June 11, 2020

EP. 10 — ALOK

Indian-American writer, performance artist, and media personality ALOK joins Jameela this week to discuss all things Trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary, the problem with those who are gender-critical & TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists), and how to be a better ally to those that are shunned by the rest of the world.

Transcript

IWEIGH-010-20200611-ACv02-DYN.mp3   JAMEELA JAMIL [00:00:00] Hello and welcome back to “I Weigh” with Jameela Jamil. I wasn’t sure if this was still too soon to come back, but we are also in the middle of Pride, which is the celebration of all things LGBTQ plus. And there are so many important conversations to be had around that right now. And so I felt I would bring you a conversation with one of my favorite voices on the whole of the Internet, someone who I’ve learned so much from. I am talking about Indian-American writer, performance artist, and media personality, Alok Vaid-Menon. Who just goes by the name of Alok online. They are such a great educator. And they put things in a way that have just explained so many nuanced and historical issues to me. And so therefore, I invited them on to explain to me all things trans and gender nonconforming, all things nonbinary, and how to use pronouns and how to be a better ally to those who are shunned by the rest

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