Episode 3.6 Dismantling the Patriarchy Has to be a Vocal Game with Clayre Sessoms

“Performative allyship is a whole kettle of fish”
HANNAH MCGREGOR invites Clayre to chat about singing, and ends up talking about cis-hetero-normativity, community, harm, and silence.
They touch on what we do (or don’t do) to feel like we belong and the price we pay to be allowed in.

Oh, and talk about performative allyship, which is so complex a topic on its own.

Secret Feminist Agenda

Content warning for discussions of sexual assault and transphobia.

Like so many good things, this episode started one way and ended up another. I invited Clayre to chat about singing, and we ended up talking about community and harm and silence and what we do (or don’t do) to feel like we belong. Oh, and we talk about performative allyship, which is so complex a topic I could probably make an entire season about it, but in the meantime here are some LINKS:

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Human Rights in Doc form

1253 Letters by Christine Lord

People are asking me about the advocacy that led to being honoured with the being awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General in the name of the Queen and all Canadians. These two short docs by award-winning filmmaker Christine Lord tell the story of the events between 2014 and 2016 that led to … Continue reading Human Rights in Doc form

Proportional representation will flush out the extremists

Unholy alliances: Christy Clark's alliance with social conservative MLAs was too big a tent.

People are asking me why I am so adamantly in support of proportional representation. Chilliwack MLA Laurie Throness was elected thanks to his anti-LGBT+ support, and kept human rights at bay for years because of the current system. 

Sex designation: The US explores the wrong path

Non-binary kids have always existed

While BC was focusing on our October 20 local elections, the news broke in the US that the Trump administration is seeking to define transgender people out of existence by defining sex as binary and immutable. This is not a good thing. In fact, it is deeply troubling. A recent New York Times article describes the contents … Continue reading Sex designation: The US explores the wrong path

Teach hatred a lesson in irony…

A man has been wandering the streets of Vancouver since 6 October distributing flyers. There's no place for what he is writing and no excuse for him to be putting such homophobic and transphobic rants to paper and imposing them on innocent victims. First, I'd like to start by taking a moment to thank everybody … Continue reading Teach hatred a lesson in irony…

BOF: Anti-SOGI and Anti-Choice coelacanths converge

Birds of a feather are meeting up in Victoria rallies this weekend to oppose women having a right to access abortion and to force LGBTQ2+ kids back into the closet. If it was another month, I would be in Victoria addressing this hot mess from the 1950s that has no place in our inclusive and … Continue reading BOF: Anti-SOGI and Anti-Choice coelacanths converge