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QTPOC (Queer/Trans People of Color) talk show with emphasis on community, yoga, love, food, travel, activism, & deep spiritual connection. Bridging the gap between media and Queer/Trans identities because we deserve to be heard; we deserve respect, love, and acknowledgement. New artist showcase on each episode! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/owl-rare1/support

QTPOC Talks OwlRare

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QTPOC (Queer/Trans People of Color) talk show with emphasis on community, yoga, love, food, travel, activism, & deep spiritual connection. Bridging the gap between media and Queer/Trans identities because we deserve to be heard; we deserve respect, love, and acknowledgement. New artist showcase on each episode! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/owl-rare1/support

    E3:S2 Kink, Respect, & Sexuality

    E3:S2 Kink, Respect, & Sexuality

    In Episode 3, I got the pleasure to interview with the sexy and fierce Arazel Newman of Philadelphia. They are an organizer of HotBits film festival as well as a performer in Raspberry Royale, a Philadelphian QTPOC Burlesque troupe. Not only have I had the chance to witness the rising entertainer perform live at various events, but we also have developed a loving friendship as well. Arazel describes their self as A Non-Binary Cosmic Faerie and you can feel the magic that emanates from them in this talk. We dive deep into topics of sex positivity, seasonal depression, kink, burlesque, and forming healthy relationships. 





    To support Arazel and the sexy work they do, you can find links posted below. 

    IG: @thedevaarazel

    Website: http://patreon.com/Xerlina

    Hotbits: https://www.hotbitsfilmfest.com/




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    • 1 hr 2 min
    E2:S2 QTPOC Growth & Expansion

    E2:S2 QTPOC Growth & Expansion

     In Episode 2 of Season 2 We dive into Depression and its effects on QTPOC Performance arts! I got a chance to sit down with trans artist, activist, and academic, Sa'mantha Fotos aka Sa'mantha Sayten of Philadelphia ("Say ten" like Tens! Tens! Tens across the board!). A Former instructor of Writing for Social Justice at Rowan University, Sa'mantha has committed their life to activist work informed by critical race, feminist, queer, and anti-oppressive theories. Charged by a mission statement of queer liberation and reparation for the most marginalized peoples, Samantha produces celebratory, affirming, and often educational events, media, and training in hopes to enfranchise and protect trans people of color and thus, all human life.  



    Find out more about Sa'mantha:

    http://samanthasayten.com/

    IG @saytenstudios


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    E1:S2 Depression & Wellness

    E1:S2 Depression & Wellness

    Have you noticed that with the change in seasons comes a change in your mood? Or even a change in your energy levels? In the first episode of QTPOC talks season 2 I got to chat with Shesheena Bray, owner and mental health counselor of going inward wellness.  Shesheena Bray is a Boston native who has taken up roots in the City of Brotherly Love & Sisterly Affection.  Shesheena came to Philadelphia to attend Temple University  and fell in love with the rich culture of the city. Shesheena dedicated over a decade to deepening her understanding of her community’s needs and actively working to create sustainable solutions as an educator and social justice advocate. In 2014, Shesheena realized her service to her community was best actualized through her passion, mental health counseling. Honing her focus and training, Shesheena earned her M.S.Ed in mental health counseling from The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education in 2016.  Shesheena is currently a candidate for the Licensed Professional Counselor certification.  Tune in to our first episode to hear firsthand what Shesheena has to say in terms to seasonal depression and its effects on mental wellbeing.



    To learn more about Shesheena check out her website:

    www.goinginward,com



    or find her on instagram @goinginward


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    • 49 min
    E10:S1 My Womxn Card is anti-Native, & other Two-Spirit Truths

    E10:S1 My Womxn Card is anti-Native, & other Two-Spirit Truths

    In our 10th episode I had the pleasure to interview with Xemiyulu or Xemi for short (Pronounced like "Shemi") from Washington, DC.  Xemi describes herself as a Nawat Two-Spirit Trans Womxn, Author, Playwright, and actor. She is the Artistic Director of Nelwat Ishkamewe, Director of Art & Culture of Trans-Latinx DMV, and has. received much recognition. A Lambda Literary Award Nominee and Awarded 2019 “40 Under 40: Queer Women of Washington” by the DC Mayors Office Capital Pride 2019’s Engendered Spirit Award. Xemi has also been Featured as part of Dove, Getty Images, and Girlgaze’s international beauty campaign, Project #ShowUs.  In this episode we dive deep into life as a native trans womxn and Xemi shares with us a writing from her book "My Womxn Card is anti-Native, & other Two-Spirit Truths" which is available for sale on Amazon!! After reading this book I had to get her on the podcast! 
    Find her on Patreon: XemiDaTwoSpirit.



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    E9:S1 Queer inclusion & The Formation of Global Awareness

    E9:S1 Queer inclusion & The Formation of Global Awareness

    In this episode I was blessed to interview with SM Rodriguez of NYC! SM is a scholar-activist and Assistant Professor of Criminology and Sociology. Their research interests, as well as organizing efforts, lie in justice movements that are by and for same-gender loving and gender non-conforming people of African descent. Their book, The Economies of Queer Inclusion , examines the dialectics of global and local culture and the effects of transnational financing on grassroots activism in Kampala. Dr. Rodriguez has also done extensive research on the legislative history of sodomy in Uganda, with particular interest in the postcolonial motivations to develop laws which control citizen sexuality. We touched on some current and  past events. This is an episode you won't want to miss out on!

    Website/book purchase: 

    https://www.smrodriguez.com

    IG:

    Dr_simplicity 



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    E8:S1 Vlogging & The Chronicles of A Black Trans Man

    E8:S1 Vlogging & The Chronicles of A Black Trans Man

    In this Episode I got to really dive deep with Kasen Truth. Kasen is a black trans man, activist, photographer and YouTuber.  He has spent the past 2 years or so advocating for trans people of color and speaking about experiences on YouTube! We touch deep on keeping a job, how tough it can be to live in Los Angeles, and what truly drives Kasen and his partner to share their stories! 

    Want to check out more or follow Kasen and his partner? 

    Youtube channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh4f7qVa8jJEujxXEMJSJSg

    Or

    (Search RenskaiseTV)

    Instagram: 

    http://instagram.com/Kasen.Ariahn

    https://www.instagram.com/renskaisetv/


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    • 1 hr 2 min

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