Saturday, October 7, 2017

TPT#235 - If You Want It, You Find A Way (Unlikely Activist Z, Pt. 2)

In the second part of our conversation with our friend Z, he shares his experiences discovering more about his indigenous heritage, living in an inter-racial relationship, and coming to a broader understanding of faith. We discussed various topics related to racial justice, supporting oppressed minorities, colonialism and capitalism, and all sorts of other ways in which he, and we all, can be overcomers.

Z recommends finding out more about, and if possible supporting, the following organizations/projects:
- America In Transition: http://americaintransition.org/
- Trans LifeLine: http://www.translifeline.org/
- TransLatin@ Coalition: http://www.translatinacoalition.org/
- Black Lives Matter: http://blacklivesmatter.com/

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

TPT#234 - A Private Journey (Unlikely Activist Z, Pt. 1)

Our long-time friend Z is an FtM activist and long-time advocate for the trans community, the LGBTQIA+ faith community, and communities of color. He appears in the series America In Transition, currently in development. (You should go support this amazing project at americaintransition.org!) In our recent discussion, he recounts his path toward becoming an unlikely activist. Childhood trauma, military service, DADT, living with PTSD, and learning to trust his Spirit, all led him to become the man he is today.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

TPT#233 - Is It Because I'm Queer?

Jess' new job is amazing, so long as they don't check their email. Entitled parents of entitled children are entitled, and it's driving Jess a little bonkers. George is back to working full time too, and some of the ladies have noticed that he's lost weight. But being sick for four months solid will do that to a person.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

TPT#232 - Standards Of Care

George has a respiratory infection, the kids are getting ready for back-to-school, and Child#2 decided he'd try to get out of trouble by getting Jess in trouble.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

TPT#231x - Upcoming Changes

Announcing a scheduling change... TransPanTastic will be moving to a biweekly release format, and our next full episode will be released next week.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

TPT#231 - Trying Not To Talk Awkwardly

George had a dream. Social isolation and awkwardness were not the dream he wanted. But they got us thinking about various types of social isolation that he has encountered as an introvert, as a trans guy, as a geek, as a convention attendee, as a cis-passing guy, and as all of those things at once.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

TPT#230 - The Lights Are On But Nobody's Home

George's elderly aunt (who insists that she doesn't have memory problems) has been claiming for months that "they'll send me to the funny farm" for her behaviour. Eventually it became self-fulfilling prophecy. Add his neurotic sister, his elderly mother, and Child#2 into the mix, and George's recovery and attempts to return to work aren't going as smoothly as we'd hoped. But we should know better, by now, than to expect anything to ever go smoothly around here. Thankfully, passing as male improves his chances of having his own health needs considered important by those around him, who are still expecting him to manage everyone else, as life keeps happening and he keeps being the most functional person in the room.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

TPT#229 - My P*nis Makes Me Smarter Than You

We've annually chronicled Jess' struggles to find a job that will get them out of elementary and back into working with older students. This year was another trip on the merry-go-round, with popcorn and dominoes thrown in for good measure. Will they escape kindergarten this year?

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

TPT#228 - Eight Dollar Man-Girdle

George is still recovering from surgery, but the world doesn't quit relying on him while he's down. Child#2 is supposed to be visiting with his other mom, but we're noticing a pattern in the failure rate of those visits. When it comes time to rescue the kid, everyone else is experiencing their own increased failure to function, so it's on us to save the day again.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

TPT#227 - Little Plaid Dress

There are many aspects of our relationship that are heterogenous. We are a mixed-faith couple, mixed-orientation, and we also come from different generations. Being raised in distinctly different times caused us distinctly different experiences with regards to technology, culture, and gender. Dysphoria was more distinctly gendered for George, in a time when everything was much more gendered, while Jess' more flexible "modern" upbringing didn't highlight the genderedness of their awkwardness.

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