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They/Them Project interviews individuals who currently or previously use gender nonconforming pronouns, offering a platform for them to be seen and heard while informing all who listen how words and actions affect the Trans+ community. They/Them Project is produced by photographer and activist Brent Dundore.

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They/Them Project interviews individuals who currently or previously use gender nonconforming pronouns, offering a platform for them to be seen and heard while informing all who listen how words and actions affect the Trans+ community. They/Them Project is produced by photographer and activist Brent Dundore.

    Unity Church – Unitarian

    Unity Church – Unitarian

    Don’t miss this Gallery & Gender discussion from 02.27.19 at Unity Church Unitarian in St Paul. Thanks to Hal and Rue for participating as well. Experience the entire project at TheyThemProject.org .

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    Alok & Xochi

    Alok & Xochi

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    Alok Vaid-Menon

    Alok Vaid-Menon

    “I don’t have to be binary in order to be beautiful, I don’t have to be binary in order to be safe. I don’t have to be binary in order to be real.'”





     

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    In this episode of They/Them Project Podcast by Brent Dundore, I had the pleasure of speaking with Aloke Vaid-Menon. Don’t miss this unique interview, as well as the other people interviewed that day.  EXPERIENCE THE ENTIRE PROJECT AT: TheyThemProject.org. 

    Q & A

    How do we degender fashion?

    It’s not about introducing new “gender-neutral” clothing, it’s about recognizing that clothing doesn’t have gender to begin with. There are no such thing as “women’s clothes” or “men’s clothes,” there are just clothes. We have the power to give individual articles of clothing meaning, but they don’t have some universal meaning out of that. Rather than describing looks as “masculine” or “feminine,” resource a more expansive vocabulary and be more precise: color, texture, pattern, fit. Most importantly: don’t pressure other people and yourself to dress another way in order to “look more ____,” people can define what masculinity, femininity, and anything else look to them! To hear more about gender and fashion along with more info on my own gender journey go to TheyThemProject.org.



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    Seth K

    Seth K

    “I choose to confront the norm.'”

    – Seth K



    Name:

    Seth

    Pronouns:

    sie/sim  &  he/him

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    EPISODE INFO

    In this episode of They/Them Project Podcast by Brent Dundore, I had the pleasure of speaking with Seth at St. Cloud Pride 2019. Don’t miss this unique interview, as well as the other people interviewed that day.  EXPERIENCE THE ENTIRE PROJECT AT: TheyThemProject.org. 

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    Running a queer/trans support center outside of a big city, what it’s like?

    Running a queer/trans support center, especially in a more rural area, has provided some unique and thought provoking challenges. While queer and trans folk face similar situations no matter the location, some cities have the space for queerness to flourish while others require work and even pain for it to be established as well as sustained. This along with student relationships issues, lack of queer consciousness, the rigor of academics, and being the main queer/trans resource for all of central Minnesota places some tough challenges on a center like this. Fortunately, the university and the students recognize this need and fully support the center and it’s work whether that is advocacy, support, leadership, and our most important aspect, education. The education we provide comes in many forms such as workshops, trainings, and storytelling, which is my favorite because then I get to use myself and my identity as gender queer as an educational tool. By using myself and my identities to educate, which at times can be taxing, I can then help people put a face to an experience, connect at a deeper level, and establish space for those who identify similarly. To hear more about why I use sie/sim/ser as my pronouns and my feelings towards the suffocation of masculinity listen to my interview at TheyThemProject.org





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    LGBTQ+ Resource Center – St. Cloud State

      

    Seth

      

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    • 18 min
    St. Cloud Pride

    St. Cloud Pride



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    Sam

    Sam

    “My gender isn’t a big deal. Treat me like everybody else.'”

    – Sam



    Name:

    Sam

    Pronouns:

    they/them

    Also check out the other interviews from St. Cloud Pride that same day:





    EPISODE INFO

    In this episode of They/Them Project Podcast by Brent Dundore, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sam at St. Cloud Pride 2019. Don’t miss this unique interview, as well as the other people interviewed that day.  EXPERIENCE THE ENTIRE PROJECT AT: TheyThemProject.org. 

    Q & A

    What’s a safe space? Why are they important?

    A safe space is a setting in which someone can be who they are without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, threatened, or invalidated. Lately we have seen a movement where people are encouraged to be out and visible, but we also be safe when they are. When I was younger I came out but felt that I had to hide who I was, and did so for many years. I discovered safe spaces, and started learning about myself. People need to know that they are safe, and are going to be accepted and validated. I taught safe space training through the LGBT center at SCSU and taught all over Minnesota. I believe one the biggest things that facilitates these spaces is education, such as listening to podcasts, doing research, and going to events. For people who have that solid ground of safety, it is crucial to speak up and speak out for those who don’t. It’s extremely important to feel safe and validated when you are trying to figure out who you are and grow. When you feel like you have to hide who you are to feel safe, soon you don’t even know who you are anymore. To hear more about safety and being genderqueer in a professional setting listen to my interview at theythemproject.org.





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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Curlywhit ,

Love this podcast!

Brent has a kind voice and asks really great questions. I can’t wait to hear more stories from they/them using folks!

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