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Episode 152: Mloukhiyyé

Mloukhiyyé is a Beirut-based artist working with pixel art, text, video games, drag and more! They discussed their past and future projects, including illustrations of performers in and around the Lebanese drag scene, video games that reflect social and environmental issues, an illustrated book about Lebanese queer slang, and a piece involving Tatreez and Lebanese herbs. 

We also talked about their journey into queer identity, why they chose the mloukhiyye leaf as their namesake, pronouns in Arabic, misogyny and homophobia within gaming circles, why queer people like Animal Crossing, and more!

Shoutout to some of the artists and organizations mentioned in this episode:

@havenforartists

@tatreezandtea

@swana.ancestral

@alexa_milano

@dancingqueerofficial

@anamasreyaxo

 

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Episode 150 [in English]: Intersectionality & Survivorship

Claudia (she/her) is a queer, mixed Lebanese-American, disabled sexual and domestic violence preventionist, advocate, survivor, and social justice organizer, based in Fredericksburg, VA. She joined us to talk about her work as Community Services Specialist at the Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (RCASA) in Fredericksburg, VA. 

RCASA’s services include a 24/7 hotline, counseling, hospital accompaniment, legal accompaniment, case management, prevention education. As part of her position, Claudia educates people in her community (as early as middle school) about healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships, consent, bystander intervention, and much more.

Our conversation included the importance of intersectionality in work around sexual violence, the particular challenges of reporting our experiences in LGBTQ and Arab-American communities, and how we can best support others experiencing relationship abuse.

You can reach out to Claudia for events, workshops, and collaborations at [email protected]

RCASA Address: 615 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Suite 201 Fredericksburg VA 22401
RCASA Phone: 540.371.6771
RCASA 24/7 Bi-lingual Hotline: 540.371.1666
RCASA Email: [email protected]
RCASA Website: www.rcasa.org

RAINN: 800.656. HOPE (4673)

Episode Transcript:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vdZfAzbAbkEFUyH4nw_s9kS3xIDviP0SyMrA3qWIR-k/edit?usp=sharing 


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