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Writing Alchemy Episode 13 Summary

This interlude episode is all about intersections, with a focus on fatness, disability, gender, and queer identity. Guest Kristina Gibbs-Ruby reads a powerful spoken word piece about bullying and fatphobia while Fay reads hir popular article, “Why Having Conditional Privilege Is Not the Same as Simply Being Privileged,” which delves into the complexity of invisible identities, privilege, oppression, gatekeeping, and the struggle to be recognized as real through hir personal experiences.

Article: Why Having Conditional Privilege Is Not the Same as Simply Being Privileged
Guest: Performer, activist, and law student Kristina Gibbs-Ruby

A web of rope-like fibers twirl and twist together to form a close up picture of a person’s face. Their skin is a medium brown, their features are somewhat feminine, and their eyes are closed. This is intended to be suggestive of both the complexity of experience and of perception.

A web of rope-like fibers twirl and twist together to form a close up picture of a person’s face. Their skin is a medium brown, their features are somewhat feminine, and their eyes are closed. This is intended to be suggestive of both the complexity of experience and of perception.

Show Notes:

Today’s article
Why Conditional Privilege Is Not the Same as Simply Being Privileged: http://writingalchemy.net/2016/03/23/why-having-conditional-privilege-is-not-the-same-as-simply-being-privileged/

Fay’s Links
You can become my patron on my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/WritingAlchemy
The RSS feed of this podcast is: http://writingalchemy.net/feed/podcast

Flamingo Rampant: http://www.flamingorampant.com/

Successful kickstarter for the Flamingo Rampant Celebrations book set: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/310387180/flamingo-rampant-lgbt2q-childrens-books-celebratio

History of they as a singular pronoun: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_they

Intersectional cocoon: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IntersectionalCocoon/

Kristina’s Links
Debauchery website: http://www.lilydivine.com/debauchery.html
Debauchery facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LilyDivineProductions/
Gender Justice League: http://www.genderjusticeleague.org/
Gender Justice League Name Change Clinic: http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2016/11/gender-justice-league-launches-emergency-fund-for-name-gender-marker-changes/
The next name change clinic on January 15th: https://www.facebook.com/events/689577541204207/
Boots of Leather and Slipper of Gold (can be found used online): http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/187541.Boots_of_Leather_Slippers_of_Gold

Image Credit
From PeteLinforth: https://pixabay.com/en/woman-female-girl-young-people-850525/

Music Credits
Intro: Kickin’ in the Turbo (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Podcast announcements: The Place Where I’ll Return To (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Outro: Everybody’s Got Problems That Aren’t Mine (Chris Zabriskie) / CC BY 4.0

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