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Quick Episode Summary
- 00:35 Ooops from last episode
- 01:26 Patreon thank you(s)
- 01:42 Poverty rant
- 06:46 Claire Renee Kohner interview
- 01:53:56 Music by Steffo
I usually edit my interviews a bit, cut out some tangents, remove the ums the dead air, the oops did I just say that parts….however this interview was different. Claire came over to my apartment and we just hit it off right away, it was so much fun.
You’ll hear us talking about that original Caitlin Jenner interview, and for perspective we were having this conversation right after the interview aired and Caitlin was still using her birth name and male pronouns…lest you think Claire is misgendering a fellow transwoman.
During the conversation Claire does discuss some rough patches in her life during transition, and we also discuss our separate experiences interviewing one Cathy Brennan, so I just want to give any listeners the necessary trigger warnings for TERFs, suicide, misgendering, and reparative therapy. If you are struggling, worried about your personal safety, or just need to talk to someone who understands, you can always call the US number at 1-877-565-8860 or in Canada you can call 1-877-330-6366 those numbers and the website are available in the show notes as well.
As I said, this was a fantastic conversation, and I am so happy to have the opportunity to share it with you.
Claire-Renee Kohner is a woman who is transgender and does freelance writing from her home in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has written for Original Plumbing, TheAdvocate, Bustle, PlanetTransgender, TransgenTimes and TheColu.mn covering transgender issues as well as the transgender and queer music and movie scene both locally and nationally.
Claire-Renee identifies as pansexual, uses female pronouns exclusively and has been married to the same woman for 16 years. She came out to her family in January 2014 and has been transitioning for over a year now. She has three children ages 8,10,15
Steffeny “Steffo” Messinger refers to her pseudonym/moniker “My Parents Favorite Music” for the video game and pop culture influenced music she writes, produces, and records independently. Created in 2000 and through many different variations over the years, MPFM has released 5 albums independently. With topics ranging from silly and simple like coffee and robots, to topics as dark and complex as lost loved ones and the duality of self, all backed by familiar pixelated soundtracks.
Releasing albums as pieces of the map to a mysterious island, she tours the country bringing clever wordplay and a colorful presence to her musical adventure, and every listener is welcome to be a part of the MPFM story.
Thanks as always to Obsidian Shell for providing opening and bumper music for the show!
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