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Episode 17: A Journalist in Cairo

                                                                 

Meet Allison Washington, a journalist living in Cairo.  We had an absolutely wonderful time talking with her.  During this episode, Allison speaks about what it is like for people on the queer spectrum in the Middle East, her writing, what brought her to Cairo (in addition to the plane) and more.  Allison’s writing is absolutely mesmerizing, compelling, and informative.  We were honored to have her on our podcast, and are thankful to our friend Marie who introduced us.  See her latest piece here about the roles police play in violence against trans women in the west and in the Middle East.

Here is the map that Allison referenced during her episode:

Please visit Allison’s website to learn more about Allison and her writing.

Please support Allison by donating a few dollars to her Patreon page.  This is a big part of how she makes a living.  Her page can be found here: patreon.com/AllisonWashington

Also, find Allison on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Episode 16: Punk Rock Academia

Meet Amara!  We had a fantastic time with her on this episode.  We talked with her about her research of the Muslim punk scene and women’s mosques, and she told us about her experience of coming out as trans to her family – both her Mexican side and her Pakistani side.  We touched on the common issue with communal/family-oriented cultures: finding that balance between being oneself within the LGBT sphere while also maintaining that connection to family/culture.  Thank you for listening!  As mentioned on the episode, here’s her email address if you’d like to get in contact: [email protected]

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