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EpisodeNameLabelsDuration
1Kit RackleyGenderfluid, trans-feminine, non-binary, demigirl46 min
2Alys Wilfred Earl (Fred)Trans-masculine, non-binary, genderfluid37 min
3Harri Elouise NellarTrans-feminine, non-binary57 min
4Edalia DayTransgender, non-binary49 min
5Sarah CorkeIntersex, non-binary27 min
6Sophia Wise OneGender-transcendent47 min
7Ange de LumiereParent of a transgender child37 min
8Mel DafnisNon-binary, asexual, aromantic23 min
9Alys Wilfred Earl (Fred) #2Trans-masculine, non-binary, genderfluid32 min
10Bonnie BakenekoTrans-masculine, non-binary, graysexual46 min
11Charlie CaineGay trans man34 min
12Kit Rackley #2Non-binary, trans-feminine, demigirl, genderfluid52 min
13Theo Will (TW) McKennaGenderfluid, non-binary, asexual, grayromantic lesbian44 min
14Allan D. HunterGenderqueer, gender invert39 min
15Kyl MyersGenderqueer woman, gender-creative parent37 min
16Katy Jon WentTransgender, non-binary, asexual1 hr 12 min
17Sam BettensTransgender man44 min
18Sophie JamesTranssexual, transvestite23 min
19ALLYSHIPHow to be a better gender-diverse ally53 min
20Ela XoraTransgender woman, anti Intersex Genital Mutilation activist53 min
21FelixNon-binary, transgender, queer17 min
22Hannah WatsonTransgender37 min
23Robin RiceParent of a transgender adult21 min
24Alf RavnAgender, transgender, non-binary42 min
25REFLECTIONS (1)Discoveries so far1 hr 6 min
26Angus Brown (Annie)Transgender woman, butch lesbian33 min
27RayBinary transgender man, FTM, gay31 min
28Rachel LawsonNo gender labels, thank you very much45 min
29JoeFemme boy, non-binary, trans1 hr
30Cassie BrighterLatina woman of trans experience1 hr 4 min
31CN LesterTrans37 min
32CameronFemale but trans, trans-feminine31 min
33Rachel LangeNon-binary, queer, autistic35 min
34Cassian LodgeNon-binary, agender1 hr 6 min
35Jareth NebulaTransgender, agenderflux, demiboy, alien43 min
36Yas NecatiNon-binary32 min
37Charlie OrrissTransgender FTM24 min
38Devi IronyNon-binary, dominant49 min
39GenevieveTrans non-binary, genderqueer33 min
40Bella CascariniTrans woman52 min
41Harris Eddie HillTrans non-binary, agender, trans-masculine49 min
42Evey WintersTransgender, transsexual woman55 min
43Sally Goldner AMBi/pan trans introvert HSP woman47 min
44Tara DaxNon-binary45 min
45Jay GenesisTrans-androgynous, genderqueer, non-binary, abinary, maverique, bi/pan oriented aroace, multiply disabled48 min
46Charlize JamiesonTransgender woman54 min
47Helen BelcherWoman with a trans history55 min
48Cara WildeParent of a transgender teen46 min
49HIGHER EDUCATIONBeing LGBTQIA+ in Higher Education (HE)1 hr 2 min
50REFLECTIONS (2)Discoveries so far1 hr 16 min
51J Laurence SarnoTrans man1 hr 4 min
52Dean RasmussenTransgender, trans man, trans-masculine, genderqueer, non-binary, pansexual43 min
53LorIntersex, non-binary, demiboy, bigender55 min
54Lynn KeiserTransgender woman55 min
55Beverly Little ThunderTwo-Spirit Lakota woman44 min
56Juno RocheTrans & queer1 hr 4 min
57Jin WickedAgender, non-binary, autistic1 hr 24 min
58GreysonTrans man, xenogender (wolfgender), furry50 min
59Victor MartinezNon-binary, transgender, pansexual, panromantic59 min
60Emme Porter DeWittAgender [transgender, nonbinary], queer [demisexual+]56 min
61Dorothy 'Thyo' Pierre-LouisNon-binary, trans-masculine, bigender, toric, graysexual46 min
62Jacob ProfittNon-binary, gay, drag queen36 min
63Jen HartmannNon-binary, bigender41 min
64Brian BelovitchCis-gay male of trans experience59 min
65LISTENER QUESTIONS (1)Terminology explained23 min
66Anna SansomGenderqueer, gender-responsive, woman, queer dyke53 min
67Leonie DawsonNon-binary57 min
68Esther LoewenTransgender woman54 min
Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Esther Loewen

68. ESTHER LOEWEN – transgender woman

Esther is a transgender woman. We also talk about how coming out is an ongoing process, questions to ask yourself on the gender journey, finding hope in spirituality after trauma, grieving the loss of vocation, taking a leap of faith, embracing how god made us, integrating and honouring the old self, and entering the next chapter in life with dignity and grace. [Transcript coming soon.]

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67. LEONIE DAWSON – non-binary

Leonie is non-binary. We also talk about honouring the land we inhabit, the freedom that came from adding a ‘they’ pronoun while having a ‘she’ experience, being non-conforming in business, the importance of having open and honest money conversations, knowing who you are inside and standing for what you believe in, kicking the social media habit, and smashing the patriarchy by being more of yourself. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Anna Sansom

66. ANNA SANSOM – genderqueer, gender-responsive, woman, queer dyke

Anna’s pronouns are she/her. She experiences herself as genderqueer and feels herself to be gender-responsive. We also talk about the energetic space between people, being responsive vs being reactive, how boxes can be constricting as well as expansive, playing with gender and sexuality, reclaiming the word ‘dyke’, self-healing through sexual experiences, liberating ourselves and writing our own story, pursuing desire, and why it’s more than ok to want more out of life. [Transcript coming soon.]

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65. Listener Questions (1) – terminology explained

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! [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Brian Belovitch

64. BRIAN BELOVITCH – cis-gay male of trans experience

Brian identifies as a cis-gay male of trans experience. We 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, dealing with judgement, how everyone’s journey is unique, finding a different way to be comfortable, and going full circle and reaching a new destination. [Transcript coming soon.]

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63. JEN HARTMANN – non-binary, bigender

Jen is non-binary and also identifies as bigender. We also talk about growing up with a very gendered language, being expected to fit into cultural and gendered stereotypes, disrupting the fashion industry and the future of innovation, how clothes are an integral part of gender expression, navigating entrepreneurship and the challenges that come with doing your own thing, surrendering to divine timing, and that one size does not fit all. [Transcript coming soon.]

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62. JACOB PROFITT – non-binary, gay, drag queen

Jacob identifies as a gay non-binary person. 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-binary in education, feeling attracted to male presenting people as opposed to masculinity, and being inspired by a younger generation. [Transcript available.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Dorothy 'Thyo' Pierre-Louis

61. DOROTHY ‘THYO’ PIERRE-LOUIS – non-binary, trans-masculine, bigender, toric, graysexual

Dorothy Pierre-Louis – nickname Thyo (pronounced like Theo) – is non-binary and also uses the labels bigender and trans-masculine, as well as toric and graysexual. We also talk about discovering identities beyond the binary, having the language to describe how you feel, experiencing attraction to attributes like softer and firmer rather than gender, being on the asexual spectrum as a raunchy person, aesthetic stereotypes and how they can vary by culture or country, and the challenges that arise when trying to communicate who you are to the outside world. [Transcript coming soon.]

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60. EMME PORTER DeWITT – agender [transgender, nonbinary], queer [demisexual+]

Emme is agender and also identifies as transgender, non-binary, queer and demisexual. We also talk about how we all have our own unique flavour of humanity, making sense of attractions, the importance of emotional connection, building your own blueprint for relationships, the possibilities in the term queer, being a solo advocate, how parents can build a healthy relationship with their gender-expansive kids, and getting rid of the boxes altogether. [Transcript coming soon.]

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58. GREYSON – trans man, xenogender (wolfgender), furry

Greyson is a trans man, but identifies with wolfgender, which is a xenogender. We also talk about discovering your identity through playing someone else, separating gender from male/female, man/woman and masculine/feminine, how queer identities are a lot of work, self-medicating with testosterone, respecting artistry and artists by paying them well, and how gender journeys are a great way to get to know yourself deeper. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Jin Wicked

57. JIN WICKED – agender, non-binary, autistic

Jin is agender and non-binary. 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 neurodivergent, integrating different identities, being present in the moment, and learning to be human. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Juno Roche

56. JUNO ROCHE – trans & queer

Juno is trans and queer. We talk about being a writer as part of identity, affirming surgeries versus trying to preserve youth, transitioning into transness as opposed to into a woman, being attracted to masculinity rather than men, owning your skin and celebrating yourself, being an intimacy virgin, and getting lost in words.[Transcript coming soon.]

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55. BEVERLY LITTLE THUNDER – Two-Spirit Lakota woman

Beverly Little Thunder is a Two-Spirit Lakota woman from the Standing Rock Band in North Dakota. We also talk about what the term Two-Spirit encompasses, how religious indoctrination led to Two-Spirit people being ostracised, the cultural and societal roles we assign masculinity and femininity to, how tradition has evolved with community needs, that you don’t have to give birth to be a role model, and the importance of telling your own story. [Transcript coming soon.]

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54. LYNN KEISER – transgender woman

Lynn identifies as a transgender woman. We also talk about how being trans can offer a unique perspective into human psychology, the evolution of relationships and attraction, facets of identity, leaping into the unknown, and doing as much – or as little – as you need to be happy. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Lor

53. LOR – intersex, non-binary, demiboy, bigender

Lor 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. We also talk about hormone therapy, the vagueness of consent when it comes to medical procedures and the lack of knowledge about intersex variations in the medical profession, reclaiming body autonomy, the wonder that is foetal development, the difference between sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, and why doing identity work is a good idea. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Dean Rasmussen

52. DEAN RASMUSSEN – transgender, trans man, trans-masculine, genderqueer, non-binary, pansexual

Dean is a trans man, but they also resonate with the labels trans-masculine, genderqueer and non-binary. We also talk about being a non-binary parent, separating the role of nurturer from gender, experiencing dysphoria in pregnancy, gender assumptions and how we are perceived, how testosterone can affect attraction, and the freedom that can come from trying out names and pronouns. [Transcript coming soon.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with J Laurence Sarno

51. J LAURENCE SARNO – trans man

Laurence 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’. We also talk about being perceived as you are, a very speedy transition journey, privilege, what we can learn from unconventional relationship styles, embracing who you are, unpacking judgements, and becoming your most authentic self. [Transcript coming soon.]

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50. Reflections (part 2) – discoveries so far

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 conversation, the subtleties of language, intuition and setting intentions, awareness and facets of identity, assigned titles, smart business decisions, the discomfort of learning, and discovering ourselves as we go. [Transcript coming soon.]

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49. Being LGBTQIA+ in Higher Education (HE)

This episode was created in collaboration with NEACO (Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach) and the UEA (University of East Anglia) for the Pride in Higher Aspirations project in Pride Month (June) 2021, aimed at young people who are LGBTQIA+ (out or questioning) and are thinking of going into Higher Education or Further Education. [Transcript available.]

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