Ep 35 Diana Morningstar, Trans Radical Feminist

This episode airs live Friday April 3rd, 2015 at 6–8pm on KBBF 89.1 FM, replayed on Tuesday night on KBBF 89.1 FM, replayed on Wednesday night at 6–8pm on KWTF 88.1 FM, and live on YouTube here:

This week we interview trans radical feminist Diana Morningstar, a trans woman, environmental activist, and witch. Here is a brief bio:

I am a transsexual woman living in Sonoma County. I am bisexual and polyamorous. I have been an environmental activist, and in Queer Nation in the ’90’s. I write software, make graphic art, play piano and harp, and love to bicycle and hike. I feel most at home in a forest by moonlight. I honor the divine feminine, and identify as a witch and an amazon. I identify as a radical feminist, despite the efforts of trans exclusionists, and wish to see our world liberated from patriarchal oppression. I also identify as a nerd and have a degree in Biophysics. I am 56 years old, and relatively recently transitioned. I am willing to talk about my gender transition on The Queer Life to help more people become aware of the issues we face as trans people, and I will do what I can to make life less difficult for the next generation of queer people of all kinds. I support inclusion within queer community, and freedom for all of us to self define according to our own authentic feelings. If anyone wants to get under the transgender umbrella with me, feel free, it’s not as if it’s keeping the rain out much.

Here is a transcript of this week’s show:

http://wp.miragearts.com/transcript-interview-queer-life-transfeminism/

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Her words:

“Mi sueño es vivir en una cultura mejor, una donde la hospitalidad y el respeto sean los valores principales. Cada mañana me levanto y hago mucho más que escribir, para que al siguiente día pueda despertar en mi propio sueño. Sólo falta saber ¿Qué harás tú para poder compartirlo?”

“My dream is to live in a better culture, one where hospitality and respect are the principal values. Each morning I rise, and I do much more than write, so that some day I can wake up in my own dream. Only I need to know, what are you going to do to share this dream?”

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4 Comments

  1. ABR Ballard on April 4, 2015 at 5:34 am

    I’m listening right now, and love the content of the discussion!! But for whatever reason, Kaiya, your voice is really clear but Diana’s is so full of periodic static that I can’t hear her very well. If there is something I can click to make it better, let me know!!!!!!!!!

    • Kaiya Kramer on April 4, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks for pointing that out, we’ll be posting up the podcast version which should be clean. Apologies for the technical difficulties.

  2. ABR Ballard on April 4, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Diana I am right there with ya about protecting Mother Earth!!!!! I have been an environmentalist since 1970!!

  3. Diana Morningstar on April 6, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Thank you for the positive feedback. 🙂 Yes, not happy about the sound quality early in the show, and the podcast should clear that up. I’m also working on a transcript. (or is that transscript?)

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