Ep 38 Aro / Ace Education with Mikayla

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  • 01:20   Message for the Queer Community
  • 05:45  Mikayla
  • 40:41  4th Curtis

Mikayla is part of one my favorite podcasts, The Web of Queer.  I had the pleasure to have the entire cast of The Web of Queer on this very show back in April of 2015.  For those unfamiliar, The Web of Queer is a Doctor Who fan podcast that reviews the show, but also looks at current and past radio and television episodes from a queer perspective.  While they are huge fans of the show, who are never afraid to tell you how great Doctor Who is, they also never shy away from criticizing when the canonical Who-verse use an old and problematic queer trope or when Whovian fans wrongly try and pin queer labels on The Doctor themself.

About a year and a half ago The Web of Queer dedicated about 30 minutes to discussing asexuality and aromanticism, and the misapplication of this label to The Doctor.  As someone who identifies as an asexual / aromantic person Mikayla did a wonderful job educating the audience on what those labels mean.  She opened my eyes a bit, and showed me how ignorant I was about the feelings and struggles of those who identify with The Forgotten Letter.

Music:

Opening and bumper music is provided courtesy of Obsidian Shell.  Find them at http://www.obsidianshell.com/ where you can download and purchase their fantastic music.

The featured closing music for this episode is by 4th Curtis.  The bio on their home page describes them as : 4th Curtis is St. Paul’s premier all-trans indie pop band. Originally the solo project of singer/songwriter/guitarist Lex Noens, it has since expanded to include Maddie Morley (drums) and Ty Gale (keys/vocals). Since the full band got together in late 2015, they’ve attracted a tight-knit following with their experimentally glamorous tunes and insatiable need to broadcast their transness to the greater Twin Cities area. Keep an eye out – they’re lying in wait to seduce your ears and grub for your money.

Mikayla Links:

Mikayla Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikaylamic

Support Mikayla on Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/A576B6E

Web of Queer Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWebofQueer

Web of Queer Asexual episode: http://www.thewebofqueer.com/2016/02/ep-048-you-keep-using-that-word-i-do.html

A Minnesota Trans-Atheist: https://www.thequeerlife.org/episode-27-the-web-of-queer-a-doctor-who-podcast/

4th Curtis Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4thcurtis

Bandcamp: https://4thcurtis.bandcamp.com/

Mainpage: https://www.4thcurtis.com/  

Thanks again everyone for downloading and listening!

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