Psalm Frond, a person who Kye grew up with, tells their story about growing up in a small town, being bullied, and coming to terms with queerness (which was maybe there all along). Psalm and I were never friends and this is one of our first substantial conversations--we share SO many similarities!
Psalm and I also talk about ADHD;
being labeled as "other" and "gay" by others (also just being called "gay" or "faggot" as an insult);
patriarchy, toxic masculinity, and the cult of masculinity;
creating your own meaning;
being home-schooled & alternative education;
clothing style as personal & political activism;
being bullied and in turn fighting back;
the importance of having families/people with different values in your life;
challenging your own gender & coming to terms with our own queerness or otherness;
being misgendered & the "category crisis";
childhood queer experiences;
being a willing (sometimes unknowingly) agent of patriarchy;
and SO MUCH MORE!
This is a really cool episode (especially for me) and if you're queer or were ever an outsider, a weirdo, or a freak, you will connect with it!
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