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Episode 131 [in English]: We Want It All

Andrea Abi-Karam joined for an episode to talk about WE WANT IT ALL: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics – Andrea co-edited the anthology with Kay Gabriel.  The anthology includes work by intergenerational trans poets against capital and empire.  Andrea read one of their pieces on this episode; we also touched on the ways this year has shifted and impacted creativity and focus.  Andrea also shared their love of rollerblading that has emerged!

The book, coming out in November, is available for pre-order from Nightboat Books!

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Episode 130 [in English]: Sound of Mazzika

Angie Assal is a Lebanese-American artist whose work has included visual art, film, music, dance, and jewelry! She tells us how she began her jewelry line Sound of Mazzika, which features 3D printed/hand painted designs representing Arabic music and culture. (For the next year, all proceeds will be donated to the Lebanese Red Cross!)  We also discussed the difficulties creating art that critiques our cultures in primarily white spaces, issues of cultural appropriation and body standards in the belly dance/raqs sharqi scene, the party we first met at, and more!


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