Welcome to One Foot In. Hosts, Bee and Zee [Pseudonyms] are here to talk about what it means to have one foot in [the closet]. Episodes that challenge mainstream narratives of 'being out' and ensure LGBTQIA+ people from diverse backgrounds who have 'one foot in' the proverbial closet feel heard, and know that they are not alone. Connect with us on Instagram @onefootin or for more info go to linktr.ee/Onefootin
Episode Ten - A-sexual society
Can a society so fixated on sex and romantic love accept that identifying as asexual and aromantic does not equate with a life devoid of love or intimacy?
In this episode, Bee and Zee chat with Mathilde, who eloquently describes her journey of self discovery as asexual and aromantic. From her initial realisation, to loved ones’ reactions, Mathilde’s story holds a mirror up to society and provides insight into the often overlooked letter A in LGBTQIA+.
Episode Nine - From Bee to Zee [PART TWO]
As the distance between her and her family grows - both literally and metaphorically - Zee’s story continues as she finally comes to terms with her identity. In coming out to her mom and later her grandma, Zee’s plea - and continued hope in moving forward - is one of kindness and understanding.
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Episode Eight - From Bee to Zee [PART ONE]
From Bee’s story to Zee’s, Zee shares her journey of self-discovery that involves a kindergarten crush, a search for freedom, and... superman’s abs? In longing to fit in with a context that made her feel pressure to conform and change who she was, Zee starts to realize that self acceptance is the first step to instead change her context to fit in with her.
Episode Seven - Ahlan wa Sekneh
Ahlan wa Sekneh is a play on words from the Arabic expression ‘Ahlan wa sahlan’ which, when simply translated, means ‘welcome’. This episode features registered psychologist and narrative therapist, Sekneh Hammoud Beckett, who has done groundbreaking work transforming the narrative around ‘coming out’, to one around ‘inviting in’. This concept empowers us to choose who we welcome into our lives, or “treasure chest”, as Sek likes to call it.
Trigger warning: A small part of this episode features a discussion around the topic of suicide. Helpful resources and support around anxiety, depression, and suicide are available at beyondblue.org.au
Episode Six - Bee yourself [PART TWO]
Although they say you can never run away from your problems, Bee's time and distance apart from his family was an opportunity for growth and healing. Following his disoriented quest for freedom, the story continues as Bee returns to Sydney.
Massive shoutout to Twenty10; a Sydney-based organisation that works with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, questioning, queer, asexual and more (LGBTIQA+) people and others of diverse genders and sexualities, their families and communities. Visit: twenty10.org.au
Episode Five - Bee yourself [PART ONE]
Coming out is not always as smooth as you want it to be, and sometimes you have to be prepared for the worst. Join us this week as Bee takes us on Part ONE (of two) of his journey to freedom. From childhood crushes in the Middle East to coming of age in Australia and finding his people in Southeast Asia, Bee tells a story of pain and hope.