Welcome to the Fifty Shades of Gender podcast!

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Find out more about the people or read the transcripts on each episode page – find a blog list below or check out the episode gallery.

You can also search for specific gender labels in the episode list (table format) or on the episode categories page.

Please note: these conversations represent experiences, viewpoints and opinions of the guests, and not necessarily those of the host or project. The content is not intended to be taken as personal or medical advice. We have no control over external sources mentioned in the episodes and/or the episode pages, which are shared for reference purposes only.

From October 2021, the podcast will change from weekly episodes to fortnightly episodes (once every 2 weeks).

If you feel your story would be a good fit for the podcast, get in touch.

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Charlie Caine

11. CHARLIE CAINE – gay trans man

Charlie identifies as a gay trans man. We talk about gender identity & expression vs sexual orientation, gender roles, transitioning, dysphoria, gender identity clinic (GIC) waiting lists, trans visibility and activism, and how there is no such thing as a universal trans experience. [Transcript available.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Bonnie Bakeneko

10. BONNIE BAKENEKO – trans-masculine, non-binary, graysexual

Bonnie identifies as trans-masculine, non-binary and greysexual. We talk about Dissociative Identity Disorder or DID (previously called Multiple Personality Disorder or MPD), gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia, drag, self-expression, body autonomy, radical tenderness and vulnerability, choosing kindness, being a flawed being rather than good or bad, spoon theory, and how the body could be considered a forest rather than a temple. CW: dental trauma, sexual abuse, exposure therapy, fetish, piercing, scarification, nullification, self-cannibalism. [Transcript available.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Alys Wilfred Earl (2)

9. ALYS WILFRED EARL (FRED) #2 – trans-masculine, non-binary, genderfluid

Alys Wilfred (aka Fred) identifies as trans-masculine, non-binary and genderfluid. In this second conversation, we talk about the minor and major effects of testosterone (or T) injections including voice changes and mental health, body dysmorphia versus gender dysphoria, recovering from top surgery and being topless, options for bottom surgery (phalloplasty versus metoidioplasty or meta for short), and why the term ’sex change’ doesn’t do it justice. [Transcript available.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Mel Dafnis

8. MEL DAFNIS – non-binary, asexual, aromantic

Mel identifies as non-binary, asexual and aromantic and uses she/her pronouns. We also talk about fitting in and trying to be ’normal’, living life on your own terms, and how just being you is an evolution as well as a revolution when it comes to soul alignment. [Transcript available.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Ange de Lumiere

7. ANGE DE LUMIERE – parent of a transgender child

Ange is the parent of a transgender child. She moved to the UK from Paris in 2001, has four children, and started the Parents of Transgender Adults support group earlier this year. We talk about souls, reincarnation, past lives, choosing your life experience and law of attraction; We talk about gender roles in society, the Silk Ring Theory of support, home schooling, The Hero’s Journey and the ins and outs of running and moderating a support group.

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Sophia Wise One

6. SOPHIA WISE ONE – gender-transcendent

Sophia identifies as gender-transcendent and welcomes all pronouns. We talk about the physical experience, spirituality, vibration and energy, the divine feminine, the female body, menstruation, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), sex, and embodying the genital energy of both sexes. We talk about gender as a role, archetype or presentation, and also conditioning, oppression of the feminine, reclaiming identity, healing, and a vision for the future.

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Sarah Corke

5. SARAH CORKE – intersex, non-binary

Sarah is intersex and identifies as non-binary. We talk about Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, hormone replacement therapy, gonadectomy surgery, Queer Britain, being different and getting attention, being queer and bisexual, Differences in Sexual Development (DSD) and Intersex Genital Mutilation. [Transcript available.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Edalia Day

4. EDALIA DAY – transgender, non-binary

Edalia is transgender and identifies as non-binary. We talk about acting, clothes, the tv show The Good Place, the gender binary, support groups, visibility and the term β€˜passing’, gender options on forms, Hamlet, free speech, representation of trans people in the media and in comedy, and films like Silence of the Lambs and Ace Ventura. [Transcript available.]

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Fifty Shades of Gender podcast graphic with Harri Elouise

3. HARRI ELOUISE NELLAR – trans-feminine, non-binary

Harri Elouise identifies as trans-feminine and non-binary. We talk about the difference between gender identity/expression and sex, gender clinics and the medical transition process, use singular ’they’ and getting pronouns right, coming out to family, friendships, being a shy kid, and fitting in versus belonging. [Transcript available.]

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