ConverSayTrans is an intergenerational podcast series exploring trans culture. The podcast developed by The Stairlings Collective with funding from Create in collaboration with TENI with continued participation of the trans community, explores invisible histories and culture through intergenerational dialogue and archival materials. Having worked closely with members of the trans community over the last two years the collective recognises the need for intergenerational dialogue and community care for trans people and this podcast aims to be one part of this.
Episode One : In conversation with Sara Philips Alexandra and Jules talk with trans rights campaigner and chair of TENI Sara Phillips about her love of music and lived experience as a trans woman coming up in a different era. The episode begins with Sara discussing the album that influenced her in becoming the woman she is today and the impact her transition had on her family life. In this weeks episode Alexandra and Jules speak to trans activist and fellow member of The Stairlings Collective – Lilith Ferreyra-Carroll. The episode begins with Lilith speaking about the significance of a pair of headphone in her transition and career before recommending some must read zines for the trans community and their partners. A really great listen. Episode Two: In Conversation with Lilith Ferreyra-Carroll Episode Three: In Conversation with Delroy Mpofu This week’s ConverSayTrans podcast features Delroy Mpofu. Delroy talks about his love of Irish rugby and his life in his home country of Ireland before reflecting in his experience of being a trans man and growing up without any trans role models in Zimbabwe. We are very grateful to him for sharing his story. In this weeks episode our 4th release we are in conversation with Allie O Rourke. Allie is a comedian and comedy promoter who brought a canoe oar to her conversation with Alexandra and Jules. We invite you to listen in tomorrow to discover why exactly that was and we dare you not to laugh! Episode Four In Conversation with Allie O Rourke: Episode Five In Conversation with Casey Explosion: In this weeks episode Alexandra and Jules are in conversation with Casey Explosion. Casey is a gamer and twitch streamer with an interest in Warhammer. Listen in as she tells our hosts about Donkey Kong becoming a trans icon. Episode Six In Conversation with Eilís ‘Pidge’ Ní Fhlannagáin: This week’s episode of #ConverSayTrans features Eilís ‘Pidge’ Ní Fhlannagáin @dirtycitybird. Eilís is a programmer and trans activist and abortion rights campaigner since the 90s and has lived in Ireland for the past number of years. Eilís talks about her tattoos and some of the incredible stories behind some of them. CW: Topics discussed include surgical procedures, medical neglect and suicide. Since this podcast was recorded Eilís trans daughter, Rose Wong died tragically by suicide. This episode is dedicated to her memory. Our thoughts and sympathies are with her family and friends at this time. Episode Seven In Conversation with Ollie Bell: In this week’s episode of #ConverSayTrans features Ollie Bell! Ollie is agender poet and trans activist who co-founded Trans and intersex Pride. They talk with Jules and Alexandra about trans time and how they feel as if they’re now experiencing their first of so many things including romantic love! Being a poet of high esteem, we even get to hear some of their poetry when they recite their poem Binaries! Episode Eight SPECIAL Trans Day of Visibility The stairlings team host their first live podcast with past guests and new contributors to celebrate Trans Day of Visibility #tdov2021. Listen to elders, young trans people, allies & family members discuss trans matters covering current issues, history, community and family. Thanks to everyone who came along and made this a memorable evening. Episode Nine in Conversation with Adeline Berry: In this week’s episode of #ConverSayTrans Jules and Alexandra talk to intersex, trans and sexworker activist Adeline Berry. Adeline talks about her time in the queer community New York in the early 1990s, which she saw as a haven as well as discussing her life as q single.parent to two amazing kids. Listen along as she tells us of the peaks and valleys of her varied life. Episode 10 In Conversation with Alannah O Neill Murray: This week we talk with nonbinary disability activist Alannah O Neill Murray about their favourite book as well as trying to navigate the lgbtqia scene in Dublin as a disabled person and the difficulties they face on a daily basis connecting with their community. For this week’s episode we are joined by This is Me founder and Community Aid Officer with TENI, Noah Halpin. Noah brings a sculpture made from his first testotserone injection and talks about everything from his love of plants to some of his cultural experiences from living in Asia. Episode 11 In Conversation with Noah Halpin: This week’s guest is Ariel. Ariel is an Argentinian born activist who was involved in the pro choice and trans equality movements in Ireland in the early 2000s. Ariel speaks to us about the various anarchist and feminist groups she was involved with, how inclusive they were when she came out as well as her interest in zine culture. Episode 10 In Conversation with Ariel:
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