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Episode 78 in English: Ch-Ch-Changes


We (Ellie and Alia) talk about upcoming Yallapunk, all the changes going down in our lives this year, and more.  This is a relatively short episode but we touch on quite a bit.  Thank you all for listening; stay tuned soon for more on Yallapunk!

The article we talked about in part of the episode is here:

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/.premium-the-mideast-s-stonewall-fight-for-lgbtq-rights-rages-on-1.7423556

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Episode 77 in English: Voguer Hoedy Saad!

We (Nadia & Alia) got to talk to Lebanese vogue dancer Hoedy Saad!  You may remember hearing from Hoedy for a bit during Emma Gration’s podcast episode; we were excited to get to talk more.  On this episode, Hoedy talks about the steadily increasingly visible vogue scene in Lebanon, the background of vogue, and the impact vogue (and also drag, as the two arts often overlap at events) has on the queer scene and even outside the queer sphere.  By the way, Hoedy’s other passion is his animals; Hoedy is also now a veterinarian!  We got to talk a little about that part of Hoedy’s world as well.  Enjoy this episode; we thank Hoedy so much for being on the podcast.  August 25 there will be the Oriental Ball, which Hoedy is co-organizing; this will be an event which will be hosted in and performed in Arabic.  It sounds like it will be a very powerful and amazing space for celebrating drag & vogue while connecting that deeply with SWANA culture.

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Check out this video to hear more from Hoedy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxYxyztoP_w

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