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The Agender Cafe serves up a delicious array of topics on gender, sex, sexuality and society. Every week we have a frank, open conversation with our guests about issues which affect us all, and try to tackle some of those “taboo” topics. Sit down with hosts Karen Koh & Noreen Mir every Friday from 2-3pm and enjoy a visit to the Agender Cafe!
 
A weekly advice podcast focused on love, dating, sex, and more hosted by Ryan Meier - noted Aromantic Asexual. Each week, he does his best to answer listener submitted questions about their dating and sex problems through the lens of an aroace person, with some other segments along the way. New episodes every Monday! Artwork by Jamie, @raccoonhearted on Twitter. Music by @hotfudgesomeday on Twitter as well. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/acedit/support
 
We get curious about all things gender, sex and sexuality, as well as relationships, feminism (the inclusive kind), mental health and kink, and all that makes us humans unique and diverse. From body positivity to body dysmorphia, it’s all welcome here. Come with us on a journey of inclusion, acceptance and respect.
 
Holistic healing from shame + trauma through vulnerability, creative expression, erotic embodiment, storytelling, + self acceptance. Your nudist enthusiast, body positive, sex positive, kinky, polyamorous guide, Lior, will take you on an adventure of self discovery, connection, + exploration. Each episode is an invitation to live intimately, engage authentically, + grow together.
 
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Anne Hodder-Shipp is a sex and relationship educator dedicated to providing accurate, empowered, compassionate, and expansive sex education. Anne's pronouns are she/they, and she is a queer femme. They're also neurodivergent with a recent ADHD diagnosis. She doesn't have language that totally feels right, but says that sometimes agender, non-binary…
 
Come on a journey with Mattie and Alex through the halls of Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital. Where, instead of surgery and drama, we’re deep-diving into the trans character storylines. Show Notes This is a long one pals. Back to our regularly programming later this month. With everything going on in the world we urge you to check out these resources: …
 
Christine's pronouns are she/her, and she's ok with they/them pronouns. She identifies as a trans woman and is also non-conforming, disabled and neurodivergent. Find out what that means to Christine in this episode. We also talk about how the spectrum of physical biological sex and that of the social construct of gender overlap, the idea of sex dys…
 
Claire's pronouns are she/her, and she is a transgender woman. Find out what that means to Claire in this episode. We also talk about the lack of female role models in the 70s, trying to reconcile the expected side and the authentic side of us, the entanglement of gender, mental health and neurodivergence, feeling like yourself for the first time, …
 
Jenn sets up websites and tech systems for micro businesses. Jenn doesn't have much of an attachment to pronouns and says they or she are fine. They are genderfree, and she also gave us the labels autistic and fat. Find out what that means to Jenn in this episode. We also talk about choosing your own gender badges, the absurdity of assigned gender …
 
Skin is the singer of the rock band Skunk Anansie, a radio show and podcast host, and author. Skin's pronouns are she/her, and she is a queer person. Find out what that means to Skin in this episode. We also talk about stepping stones to new language, the obsession with beauty in the gay community, breaking gender roles, given names and designing y…
 
In this third Reflections episode, Katy interviews Esther as she reflects on further conversations she’s had with gender-diverse folks, what she’s learned about gender, as well as her own journey and how she and the podcast have evolved over a year and a half since the podcast started. We also talk about imposter syndrome, intuition and following t…
 
This is an episode with a spiritual twist. I have a conversation with Oron, through Medha. Medha is an intuitive energy healer and channeler – to be exact, a direct voice channel – and she has a podcast called A Clear Perspective, where she shares the guidance that comes through from Oron in answer to people's questions. Oron start by talking about…
 
Paige is married to a transgender woman, Esther (or Elle), who came out to her in October 2020. They've been married for 16 years and have two children. Find out more about Paige's experience in this episode. We also talk about being married to a troubled person, becoming more bold and growing into your skin, learning to communicate our needs, the …
 
Facial Hair and Society Why is body hair perceived as “masculine”? How can we change that narrative in society? Mattie doesn’t have all the answers. This week he shares his thoughts about body hair and how society associates it with masculinity vs femininity. Show Notes Finasteride for hair loss Finasteride and Transmen Rogaine for beard growth Tim…
 
Talea uses any pronouns, and they are agender and metagender. Find out what that means to Talea in this episode. We get philosophical and dig deeper into gender identity, and we talk about the challenges with finding language for something just beyond our grasp, nature vs nurture and what is innate in our identity, and peeling away layers and findi…
 
Renée Yoxon is a singer, songwriter, and gender-affirming voice teacher. Renée's pronouns are they/them, and they are non-binary trans. They also identify as maverique and back in the day, genderqueer. Find out what that means to Renée in this episode. We also talk about being who you are right now, bridging the trans and cis experience, how 'passi…
 
Rowan Bombadil is a psychosexual coach and interfaith minister, dedicated to bridging the binaries between sex and spirit. Rowan's pronouns are they/them/their, and they are a genderqueer shapeshifter and sex witch. Find out what that means to Rowan in this episode. We also talk about deconstructing boxes and binaries, the link between gender, sex …
 
Join Mattie as he discusses how to be a good ally this holiday season. Get some gender affirming gift ideas! Along with some tips on how to help the queer people in your life handle holiday get-togethers. Happy Holigays from Alex and Mattie! Show Notes Transanta Howard Brown Trevor Project Lifeline Prosthetic Packers FTM Gift Ideas Safe Binders MTF…
 
Zelda is a performer and magician. Zelda is happy for people to use the pronouns they feel are appropriate. She is intersex and disabled, and refers to herself as trans-adjacent. Find out what that means to Zelda in this episode. We also talk about using fun vs boring as decision-making criteria as opposed to male vs female, having a gender identit…
 
Esther Loewen uses she/her pronouns, and she is a transgender woman. She also identifies as a parent, spouse, pastor, professional includer, and queer. Find out what that means to Esther in this episode. We also talk about how coming out is an ongoing process, questions to ask yourself on the gender journey, finding hope in spirituality after traum…
 
Mattie answers your newest questions about gender! What pronouns should you use if someone uses she/they? Did you question your transition? Would you eat a whole box of donuts, or a full cake? Come for the hot queer takes. Show Notes Hormone Effects and Expected Time Course | Download Table Evvie Jagoda — Survivor 41 Cast Member Evvie Jagoda on Twi…
 
Leonie Dawson is a proudly neurodivergent multi-passionate entrepreneur, author, podcaster, prolific course creator and massive swear bear. Leonie's pronouns are she/they, and they are non-binary. Find out what that means to Leonie in this episode. We also talk about honouring the land we inhabit, the freedom that came from adding a 'they' pronoun …
 
Alex and Mattie discuss the queer, fabulous, and gloriously gory American Horror Story: Hotel, and the star character who makes it worth watching. CW: mentions of murder and suicide. SPOILERS: American Horror Story: Hotel Show Notes American Horror Story Summary AHS Hotel Summary AHS Hotel - Cecil Actor Denis O’Hare Cecil Hotel Chicago Murder Hotel…
 
In this episode, I have a conversation with Anna Sansom, a writer, author of erotic fiction and also author of the book Desire Lines, which is a combination of memoir, erotica, and an invitation to reflective self-inquiry. Anna's pronouns are she/her. She experiences herself as genderqueer and feels herself to be gender-responsive. Find out what th…
 
Happy Trans-tober! In this episode Mattie and Alex discuss queer stereotypes and tropes in the 1991 movie Silence of the Lambs. 🚨SPOILERS FOR SILENCE OF THE LAMBS! 🚨 Show Notes The Silence of the Lambs Buffalo Bill Ed Gein: The Real Buffalo Bill Ed Gein You’re Wrong About: Ed Gein Norman Bates Psycho Hannibal the TV Series Archer: Silence of the La…
 
This episode is a slightly different one again; the first of a Listener Questions series. I'm answering a question (or rather, responding to a request) from one of our listeners, Connie, who said "I would love to hear a podcast on the definition of terms used on the podcasts." So here it is! More on www.fiftyshadesofgender.com/listener-questions-1…
 
Brian Belovitch is an author, actor and activist. Brian's pronouns are he/him/his, and he identifies as a cis-gay male of trans experience. Find out what that means to Brian in this episode. We also talk about being different and growing up in the 60s and 70s, looking for validation, living a fantasy life, performing the role of perfect woman, deal…
 
Jen Hartmann is a fashion designer and founder of the trans-positive label Baal Fashion. Jen is pretty much ok with all the traditional pronouns, but prefers he/him. He is non-binary and also identifies as bigender. Find out what that means to Jen in this episode. We also talk about growing up with a very gendered language, being expected to fit in…
 
Jacob Profitt is a geography teacher. Jacob's pronouns are they/them, and they identify as a gay non-binary person. Find out what that means to Jacob in this episode. We also talk about the freedom that comes with going to university, societal conditioning around masculine and feminine binaries, exploring gender identity through drag, being non-bin…
 
Dorothy Pierre-Louis uses he/him/his pronouns, and his nickname is Thyo (pronounced like Theo). He is non-binary and also uses the labels bigender and trans-masculine, as well as toric and graysexual. Find out what that means to Thyo in this episode. Thyo (pronounced like Theo) is a simple urban animal who resides with his friends in a cozy den in …
 
Emme Porter DeWitt is an author, advocate, and authenticity coach. Emme's pronouns are they/them/theirs. They are agender and also identify as transgender, non-binary, queer and demisexual. Find out what that means to Emme in this episode. We also talk about how we all have our own unique flavour of humanity, making sense of attractions, the import…
 
Victor's pronouns are they/them, and they are non-binary and transgender, as well as pansexual and panromantic. Find out what that means to Victor in this episode. We also talk about identifying vs being, the freedom in expressing yourself, that clothes have no gender, connection to culture, having an awareness of your own mental health, processing…
 
Greyson, a furry and budding artist, is a trans man, but identifies with wolfgender, which is a xenogender. Greyson uses he/him/himself as well as wolf/wolfs/wolfself pronouns. Find out what that means to Greyson in this episode. We also talk about discovering your identity through playing someone else, separating gender from male/female, man/woman…
 
In this solo episode, Mattie discusses his complicated feelings towards transmasc shirtless selfies. He shares about his own experiences with top surgery and being shirtless––along with the negative effects that sharing post-op selfies on social media can perpetuate. Show Notes Elliot Page Episode Declan Tiktok Declan Instagram August Instagram All…
 
Jin Wicked is an artist, illustrator, and writer, on the autism spectrum. Jin's pronouns are they/them, and they are agender and non-binary. Find out what that means to Jin in this episode. We also talk about pushing boundaries, questioning what's normal, seeing the body as a canvas, finding beauty and art in everyday life, discovering being neurod…
 
Juno Roche is a writer, campaigner and author of the books Queer Sex, Trans Power and Gender Explorers. Juno's pronouns are they/them, and they are trans and queer. Find out what that means to Juno in this episode. We also talk about being a writer as part of identity, affirming surgeries versus trying to preserve youth, transitioning into transnes…
 
Beverly Little Thunder is an activist, community leader and teacher, and founder of a non profit organisation that provides a safe space for ceremony for Indigenous LBGTQIA people. Beverly uses she/her pronouns, and she is a Two-Spirit Lakota woman from the Standing Rock Band in North Dakota. Find out more about her story in this episode. We also t…
 
Lynn Keiser is a professional in technology and mentor to younger transgender people. Lynn's pronouns are she/her, and she identifies as a transgender woman. Find out what that means to Lynn in this episode. We also talk about how being trans can offer a unique perspective into human psychology, the evolution of relationships and attraction, facets…
 
True creatives are natural problem solvers, but how much of our increasingly challenging world is affecting young creatives? This episode begins with the dichotomy of acceptance, failure, fear of being labelled, stigmatised or rejected, resulting in the suppression of emotions which often leads to various forms of self-medication namely through dru…
 
Our fifth instalment begins with falsifying the romanticised image of the ‘tortured genius’, a damaging stereotype where biased opinions of critical acclaim are slanted towards work derived from an artist’s personal struggle with mental illness. We analyse why this is a cultural phenomenon and whether it influences the behaviours of young creatives…
 
Lor is an entrepreneur, author and teacher and uses he/she pronouns. He is non-binary, and intersex – assigned female at birth but genetically male – and she is figuring things out when it comes to gender identities, currently working with the labels demiboy and bigender. Find out what that means to Lor in this episode. In addition to the aforement…
 
Dean is a Life Coach who is passionate about empowering the LGBTQ2S community. Dean uses he/they pronouns. He is a trans man, but they also resonate with the labels trans-masculine, genderqueer and non-binary. Find out what that means to Dean in this episode. We also talk about being a non-binary parent, separating the role of nurturer from gender,…
 
Laurence Sarno is a former entertainer and journalist who now runs a marketing communications consultancy. Laurence's pronouns are he/him. He generally describes himself as a trans man, but his joke about labels is that he's everything in LGBTQIA except the 'L' and the 'A'. Find out what that means to Laurence in this episode.. We also talk about b…
 
In this second Reflections episode, Katy interviews Esther as she reflects on further conversations she’s had with gender-diverse folks, what she’s learned about gender, as well as her own journey and how she and the podcast have evolved almost a year since the podcast started. We also talk about expectations, finding the essence of each conversati…
 
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