18 episodes

Out in the Open Radio Hour is a show by and featuring rural LGBTQ people talking about our lives, sharing our art & music, learning together, and of course building our community, visibility, knowledge, and power!

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Out in the Open Radio Hour is a show by and featuring rural LGBTQ people talking about our lives, sharing our art & music, learning together, and of course building our community, visibility, knowledge, and power!

    Writing in a pandemic & creating space for rural POC and LGBTQ writers

    Writing in a pandemic & creating space for rural POC and LGBTQ writers

    Out in the Open Radio Hour, episode 20, A conversation with Mount Island Magazine Editor in Chief, Desmond Peeples, and contributor Tyler Orion about writing, creating space for rural LGBTQ & POC voices, the power of writing in pandemic times and more. They both read some of their work too!

    Some things mentioned in the episode:


     Mount Island Magazine, We Need Diverse Books , VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts , Vermont College of Fine Arts , Vermont Arts Council COVID-19 resources 

    • 48 min
    Queer Beekeeping with Ang Roell of They Keep Bees

    Queer Beekeeping with Ang Roell of They Keep Bees

    Ang Röell of They Keep Bees at Yard Birds Farm (co-located in Montague/Great Falls, Massachusetts and Southern Florida) and HB talk about beekeeping, biomimicry, Ang's upcoming book "Radicalize the Hive", and more!  Look out for part three of talking with some amazing rural queer farmers later this month!

    Some things mentioned in this episode:


    They Keep Bees
    Ang Roell
    adrienne maree brown & Emergent Strategy
    Janine Benyus & Biomimicry

    • 56 min
    Rural Queer Farmers with Bo Dennis (Part 1)

    Rural Queer Farmers with Bo Dennis (Part 1)

    Out in the Open Radio Hour, episode 17, HB talks with Bo Dennis of Dandy Ram Farm, in Maine follow on Instagram at @dandy_ram_farmer. Bo and HB talk about everything from whiteness, settler colonialism, climate chaos to what it's like to create radical joy as a trans queer farmer in rural Maine, to where the best karaoke place is in Belfast, Maine. This is a great episode. Look out for parts two and three of talking with some amazing rural queer farmers later this month! 

    Some things mentioned in this episode:


    Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust
    Wabanaki REACH
    Soul Fire Farm
    Follow Bo on Instagram @dandy_ram_farmer and where he grazes his sheep at @seek.no.further 
    Northeast Queer Farmers Alliance Gathering, Feb. 29th 10am-2pm, RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/167779807874432/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Restorative Justice

    Restorative Justice

    Out in the Open Radio Hour, episode 16 HB is joined by Mel Motel, the Executive Director of the Brattleboro Community Justice Center. Mel shares the roots of restorative justice, how she came into the work, and how it's being utilized in Brattleboro. 



    Here's some of the resources we talked about on the show:
    Conflict is not abuse 

    The Revolution Starts at Home and Beyond Survival 

    Mariame Kaba 

    Sujatha Baliga

    Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective 

    • 52 min
    Shapeshifters in the Studio

    Shapeshifters in the Studio

    Out in the Open Radio Hour, episode 15! HB is joined in the studio by Eli and Krista, founders of Shapeshifters! We talk about the power of Tumblr for help in starting a trans-led binder business, the joys and challenges of rural LGBTQ life, cosplay, Ursula K. LeGuin, and much more.

    • 1 hr
    Climate Justice Organizing

    Climate Justice Organizing

    Out in the Open Radio Hour, episode 14. HB is joined in the studio by Sonia Silbert and Abby Mnookin from 350 Vermont. We spend the full hour talking about Climate Justice, rural organizing, parenting, and more.

    • 59 min

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