Imagine a world where we can all express who we are, in our own way, on our own terms. Where we can be truly ourselves; authentically, magnificently, and whole-heartedly.

That’s not the world we live in.

For many people, expressing who you are, having a voice and making it heard, is risky – especially for women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour), disabled and neurodiverse folks, and those in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Being who you are and expressing yourself can get you bullied, verbally abused, beaten up, or worse.

That embeds a powerful message deep inside us.

That being visible is unsafe. 

That standing out makes you a target. 

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Welcome to the Fifty Shades of Gender project. We want to help create a world where we can all shine as bright as we are, and become beacons to empower others to do the same.

How can we create such a world? A world of inclusion, acceptance and respect for all gender identities, all sexes, and all sexual orientations?

By showing up for ourselves first – even in small ways.

By supporting and standing up for others who are showing up.

We all have a story.

Stories are powerful.

Stories connect us with others.

If you can, and if it’s safe… SHARE YOURS.


Any time.

In any way possible. 

Join the movement.

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Becoming a patron on Patreon (you can start from only $1/month) or

A one-off donation through Buy Me A Coffee

This will help us keep this podcast going by paying for transcriptions, editing, and many other things we need to do to keep on bringing you weekly episodes.

Thank you! 💜


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