The Moth is always a good idea! Wonderful and fun touching stories. Dame Wilburn was absolutely brilliant! I was especially moved by the last sentence from the last storyteller Michelle Fecteau: “when you see somebody on the street – maybe they need help, maybe they’re just passing by, people might say they’re crazy, might seem different – please be kind, treat them like they could be your own son”. Let’s all make an effort to not judge and to respect.
Even when the topic sounds mundane, I always enjoy listening to the Sugars opinions and perspectives. Listening to this episode, I find fascinating how parents and parents-in-law like to make their sons and daughters weddings about themselves. I wonder what happened during their generation. Were they deprived somehow of the wedding of their dreams?
Fantastic episode on transgender and gender non-conforming issues. We need to be talking about this more!
I’m glad to be living in this day and age and in a society where gender and sexual issues can at least be brought up and we are *relatively* free to have an opinion. However, I wish for a world where EVERYONE was tolerant to gender issues and sexual preferences, and where straight and LGBT communities coexisted peacefully and had equal rights.
Episode info from the podcast’s website: “Yvette Gonzales tells us a first person story about what its like to be transgender in Prison. Gender theorist B. Preciado tells us about what happens when a person takes testosterone without the intention of transitioning from one gender to another. Plus, Jim Elledge tells us about his biography of Outsider Artist Henry Darger, and why he drew little girls with penises.”