Briar is an illustrator and writer and all-around lovely human. You may find updates of their forthcoming book at Briar's Grove.
September 15th, 2023 | 1 hr 42 mins
men's mental health, patriarchy, self help, social issues, toxic masculinity, wellness
Jala is joined by Briar and Lance to discuss toxic masculinity, patriarchy, and why the conversation about these social issues approach them from the wrong angle.
July 21st, 2023 | 2 hrs 45 mins
disordered eating, eating disorders, fatphobia, self improvement, self-esteem, self-image
Join Jala, Briar and Raúl as they discuss the rampant phenomenon of fatphobia as well as the disordered eating which may follow. They share personal stories and methods by which to heal the damage.
March 24th, 2023 | 2 hrs 50 mins
Jala is joined by Briar to discuss ALOK's activism for gender-nonconforming and trans bodies as well as work to combat what they call "the international crisis of loneliness." They also discuss ALOK's books of poetry, Femme in Public and Your Wound/My Garden.
October 14th, 2022 | 1 hr 52 mins
gender, gender binary, gender identity, masculinity, performance of identity, performative identity
Jala is joined by Zombi to talk about how gender identity affects everyone and why it is significant, as well as discussing how we engage with masculinity. NOTE: Briar was supposed to be on this episode but due to technical difficulties, they wrote a blog post instead. Be sure to check it out!
August 19th, 2022 | 2 hrs 24 mins
gender, gender identity, identity, intersectionality, performance of identity, performative identity
Jala is joined by Marcus and Briar to talk about intersectionality; we discuss gender as part of our intersecting identities. This is a continuation of both the DEIB and performance of identity themes of prior topical episodes.