who might think of their relationship between their body and confining social narratives as queer. This can feel like an isolating experience.  Our wounded bodies need spaces to talk about struggles with nourishment/disordered eating, body image issues, dysphoria, racism, heterosexism, transphobia, xenophobia, substance use/abuse, chronic pain/disability, body changes in parenthood, intergenerational trauma, the medical/wellness/therapy industrial complex and its lack of inclusion of queer bodies and much more. Hopefully this podcast can illustrate the connections, and resonant pain points, that we have with one another.  Livinginthisqueerbody.com  @livinginthisqueerbody



    Purchase a recording of the Navigating Pandemic Fatigue from a Disability Justice Perspective Webinar: https://www.livinginthisqueerbody.com/pandemic-fatigue



    The Host:  Asher Pandjiris is a Psychotherapist/ Podcaster/ Group Facilitator

    SUPPORT https://www.patreon.com/livinginthisqueerbody 

    Sound Editing: Barry Orvin www.talkbox.studio 

    Music: Ethan Philbrick and Helen Messineo-Pandjiris


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    DISPATCHES FROM OUR QUEER BODIES IN PANDEMIC TIMES (#19): Renee

    DISPATCHES FROM OUR QUEER BODIES IN PANDEMIC TIMES (#19): Renee

    renee is a non-binary femme artist living on the unceded ancestral lands of the Duwamish people also known as seattle. a jack of many trades including writing, zine making, tap dancing and bending neon art! they believe deeply that everything is relational and that care, vulnerability and curiosity belong at the root of any foundational future we move forward in building. find out what they are up to at www.kindergartenthoughts.com, support them on patreon or follow them @kindergartenthoughts

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    "I looked like a tomboy... turns out I was": Colin Hagendorf

    "I looked like a tomboy... turns out I was": Colin Hagendorf

    In this episode we discuss childhood gender play, complicating trans coming out narratives, the significance of sobriety and secure relational attachment in Colin’s creative life, her relationship to punk, dissociation and transformative justice and the clarity that comes when you get on the right psych meds. I really love Colin. I hope you enjoy this listen.



    Colin Hagendorf is writer, podcaster, trans Jewess, and New Yorker in diaspora. She is the author of the 2015 recovery memoir, Slice Harvester: A Memoir in Pizza, and an as-yet-untitled novel in progress about lesbians in Queens that Brontez Purnell described in a text message as “East Coast Love & Rockets.”

    She writes the monthly print fanzine Life Harvester with her partner, Rebecca Giordano, and hosts, engineers, and edits the podcast Life Harvester Radio, a series of monthly conversations with writers, artists, activists, tattooers, musicians, and other counter culture types about their cultural production under capitalism, aka “why should we make stuff when society sucks?”



    LITQB Podcast: This is a podcast about the barriers to embodiment and how our collective body stories can bring us back to ourselves. This is a podcast for people who identify as queer or for people who might think of their relationship between their body and confining social narratives as queer. This can feel like an isolating experience.  Our wounded bodies need spaces to talk about struggles with nourishment/disordered eating, body image issues, dysphoria, racism, heterosexism, transphobia, xenophobia, substance use/abuse, chronic pain/disability, body changes in parenthood, intergenerational trauma, the medical/wellness/therapy industrial complex and its lack of inclusion of queer bodies and much more. Hopefully this podcast can illustrate the connections, and resonant pain points, that we have with one another.  Livinginthisqueerbody.com  @livinginthisqueerbody



    Register for:  Navigating Pandemic Fatigue Through a Disability Justice Framework: A Webinar

    March 20th

    1-3pm EST

    Navigating (not fighting off or “combating”) Pandemic Fatigue Through a Disability Justice Framework is an offering that aims to honor that this pandemic time, this "slowing down," is a pace of life that is necessary for many and also offers us a lot of lessons towards individual and collective liberation.

    In this virtual webinar, Ilya Parker (@decolonizing_fitness) and Asher Pandjiris (@livinginthisqueerbody) will share their personal experiences with their complicated queer bodies during the pandemic and will provide a framework for thinking about taking lessons forward beyond “pandemic time.” Asher and Ilya will also present material on a disability justice perspective on rest, relating to time and moving through the world in ways that honor the body's needs. Registrants for the live event can submit questions before or during the event for us. Recordings will be available. If you haven’t already, make sure you head over to the LITQB podcast archives and check out our conversation. It is episode 14.



    The Host:  Asher Pandjiris is a Psychotherapist/ Podcaster/ Group Facilitator



    SUPPORT https://www.patreon.com/livinginthisqueerbody 



    Sound Editing: Barry Orvin www.talkbox.studio 



    Music: Ethan Philbrick and Helen Messineo-Pandjiris


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    • 58 min
    DISPATCHES FROM OUR QUEER BODIES IN PANDEMIC TIMES (#18)

    DISPATCHES FROM OUR QUEER BODIES IN PANDEMIC TIMES (#18)

    Deep Gratitude to Sara Jane Stoner (@thingpartofus)

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    Syd Yang: Finding Comfort in the Discomfort

    Syd Yang: Finding Comfort in the Discomfort

    Syd Yang (they/them) is a mixed race/Taiwanese American queer/non-binary healer, intuitive counselor and writer who weaves together magic, possibility and intention as an energy healer in the world through their practice, Blue Jaguar Healing Arts. As someone who lives with depression and anxiety, and has recovered from severe eating disorders, Syd's work finds its resonance in the stories we each hold at the intersection of memory, body, sexuality and mental health. Syd works primarily with queer and trans BIPOC individuals as well as regularly leads workshops, community healing circles and has been a group facilitator for over two decades, with a specific focus on grief, healing ancestral trauma, sexuality + spirituality, body liberation and eating disorder recovery. Their recent memoir, Release: A Bulimia Story, re-imagines what recovery would look like without shame.  



    @releasebulimia 



    Bluejaguarhealingarts.com 



    Queer Spirit Podcast interview: http://queerhealingjourneys.com/syd-yang/ 



    LITQB Podcast: This is a podcast about the barriers to embodiment and how our collective body stories can bring us back to ourselves. This is a podcast for people who identify as queer or for people who might think of their relationship between their body and confining social narratives as queer. This can feel like an isolating experience.  Our wounded bodies need spaces to talk about struggles with nourishment/disordered eating, body image issues, dysphoria, racism, heterosexism, transphobia, xenophobia, substance use/abuse, chronic pain/disability, body changes in parenthood, intergenerational trauma, the medical/wellness/therapy industrial complex and its lack of inclusion of queer bodies and much more. Hopefully this podcast can illustrate the connections, and resonant pain points, that we have with one another.  Livinginthisqueerbody.com  @livinginthisqueerbody 



    The Host:  Asher Pandjiris is a Psychotherapist/ Podcaster/ Group Facilitator 



    SUPPORT https://www.patreon.com/livinginthisqueerbody 



    Sound Editing: Barry Orvin www.talkbox.studio 



    Music: Ethan Philbrick and Helen Messineo-Pandjiris


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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

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Lama Rod!

Thank you for the interview with Lama Rod Owens! Listening to it was really joyful and profound.

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Lama Rod is a beacon

I love Lana Rod. Thanks for interviewing him ! He is a beacon in the haze of the apocalypse ! It would have been more enjoyable to listen to HIM talk with out all the fake “mmmm” “awwww” “mmhmm!” interjections from the host Peppered throughout his talking segments.
-Or in general in any of the episodes. It’s really distracting, sounds fake and is annoying

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Yes!

So great: I’m so glad this exists. I adore it

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