CBC British Columbia original podcast explores identity beyond binary pronouns
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Gender identity. Gender expression. Non-binary. While you may hear these terms in the news, social discussions and academia, for many, it's unfamiliar territory. Are you up to speed?
CBC British Columbia host Faith Fundal (formerly Wil Fundal) explores gender and more in They & Us: a six-part podcast series about people who have had to go beyond the binary — the "he" and "she" — to figure out who they truly are.
Listen and hear stories of struggle, misunderstanding and acceptance from people who find themselves navigating the world of preferred pronouns, Trans rights and the quest to be recognized for who they are.
Episode 1: Pronouns in a pandemic - When you're facing a health crisis, does it really matter if the doctor gets your pronouns wrong?
Episode 2: What kind of man do you want to be? - Harper Perrin found acceptance as a gay man in a loving relationship, but something still didn't feel right.
Episode 3: Riots for your rights - Gender neutral bathrooms, preferred pronouns, Trans rights. Sex and gender has become a flashpoint for heated political debates, but how did we get here?
Episode 4: Raven transforms - A young student uses a North Coast legend from her grandmother to explain why she wants to stop living as a man and start living as a woman. Plus: Using sitcoms and culture to talk about gender.
Episode 5: Transitioning isn't fun - From cystic acne to severe mood swings, a conversation with a trans individual about what they wish more people knew about the experience of changing your body and how to prepare yourself to get through it.
Episode 6: Family ties - Bryn Hanks was raised in a home with few gender rules: Boys wore dresses, girls could be whatever they wanted. But when he told his parents he was Trans, he hit a wall of resistance.
Support and resources
- B.C. Children's Hospital and Kelty Centre: Gender and Sexuality Recommended Resources
- Provincial Health Services Authority: Trans Care BC
- Here To Help: LGBT Mental Health
- QMUNITY: B.C.'s Queer, Trans and Two-Spirit Resource Centre
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