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You might have heard the term non-binary. This is how it feels.

Join Caitlin Benedict & Amrou Al-Kadhi as they ask the big questions about gender & identity.

NB: My non-binary life BBC

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    • 4.9 • 103 Ratings

You might have heard the term non-binary. This is how it feels.

Join Caitlin Benedict & Amrou Al-Kadhi as they ask the big questions about gender & identity.

    8. SURVIVING AND THRIVING

    8. SURVIVING AND THRIVING

    Once you’ve come out, what’s next? How do you survive in a world of binaries? How do you do more than just survive?

    Caitlin and Amrou seek the wisdom and company of performer Travis Alabanza who shares their advice for finding joy in a world that is so often hostile to trans people. Podcaster Morgan M Page tells the hidden tales of trans people thriving throughout history.

    Presented by Caitlin Benedict & Amrou Al-Kadhi
    Produced by Caitlin Benedict, Arlie Adlington and Georgia Catt

    • 26 min
    7. HOME

    7. HOME

    How do you come out to your family? How do you learn to be real with the people you love? How do you take these conversations seriously when the beach is calling your name?

    Caitlin returns home to Australia and finally has The Conversation with their dad Paul.

    Presented by Caitlin Benedict & Amrou Al-Kadhi
    Produced by Caitlin Benedict, Arlie Adlington and Georgia Catt

    • 28 min
    6. STORIES ABOUT US

    6. STORIES ABOUT US

    Where do you look for stories about people like you? How do you make space to tell those stories? What does the future of trans representation look like?

    Caitlin and Amrou look at the thrilling and all too rare times that queer folks see themselves represented in books, on screen, and beyond. Drag artist and creator of The ShayShay Show, ShayShay, remembers the significance of Sailor Moon. Writer and host of the Food For Thot podcast, Dennis Norris II, imagines the future of queer representation.

    Presented by Caitlin Benedict & Amrou Al-Kadhi
    Produced by Caitlin Benedict, Arlie Adlington and Georgia Catt

    • 23 min
    5. BODIES

    5. BODIES

    How does gender dysphoria feel? What can you do to combat dysphoria? How can you learn to live in your body as a non-binary person?

    Caitlin and Amrou get into the messy business of bodies - tattoos, piercings, surgery, hormones, and somehow also octopus sex - with Trans Like Me author CN Lester. And author of Queer Sex, Juno Roche talks about finding themself beautiful, the process of having their vagina constructed, and living in a trans body. Caitlin bribes their partner Roman with tea in exchange for talking about the reality of supporting your partner through their coming out process, and some awkward stuff about boobs too.

    Presented by Caitlin Benedict & Amrou Al-Kadhi
    Produced by Caitlin Benedict, Arlie Adlington and Georgia Catt

    • 30 min
    4. DRAG

    4. DRAG

    What does drag mean for non-binary folk? If it’s not men dressed as women lip-sync’ing to Gloria Gaynor, what is it? What can you learn from drag when you’re exploring your own gender identity?

    Amrou takes Caitlin into the world of drag with fellow non-binary drag artists Crystale Rasmussen and Chiyo Gomes. Morgan M Page, history buff and host of trans history podcast One From The Vaults, reveals the radical history of drag.

    Presented by Caitlin Benedict & Amrou Al-Kadhi
    Produced by Caitlin Benedict, Arlie Adlington and Georgia Catt

    • 25 min
    3. THE LOOK

    3. THE LOOK

    How can you dress to reflect your gender identity? Does a haircut and a pair of trousers make all the difference? Is eyeshadow off limits all of a sudden?

    Caitlin and Amrou are joined by fashion icon and Fruitcake Magazine founding editor Jamie Windust for a trawl through the charity shops of a London suburb, and to explore the tyrannies and freedoms of presenting yourself exactly as you like - from dresses to neckties, from tucking to binding.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

KikiConfuzedDemon ,

TYSM

I am only 11, but I am questioning my gender and sexuality. This podcast made me dig a little deeper into myself, and realize things I didn't even know were there.
Thank you so much for sharing your voice!
- Kiki (they/them)

monablaw ,

What an amazing resource!

Thank you so much for this work! I’m nonbinary and coincidentally discovered this podcast while recovering from surgery. I love the questioning nature of the episodes—there’s a humbleness to it that’s allowed me to both more fruitfully question myself and less defensively approach others’ questions. Thank you for your research and vulnerability! I’m recommending this to everyone I know!

My one note would be that (from my understanding as a white person), at least in the US, the abbreviation “NB” is an important part of AAVE created by Black women activists (standing for non Black, as in NBPOC) to distinguish the specifics of anti-Black racism. Some people use the term “enby” as an alternative abbreviation for nonbinary. Thanks!

citizenkahn ,

Fascinating journel of discovery

This cast chronicals explorations of gender, self understanding, and self acceptance. It sheds light on an important part of the human condition (it's also fun).

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