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This QPOC Life takes a look at the world through the lens of a Queer Person of Color.

Join Johnathan, Carlos, Jo Lee, and Zach as they discuss current events and how they navigate life and queerness as people of color. Sometimes serious, sometimes petty, sometimes downright foolish, but always honest.

TQPOCL invites you to be part of the conversation. Send us your questions and thoughts at ask@thisqpoc.life

This QPOC Life This QPOC Life

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This QPOC Life takes a look at the world through the lens of a Queer Person of Color.

Join Johnathan, Carlos, Jo Lee, and Zach as they discuss current events and how they navigate life and queerness as people of color. Sometimes serious, sometimes petty, sometimes downright foolish, but always honest.

TQPOCL invites you to be part of the conversation. Send us your questions and thoughts at ask@thisqpoc.life

    Letting Go of Toxic People

    Letting Go of Toxic People

    Leaning in (and leaning over) to 2020, you might be examining your relationships and grappling with people who are toxic in your life. The blurring edges between social media and real life don't make that a walk in the park. As the conversation about "cancel culture" heats up, is it okay to cut those people from your life?

    The Core Four dive pretty deep talking about their own experiences in dealing with toxic people. Sometimes, that's looked like letting go of people associated with toxic memories.

    Family members, partners, friends-with-benefits, and acquaintances can all be toxic influences in your life. They're not easy to deal with in an ongoing basis. Letting go of those people can be just as difficult. What if you are the person who needs to be dealt with?

    Relationships are hard. But the relationship you have with yourself is worth asking these questions.

    GROW THE COMMUNITY

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    Follow This QPOC Life on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisqpoclife

    Join our Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/DXncERa

    Johnathan: https://twitter.com/blasianFMA  
    Carlos: https://twitter.com/tresfabuleux  
    Jo Lee: https://twitter.com/callmejolee    
    Zach: https://twitter.com/showtimesyzygy

    • 34 min
    This is 2020

    This is 2020

    We’re This QPOC Life and this is... 2020! The core four are back with a self-care check-in and setting our intentions for a new decade. Carlos gets mixed and mingled, Johnathan gets bit by the travel bug, Jo Lee breaks shackles, and Zach is here with a prophecy. 

    GROW THE COMMUNITY   

    If you believe in the work we are doing, invest in our success, become a Patron on Patreon! Thank you to all our Patrons.  https://www.patreon.com/ThisQPOClife   

    Subscribe to (and rate) the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify!   

    Follow This QPOC Life on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisqpoclife   

    Join our Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/DXncERa  

     Johnathan: https://twitter.com/blasianFMA  
    Carlos: https://twitter.com/tresfabuleux  
    Jo Lee: https://twitter.com/callmejolee    
    Zach: https://twitter.com/showtimesyzygy

    • 30 min
    These QPOC Dice (A Dungeons and Dragons Extravaganza)

    These QPOC Dice (A Dungeons and Dragons Extravaganza)

    The Core Four are joined by the illustrious Raffy Regulus. It's Carlos's first time rolling the d20s. For vets like Johnathan, Zach, and Jo, it's still an adventure we didn't expect. Raffy takes us on a Dungeons and Dragons adventure as only a QPOC could.

    What twists and turns await our aspiring adventurers? What lurks in the forgotten places of Waterdeep? With special editing and sound design by Jo, get ready for a ride.

    Dungeons and Dragons is given a special place in the hearts of many queer and trans people of color. For some, it's a safe way to try on new identities. It's a playful way to explore who we are.

    If you never played the game before, we hope you enjoy our quest. If you're an old hat at D&D, maybe you'll be inspired for your next game.

    From all of us at This QPOC Life, we wish you a Happy Holiday and can't wait to be back with you in 2020!

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    ARTICLES: 

    For D&D newbies: https://thisqpoc.life/0g4x   

    How Dungeons and Dragons Became So Wonderfully Gay: https://thisqpoc.life/wk73   

    OUR GUEST: 

    Raffy Regulus: https://twitter.com/raffy_regulus   

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    GROW THE COMMUNITY   

    If you believe in the work we are doing, invest in our success, become a Patron on Patreon! Thank you to all our Patrons. https://www.patreon.com/ThisQPOClife   

    Subscribe to (and rate) the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify!

    Follow This QPOC Life on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisqpoclife   

    Join our Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/DXncERa

    Johnathan: https://twitter.com/blasianFMA   
    Carlos: https://twitter.com/tresfabuleux   
    Jo Lee: https://twitter.com/callmejolee   
    Zach: https://twitter.com/showtimesyzygy  

    • 36 min
    Rice Queen, Potato Queen - It's Just a Preference!

    Rice Queen, Potato Queen - It's Just a Preference!

    This week Johnathan interviews Steven Wakabayashi, about racial fetishization in Gay Asian dating practices. 

    GROW THE COMMUNITY

    If you believe in the work we are doing, invest in our success, become a Patron on Patreon! Thank you to all our Patrons.

    Subscribe to (and rate) the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify!

    Follow This QPOC Life on Twitter: @thisqpoclife

    Join our Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/DXncERa

    Johnathan: @blasianFMA 
    Carlos: @tresfabuleux 
    Jo Lee: @callmejolee 
    Zach: @zacharyares

    • 30 min
    The Boy Who Kicked the Beedrill's Nest

    The Boy Who Kicked the Beedrill's Nest

    This week Johnathan interviews Steven Wakabayashi, content creator and mindfulness guru known, lately, for his response to Queer Eye Japan. 

    GROW THE COMMUNITY

    If you believe in the work we are doing, invest in our success, become a Patron on Patreon! Thank you to all our Patrons.

    Subscribe to (and rate) the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify!

    Follow This QPOC Life on Twitter: @thisqpoclife

    Join our Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/DXncERa

    Johnathan: @blasianFMA 
    Carlos: @tresfabuleux 
    Jo Lee: @callmejolee 
    Zach: @zacharyares

    • 33 min
    What's in a Name

    What's in a Name

    This week the QPOC crew discusses names, dead names, and the role social media plays in either affirming individuals who do not go by the names on their government documents or how those social media giants act as hurdles to people who have moved on from that chapter of their life. 

    GROW THE COMMUNITY

    If you believe in the work we are doing, invest in our success, become a Patron on Patreon! Thank you to all our Patrons.

    Subscribe to (and rate) the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify!

    Follow This QPOC Life on Twitter: @thisqpoclife

    Join our Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/DXncERa

    Johnathan: @blasianFMA 
    Carlos: @tresfabuleux 
    Jo Lee: @callmejolee 
    Zach: @zacharyares

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

CallMeJoLee ,

I love this community

So, I might be one of the hosts. But, like... I love the work we do and the people who take time to listen to us. Thank you to all our listeners!

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Great mix of laughs and real talk

I'm still a new listener but I'm already hooked on This QPOC Life; I love hearing the hosts talk about such relatable content with a smile and some shade.

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