Fat, Trans, Queer Podcast about Queer issues with an emphasis on Music, TV, media, sex, relationships, and ranting. Nonbinary transgender man with no real plan. I make playlists, I rant, I rave, I love and I hate. I also write on my blog-- daily. Check out madaboutit.blog and tune in for podcast episodes as they are available.
Maybe the best description is that I tend to talk more about how being trans feels than how it looks. I hate superficiality, hate performative identity, and yet most of the world sees transgender as a look, not a feeling. Doing my best to be honest about my feelings-- will say though, puts plenty off.
I usually make episodes when I am most inspired to do so. I work, I have a life and other hobbies, as well as more than a few pre-existing conditions, so episodes haven‘t been as regular as I‘d like. I play bass and improv along with the talk tracks, and honestly-- if it‘s too loud, it‘s because you‘re not really supposed to be listening to what I‘m saying. Always available to talk, always available for questions--
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Fat and Trans
I update, I chat, I rant-- I get into my experiences being both fat and trans. There are an incredible amount of parallels between being fat and being trans, so I just kind of speak my mind. I also read a few poems later in the episode.
How tf do you make music for this...? I considered making a whole tuba track for it but it would've been entirely too much improvising for an hour and twenty minutes on tuba. Maybe some other time. That will be for live shows IMO.
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Am alive-- am thriving--
Not sure why, but that's enough to send
This guy into another spiral.
More episodes will follow-- I have a lot I need to catch up on
Loads of completed fully planned episodes
I've been too obsessive over to let go of.
Non-binary Transsexual/Ideological Hematoma
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Just ranting honestly
I have other episodes planned, I announce them
I don't have anything scripted for this episode it's just
Completely off the handle.
I am sorry I haven't been making as many episodes, I've been
More than a bit preoccupied, so keep that in mind
If you want to cancel me-- it's okay--
I have plans anyway.
That's the documentary on the sochi olympics that mentions testosterone therapy
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Trans Bills, Trans Kids, and the Consequences
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School House Mock? Too much? Not enough?
These bills are killing trans kids and no one seems to think about it that way.
Protect the children? Whose children? Where? What? When? Why? How?
How about let's stop selling and killing kids at the border first.
Republicans seem to focus on clickbait topics and turn them into policy, which is what they're always blaming us for. Meanwhile back at the ranch, real trans people are really suffering.
Trust trans kids. Believe trans kids. Stop doubting, stop questioning, stop harassing trans youth.
We can't protect them from everything, but these bills need to go. If any of this shit sticks on the fan, it will blow into other areas. The transphobia will snowball.
If Ru Paul Won't Cancel Utica-- then Cancel Ru Paul!
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Talk about a friendly goodbye.
"Mean"? Does that really cut it?
Does "mean" hold up against all that ignorance?
I've about had it with Ru Paul and I think it's time the empire started to collapse on itself. Ru Paul's ego is old, fat and bloated--if you don't mind me saying so.
Fat. A word for excess adipose tissue. Something Ru Paul would have, if he didn't look like he had weekly plastic surgery appointments to suck the fat out of every crevice of his body. He would take that as a compliment, certainly!
Gottmik as the first trans contestant? Might as well have a headline that says "Go f**k yourself, trans history!"
Anyway here's all my notes
utica roast outline
hello, I dunno if I'm becky anymore
But I'm sure as hell still mad about it.
Utica's roast was one of the more revealing parts of the show.
Exposed underlying sentiments long encouraged in the show
Season 2 is a great example of virulent fatphobia scripted by Ru Paul himself into the show
--Raven benefits from her real-time roast of mystique during the food challenge. Her jokes about mystique in the interview clips are at least as mean as Utica's roast material. Except-- no roast in sight. Just another contestant on the show.
--they made them eat brains and all sorts of weird stuff that the other queens found disgusting, so that when mystique won first by a large margin (because it was a speed-eating competition!!!) She was double standard punished for both finishing first and finishing first while eating what the other queens treated as such a disgusting array of foods. Mystique was both setup to win, and setup to be shamed for winning.
Season 9 Sasha Velour, Valentina and Eureka have a confrontation
--Eureka is edited as the loud angry fat person bullying the thin people with eating disorders
--Eureka's own experience with eating disorders is completely edited out.
--There is a clip where Sasha begins to apologize to Eureka and her word is clipped mid-sound. Sounds edited, highly suspicious. Perhaps Sasha velour was acknowledging Eureka's truth, and the show edited it out?
--Eureka recieves the villain edit in season 9 and 10 both. When she talks about her serious injury, and the struggles involved in healing from it-- she is treated as someone grasping at straws for sympathy as some sort of advantage in the competition. This is pretty common in the show, but generally pits real vulnerability as not just weakness, but manipulative intent.
--At least three contestants come forth talking about their issues with eating disoders, and none of the fat contestants are ever interviewed about their issues with body image and food. I have a hard time believing Eureka didn't talk about eating disorders.
Fast forward through Nina West, who is labeled as a plus sized without being plus sized. She is a broad, full sized adult man who doesn't try to become an unhealthy size or weight. She is treated as fat, and has self-labeled as such. She also happens to play devil's advocate whenever possible, "diffusing the situation", "putting out fires" aka BEING A HUGE WET BLANKET.
tbh after this recent footage f**k Nina West.
Silky Nutmeg Ganache also recieved a vicious villain edit in the show. I believe she is a huge diva in real life, but I also fail to understand how this is a disadvantage on the show. In all previous seasons-- the biggest diva wins. Unless she is quite literally the biggest, largest diva.
Kim Chi was robbed. Multiple times. Her song "fat femme and asian" not only puts her in a box, but fails to make it a box anyone would want to open. For a queen with such tremendous artistic talent and emotional depth, I feel that "fat femme and asian" is more than a bit reductive. It definitely hasn't aged well, given America's epidemic of asian violence.
Now we arrive to Utica. I'm sure we missed some other plus girls on the show, but I just wanted
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Black history month is here, so let's talk some intersectionality.
Feminist-- Why I identify as one
Feminism is the root of most progress
Misogyny is a driving force behind discrimination of women and LGBTQAI folks
Who came up with intersectional feminism?
Kimberlé Crenshaw, a black American law professor coined the term in 1989. She's still active and working as a lawyer and civil rights advocate.
Why do we still have problems if this has been around since then...? Exactly, my friend. Exactly.
Nothing is perfect. Certainly not social movements, and definitely not this f*****g podcast. I dig into some of the problems with how people use intersectionality, as well as how our government ignores it. White feminism does little to help POC thrive.
Ally is a verb, folks. Do it-- don't identify as a verb. You can't identify as an ally, same way you can't identify as a f**k.
Although it is tempting...
Love this cast
It’s sooooo nice to find a cast from a queer lady’s perspective that isn’t super boring or pretentious