8 episodes

QKIDs Podcast is produced by the Queer Community Collective, a non-profit based in Vancouver, Canada. Each episode is hosted by a different combination of 'The Folx', the board of members at QCC. 'The Folx' breakdown what community is, discuss global issues, interview incredible humans and tell hilarious stories- all through their very queer lens.
QKIDS stands for Queer Kids In Distress (plural) a lighthearted jab at the reality that being Queer in a heteronormative and cisgendered society is an inherently more exhausting and stressful life than the average person.
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QKIDs Queer Community Collective

    • Society & Culture

QKIDs Podcast is produced by the Queer Community Collective, a non-profit based in Vancouver, Canada. Each episode is hosted by a different combination of 'The Folx', the board of members at QCC. 'The Folx' breakdown what community is, discuss global issues, interview incredible humans and tell hilarious stories- all through their very queer lens.
QKIDS stands for Queer Kids In Distress (plural) a lighthearted jab at the reality that being Queer in a heteronormative and cisgendered society is an inherently more exhausting and stressful life than the average person.
Thanks for listening!

    The Tension Between Privilege and Discrimination

    The Tension Between Privilege and Discrimination

    In the 4th episode of season 2, hosts Galen and Jordan talk about intersecting identities and how people often belong to multiple communities. They discuss visible/invisible identifiers and how in some spaces we may gain privilege while facing prejudice and violence in others. And using personal stories, they share how Race and identifying as people of colour influence their relationship to Queerness.

    Season 2 of the QKID podcast is all about Community. Subscribe to our channel to listen to each episode about the different facets and topics related to community building. Throughout the season you will gain insight into the perspective and goals of QCC working as a nonprofit in Metro Vancouver.
    To find out more about the Queer Community Collective, follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Queercommunitycollective or send us an email at folx@queercommunitycollective.com
    Please note, we often have heavy conversations around complex topics. We do our best to label the episodes with trigger warnings and content summaries. However, always proceed with caution. And we believe in two way conversations so if you have feedback for the hosts, or if something didn’t resonate with you, we would love to hear about it! Thanks for listening.

    Triggers warnings: racism, sexual assault, generational trauma,

    Resources:
    The podcast Jordan mentioned is ‘Hoodrat to Headwrap: a decolonized podcast’
    By Ericka Hart @ihartericka

    This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on how to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work
    By Tiffany Jewell @tiffanymjewell
    Illustrated by Aurelia Durand @4ur3lia

    • 58 min
    Queerness is the Anti-dote to Religious Indoctrination

    Queerness is the Anti-dote to Religious Indoctrination

    In the 3rd episode of season 2, hosts Galen and Ess interview Beth Carlson-Malena, a Queer co-pastor of a Vancouver church, about Christian community. They discuss how religious upbringings informed their sense of community and unpack the positive and negative impacts of religion on a global scale. They speak honestly about the religious trauma that Queer and marginalized folx suffer and share personal stories of their healing journey in reconciling spirituality with their Queerness. Ess and Galen don't hold back, and ask Beth some confronting questions about how she navigates representing a religion associated with colonization, genocide, and pain. 

    We specifically encourage ex-christians and current Christians to listen to this episode in a rare opportunity to hear three very different Queers comment on how they believe the church has wronged folx and their belief on ways the church and communities can move forward. 

    Season 2 of the QKID podcast is all about Community. Subscribe to our channel to listen to each episode about the different facets and topics related to community building. Throughout the season you will gain insight into the perspective and goals of QCC working as a nonprofit in Metro Vancouver.

    To find out more about the Queer Community Collective, follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Queercommunitycollective or send us an email at folx@queercommunitycollective.com

    Please note, we often have heavy conversations around complex topics. We do our best to label the episodes with trigger warnings and content summaries. However, always proceed with caution. And we believe in two way conversations so if you have feedback for the hosts, or if something didn’t resonate with you, we would love to hear about it! Thanks for listening.

    Trigger warnings: Religious trauma, Spiritual trauma, Colonization, Genocide, Substance use

    For more information about Beth's church head to openwaychurch.ca

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Culture is Healing, Connection as Repair

    Culture is Healing, Connection as Repair

    In the second episode of season 2 Ess and Kaide host a conversation with Ash Cedar about community trauma. They explain what trauma is, and how its impacted them personally. They talk about historical examples of how communities have traumatized other communities and how individuals are ostracized by their own communities. Finally, they brainstorm how communities can collectively heal from generational trauma. 

    Season 2 of the QKID podcast is all about Community. Subscribe to our channel to listen to each episode about the different facets and topics related to community building. Throughout the season you will gain insight into the perspective and goals of QCC working as a nonprofit in Metro Vancouver.

    To find out more about the Queer Community Collective, follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Queercommunitycollective or send us an email at folx@queercommunitycollective.com

    Please note, we often have heavy conversations around complex topics. We do our best to label the episodes with trigger warnings and content summaries. However, always proceed with caution. And we believe in two way conversations so if you have feedback for the hosts, or if something didn’t resonate with you, we would love to hear about it! Thanks for listening.

    Trigger warnings: Trauma, Sexual Assault, Colonization, Genocide

    You can find Ash on instagram @tender.ash.heq

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Etymology of Community

    Etymology of Community

    In the first episode of season 2, hosts Ess and Jordan discuss a history of community with examples of people coming together for a cause. They dive further in and distinguish what components are necessary for a group to affect societal, economic and political change. 
    Season 2 of the QKID podcast is all about Community. Subscribe to our channel to listen to each episode about the different facets and topics related to community building. Throughout the season you will gain insight into the perspective and goals of QCC working as a nonprofit in Metro Vancouver.  
    To find out more about the Queer Community Collective, follow us on Instagram and Facebook @Queercommunitycollective or send us an email at folx@queercommunitycollective.com
    Please note, we often have heavy conversations around complex topics. We do our best to label the episodes with trigger warnings and content summaries. However, always proceed with caution. And we believe in two way conversations so if you have feedback for the hosts, or if something didn’t resonate with you, we would love to hear about it! Thanks for listening.
    Trigger warnings: Racism, HIV/AIDS.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    QCC introduces the FOLX

    QCC introduces the FOLX

    The Season 1 Finale is here! In this round table episode Ess and Kaide introduce the Queer Community Collective's Board of Directors: The Folx. We invited Galen, MK and Jordan to our table to chat, ask introspective questions, and shower each other with praise and validation. At the end of this episode we are releasing our theme for Season 2 of the QKIDS Pod. Listen to find out what it is!

    The new Folx:

    Galen @galentheinvestigator

    MK @_.meryk._

    Jordan @thelayneway

    • 58 min
    Trans Visibility is Magic

    Trans Visibility is Magic

    In this episode, hosts Kaide and Ess interview 3 different trans humans (Dom Wakeland, Galen Chan and Ben Saccone) who modelled in the My Luteal advertisement that blew up the internet. The remainder of the episode celebrates International Transgender Day of Visibility with long interviews with Galen Chan and Ben Saconne on growing up, coming out and finding a supportive community.
    Announcements:
    June 27th is Langley Pride. Save the date! Come support.
    QCC is hosting A series on instagram live called Beyond the Binary for Pride Month. You don't want to miss these awesome chats.
    We are still offering free street portraits. DM or email QCC to set yours up! Email is qcocollective@gmail.com
    Dom Wakeland: @caillou.sexy.ass.cousin
    Galen Chan: @galentheinvestigator, @thefriendlybarber
    Ben Saccone: @bensaccone

    • 2 hr 29 min

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