Neda (@hijabilusciousis on IG) is a Persian-American nurse practitioner, pole dancer, and generally cool person. She discusses her recent work performing COVID tests, getting COVID herself, and which precautions she wishes more people were taking. She also describes both the hate and support she has encountered on her journey into pole as a Muslim woman in hijab. She highlights the importance of respecting how sex workers have shaped the discipline of pole dance without homogenizing the genre as necessarily sexual. Tune in and stay sanitary bitches!
We got to talk to Quinn Fati, a beautifully badass human we met last year at Yallapunk. They’re a visual artist and a musician; during this episode, we talked about exploring different areas of art throughout life and how important it is to allow oneself to do that. We also talked about body hair and how everyone should feel free to keep or get rid of their own body hair in the way they goddamn want! We discussed the process of coming out as trans, about our love for Yallapunk, and more. Quinn also shared about how their Persian-American identity influenced various aspects of their life. Basically, we talked about some of the quintessential qualities of Quinn (ok using the letter “Q” this much is super fun). It was so nice hanging out with Quinn again (remotely this time, but hopefully soon in person)! By the way, as you’ll hear on the episode, we thought we would meet up in Austin this weekend, but it’s not happening after all because life does shit like that sometimes. We love Quinn and can’t wait to see each other again in the near future.
Follow Quinn on Instagram @salmanrushdieofficial