Tilly's Trans Tuesdays

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A weekly examination of trans life, trans representation in media, allyship, and even the broad basics of existing as a trans person in our society.

If you're looking for the social media/Google doc versions, please visit TillysTransTuesdays.com.
 

Episode Archive

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    The 2022 US Trans Survey Results, part 1

    Episode Number: 69

    In 2022, the largest ever survey of transgender Americans was conducted, and provided an absolute wealth of data on trans life in the United States. Let's dig in to the early insights from the report, and see what existing as trans in this country is like for everyone who's not cisgender. Social worker Charlie Hutchinson joins us to discuss how we're living our glory days right now!

    Episode download: TTT069.mp3

    CHARLIE HUTCHINSON
    Insta: @c_t_hutchinson
    Facebook: Charlie Hutchinson

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at http://TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Transmedicalism (and WPATH soc 1), Complete Trans Healthcare (or lack thereof), Anecdotal Trans Healthcare, Trans Intersectionality

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    2022 USTS Early Insights Report - https://transequality.org/sites/default/files/2024-02/2022%20USTS%20Early%20Insights%20Report_FINAL.pdf
    Regret in Surgical Decision Making: A Systematic Review of Patient and Physician Perspectives - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1007/s00268-017-3895-9

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: May 28, 2024

    Run Time: 33:29
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    The Trans Allegory of Barbie, part 8

    Episode Number: 68

    Another installment of Tillyvision comes to a close, as we wrap up the trans allegory of Barbie! Her egg cracked, she experimented, she pulled back and overcompensated, she shed the false male simulacra for good... so what now? Now you have a heart to heart with your heart, and you transition! Self-actualization awaits! Millicent Alexis Book returns one last time to discuss Superman ice cream! Emo? It's all for you.

    Episode download: TTT068.mp3

    MILLICENT ALEXIS BOOK
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/mysticalalexis

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans Day of Visibility (yes, you are trans enough)

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix/dp/B0BYPFFBGH

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: May 21, 2024

    Run Time: 20:44
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    The Trans Allegory of Barbie, part 7

    Episode Number: 67

    The penultimate episode of the trans allegory of Barbie... in Tillyvision! This week we're going to look into ourselves, confront the false simulacra of a man that's gone way overboard, finally connect with our own truth and realize the transness that our subconscious has been bugging us about all along! Millicent Alexis Book returns to discuss the boundary transcender! Trans people don't split into two people, you know. My job is words!

    Episode download: TTT067.mp3

    MILLICENT ALEXIS BOOK
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/mysticalalexis

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Cis Grief, Rainbow Capitalism

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix/dp/B0BYPFFBGH

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: May 14, 2024

    Run Time: 22:18
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    The Trans Allegory of Barbie, part 6

    Episode Number: 66

    Welcome to more Barbie in Tillyvision, in 4k UHD where available! This week we're going to look back and see how the signs of our transness were always with us, and we're going to talk about one of the most important lines in the entire movie. We're also going to overcompensate in trying to prove how not-trans we are, and that causes all kinds of problems for ourselves (and there's an entire bucket full of Matrix references)! Millicent Alexis Book returns to discuss superfluous men!

    Episode download: TTT066.mp3

    MILLICENT ALEXIS BOOK
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/mysticalalexis

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    The Signs Were Always There (that we were trans), Transmedicalism (and WPATH soc 1), Trans Microaggressions, Internalized Transphobia, Passing and Misgendering

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix/dp/B0BYPFFBGH

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: May 7, 2024

    Run Time: 23:12
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    The Trans Allegory of Barbie, part 5

    Episode Number: 65

    If you haven't fully bought in to just how trans Barbie is yet, today's episode is gonna blow your mind and seal the deal! We're going to talk symbols, how trans women never had true male privilege pre-transition, SO many more Matrix connections, how Barbie has a heart to heart WITH her heart, and just maybe... it's gonna help her escape the closet. Millicent Alexis Book returns to discuss a multiple-level ouch! I can dig sometimes!

    Episode download: TTT065.mp3

    MILLICENT ALEXIS BOOK
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/mysticalalexis

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Cis is Not a Slur, Rainbow Capitalism, The False Dichotomy, Heavily Gendered Clothes and Trans People, Trans Grief

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix/dp/B0BYPFFBGH

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: April 30, 2024

    Run Time: 22:50
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    The Trans Allegory of Barbie, part 4

    Episode Number: 64

    The trans allegory of Barbie continues, Tillyvision drive to maximum! This week Barbie experiences connection with the past she didn't get to have and the future she might yet make it to, we go All The Way Up to the metacortex, and the ride's gonna get bumpy. Millicent Alexis Book returns to discuss the imposition of manliness and how CEO is the easiest job in the world. Are you gonna be a problem for me? I'm no rube!

    Episode download: TTT064.mp3

    MILLICENT ALEXIS BOOK
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/mysticalalexis

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans Grief, Into the Unknown (aka What is Happening, aka A Whole New World), Freeing Up My Brain (lunch with Tilly), Gender Dysphoria, Misgendering and Passing, Transmedicalism (and WPATH soc 1)

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix/dp/B0BYPFFBGH

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: April 23, 2024

    Run Time: 24:07
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    The Trans Allegory of Barbie, part 3

    Episode Number: 63

    The Tillyvision deep-dive into the trans allegory of Barbie continues! This week we engage with our subconscious and maybe don't want to hear what it has to say, experience body changes that are new to us, and take our first steps into the real world as ourselves. Things are gonna get weird! The lovely Millicent Alexis Book returns to discuss!

    Episode download: TTT063.mp3

    MILLICENT ALEXIS BOOK
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/mysticalalexis

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Gender Dysphoria, Finding Our Trans Style, Trans People Are Human Beings (stop staring at us)

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix/dp/B0BYPFFBGH

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: April 16, 2024

    Run Time: 19:19
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    The Trans Allegory of Barbie, part 2

    Episode Number: 62

    The trans allegory of Barbie rolls on, Tillyvision can't be stopped! This week we talk about the cure for what ails us, Barbie's egg crack moment and her awakening to gender dysphoria! Millicent Alexis Book returns to discuss sneeze pitches and community support! Everyone has feelings! (so weird)

    Episode download: TTT062.mp3

    MILLICENT ALEXIS BOOK
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/mysticalalexis

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Transmedicalism (and WPATH soc 1), Implicit Queerphobia, Internalized Transphobia

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix/dp/B0BYPFFBGH

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: April 9, 2024

    Run Time: 25:15
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    The Trans Allegory of Barbie, part 1

    Episode Number: 61

    Tillyvision returns! Do you guys ever thing about dying? The BARBIE movie rocked my world, and I instantly connected with it on a fundamental level, even beyond the surface feminist story. Do you wanna know why? Do you wanna know why you saw so many trans people, especially trans women, talking about how much this movie meant to them and the tears it brought? My friends, it's because BARBIE is one hundo percent an intentional (?!) trans allegory! Come along on this 8-week journey as I show you all the inherent, beautiful transness within! This week: context, why it's Funny Pink MATRIX, the film's visual language, and we learn all about Barbie's world of lies! Pharmaceutical buyer Millicent Alexis Book joins us to discuss great moms and how the struggle is real!

    Episode download: TTT061.mp3

    MILLICENT ALEXIS BOOK
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/mysticalalexis

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    2023 Trans Rep in Media 1-3, Trans Intersectionality, Physical Representation (the Hollywood ideal), The False Dichotomy, Gendered Childhoods, Transmedicalism (and WPATH soc 1), Photos and Reflections

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    The Editor's Cut podcast episode 85, Barbie with Nick Houy, ACE - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/barbie-with-nick-houy-ace/id1412277324?i=1000640212163
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix/dp/B0BYPFFBGH

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: April 2, 2024

    Run Time: 40:11
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    Transmedicalism (and WPATH soc 1)

    Episode Number: 60

    There's something insidious growing inside the trans community: transmedicalism. It's exclusionary, it's harmful, it's gatekeeping, and it needs to stop. So let's talk about what it is, why it's so bad, and where in the heck it came from (the answer may (not) surprise you). Therapist, author, and gender specialist Dr. Alex Iantaffi returns to discuss how ubiquitous transmedicalism is in the field of trans care, as well as the ways we lift each other up and the importance of self-compassion. Our collective blood is boiling.

    Episode download: TTT060.mp3

    ALEX IANTAFFI
    Insta: @xtaffi@genderstories@edginghearts
    Website: alexiantaffi.com

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans Day of Visibility (you are trans enough), Gender Dysphoria, Trans Kids (and the intake exam), Misgendering and Passing, Trans People in History, Internalized Transphobia

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    My experience during the Trans Dark Ages - https://medium.com/@allisawash/quora-asked-me-about-my-experience-during-the-trans-dark-ages-648f060fa458

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: March 26, 2024

    Run Time: 53:06
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    Gender Dysphoria

    Episode Number: 59

    How do you describe the indescribable, something so pervasive and yet so inscrutable? Join me as I tackle one of the biggest topics for many trans people, gender dysphoria. We're gonna talk about how there's no escaping it, and then see if I can put into words what it's like to live with. We're joined by therapist, author, and gender specialist Dr. Alex Iantaffi to discuss challenging the patriarchy, needing to see ourselves to find ourselves, and Sicilian bubble-butts!

    Episode download: TTT059.mp3

    ALEX IANTAFFI
    Insta: @xtaffi, @genderstories, @edginghearts
    Website: alexiantaffi.com

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Body Hair, Pandemic Transition, Privilege (time and money), Finding Our Trans Style, Boymode/Girlmode, Photos and Reflections, How Do You Know if You're Trans

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: March 19, 2024

    Run Time: 54:09
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    Trans Microaggressions

    Episode Number: 58

    Didja ever notice how one little annoyance isn't a big deal, but if you get twenty of them in a day it's a problem? Doubly so when they're about your very identity? Every person from every marginalized community deals with this, and trans people are no exception. So let's talk about trans microaggressions, what they are, and why they're so awful. We've got lots of examples! Improv performer, cook, and thrifter extraordinaire April Kirby returns to discuss the masks we put up and coming out of the polybag! Are we all always learning to be more of a human? Nunya bizness!

    Episode download: TTT058.mp3

    APRIL KIRBY
    Insta: @msaprilkirby
    Mastodon: @aprilkirby@chaosfem.tw

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Implicit Queerphobia, Internalized Transphobia, Gendered Childhoods, Trans Intersectionality, Gender Dysphoria, Misgendering and Passing, Names and Pronouns, Cis is Not a Slur (there is no default human), Disentangling Sexuality from Transness, Cis People Get Gender Affirming Care Too, Photos and Reflections, The Only Trans Person You Know

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    The Lies and Dangers of Efforts to Change Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity - https://www.hrc.org/resources/the-lies-and-dangers-of-reparative-therapy

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: March 12, 2024

    Run Time: 39:17
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    Implicit Queerphobia

    Episode Number: 57

    When trans and queer people obtain anything at all, like perhaps representation in media in the "League of Their Own" show, even those cishet folks who like to think of themselves as allies can push back. And that's due to the implicit biases society worms into us without our knowledge, and if you can't acknowledge you have those biases and work to fix them... nothing will ever get better for anyone. Improv actor, cook, and thrifter extraordinaire April Kirby joins us to discuss what it feels like to be alive! I didn't know this was a gay show??

    Episode download: TTT057.mp3

    APRIL KIRBY
    Insta: @msaprilkirby
    Mastodon: @aprilkirby@chaosfem.tw

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans Representation in Media 2022, Trans Representation in Media 2023, Internalized Transphobia, Cis is Not a Slur, Gendered Childhoods, Bad Representation, Good Representation, Trans Intersectionality, Proactive Allyship

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Mae Jemison Biography - https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/mae-jemison
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix-ebook/dp/B0C2MPVH9C/
    These stories changed my life - https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2022-08-17/a-league-of-their-own-amazon-prime-video-cast
    ‘A League of Their Own’ Co-Creator on That Season 1 Ending and Season 2 Plans - https://www.thewrap.com/a-league-of-their-own-finale-ending-explained-season-2-story/
    'A League of Their Own’ is based on the 1992 movie, but has an identity all its own - https://andscape.com/features/a-league-of-their-own-series/

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: March 5, 2024

    Run Time: 40:44
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    Trans Motivation

    Episode Number: 56

    There are so many tough things we have to get through, but when you find the right motivation you'll be amazed at what you can do. And when that motivation is to stay the true you and never go back? It's dang powerful, and you can do things you never thought possible. Systems trainer and medical tech consultant Jennifer Wallace returns to discuss feeling real! Where are the queers? I'm the gassy one!

    Episode download: TTT056.mp3

    JENN WALLACE
    Mastodon: @itsjustjenn@beige.party

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans Courage, Body Hacking, The Signs Were Always There (that we were trans), Trans Voices 1-3, Gender Dysphoria, Transition Setbacks, Anecdotal Trans Healthcare, Bodily Autonomy

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: February 27, 2024

    Run Time: 26:37
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    Bodily Autonomy (and my tattoo)

    Episode Number: 55

    A strange thing can happen when you're trans and don't know it... you never feel like your body actually belongs to you. And so you can't understand why anyone would ever want to make any changes to their bodies, and goodness did that all change for me after transition. And my tattoo is one hundred percent wrapped up in my transition, and we're gonna talk about why. And if you didn't already know, abortion rights and trans rights are the exact same fight. Everything comes back to bodily autonomy. Systems trainer and medical tech consultant Jennifer Wallace joins us to discuss The Tillyverse and the challenge of the unknown! (also I am a lot now)

    Episode download: TTT055.mp3

    JENN WALLACE
    Mastodon: @itsjustjenn@beige.party

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Names and Pronouns, The False Dichotomy, Searching for Meaning (when you're trans and don't know it), Trans Grief 1 & 2, Gender Dysphoria, Into the Unknown (aka What is Happening aka A Whole New World), Freeing Up My Brain (lunch with Tilly), Photos 2: The Selfie Apocalypse, Trans Rage (stop forgetting about us).

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    AMA from my first tattoo session - https://twitter.com/TillyBridges/status/1502394526593261568
    AMA from my second tattoo session - https://twitter.com/TillyBridges/status/1507445986246881280

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: February 20, 2024

    Run Time: 28:01
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    Trans Representation in 2023 media part 3: TV part 2

    Episode Number: 54

    It's the wrap-up of our discussion on trans rep in movies and tv in 2023! This week we have the rest of the discussion on television, and then see where things are at overall. Critic, journalist, and author Mo Ryan returns to discuss not being happy with crumbs anymore, and being gently radical!

    This episode includes in-depth discussions on Our Flag Means Death, Quantum Leap, Somebody Somewhere, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Ted Lasso, Upload, Yellowjackets, and more!

    Episode download: TTT054.mp3

    MAUREEN "MO" RYAN
    Instagram: @moryan66
    Bluesky: @moryan.bsky.social
    Threads: @moryan66
    Website: moryan.com
    Linktree: linktr.ee/maureenryan

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    2022 Trans Rep in Media (movies and tv), 2023 Trans Rep in Media 1: Movies, 2023 Trans Rep in Media 2: TV part 1

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Burn It Down: Power, Complicity, and a Call for Change in Hollywood - https://www.harpercollins.com/products/burn-it-down-maureen-ryan
    A Troubling Trend in Cancellations: Are Inclusive Shows in Danger? - https://variety.com/2017/tv/opinion/canceled-shows-2017-sense8-get-down-underground-sweet-vicious-1202450885/

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: February 13, 2024

    Run Time: 55:46
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    Trans Representation in 2023 media part 2: TV part 1

    Episode Number: 53

    Okay, we talked about movies, so now it's time for the first half of our discussion on trans rep in television I saw in 2023! Critic, journalist, and author Mo Ryan returns to discuss the bad outcome factory, and how we should all avoid joining the bad person of the month club!

    This episode includes in-depth discussions on Blue Eye Samurai, Foundation, Heartstopper, Monster High, Never Have I Ever, and more!

    Episode download: TTT053.mp3

    MAUREEN "MO" RYAN
    Instagram: @moryan66
    Bluesky: @moryan.bsky.social
    Threads: @moryan66
    Website: moryan.com
    Linktree: linktr.ee/maureenryan

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    2023 Trans Rep in Media 1: Movies, Boymoding/Girlmoding

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Burn It Down: Power, Complicity, and a Call for Change in Hollywood - https://www.harpercollins.com/products/burn-it-down-maureen-ryan

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: February 6, 2024

    Run Time: 50:32
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    Trans Representation in 2023 media part 1: Movies

    Episode Number: 52

    Over the course of 2023 I took notes on every single movie and tv show I watched, to bring you my three-part report on 2023 trans rep in media! We're going to discuss the good, the bad, and just how often there was nothing at all to discuss. This week: movies! Critic, journalist, and author Maureen Ryan joins us to discuss the demystification of Hollywood and who's insulated from career blowback.

    This episode includes in-depth discussions on Barbie, Elemental, Joyride, Monica, Nimona, and more!

    Episode download: TTT052.mp3

    MAUREEN "MO" RYAN
    Instagram: @moryan66
    Bluesky: @moryan.bsky.social
    Threads: @moryan66
    Website: moryan.com
    Linktree: linktr.ee/maureenryan

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Bad Representation, Good Representation, The Intentional Trans Allegory of "Part of Your World," Trans People in History, Chasers and the Fetishization of Trans Women, Trans Voices 1-3, Trans Roles and Stories, The Unintentional Trans Allegory of Silo s1, Implicit Queerphobia

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Burn It Down: Power, Complicity, and a Call for Change in Hollywood - https://www.harpercollins.com/products/burn-it-down-maureen-ryan
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix/dp/B0BYPFFBGH
    The Deeper Meaning Behind Nimona’s Shape-Shifting Story - https://time.com/6291748/nimona-shape-shifting-trans/
    The Power of Pink: How ‘Nimona’ Uses Color to Subvert Stereotypes and Embrace Self-Expression - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/nimona-production-design-pink-acceptance-1235527657/

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: January 30, 2023

    Run Time: 58:10
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    The Only Trans Person You Know

    Episode Number: 51

    Trans people are a small percentage of the population, though there's actually more than any reports can show. But that means for many cis people out there, if you know a trans person, they're probably the only trans person you know. They're probably the only trans person a LOT of people know. Which means we're constantly getting bombarded with questions (or worse) about our existence from all sides, and the cumulative effect of that can be a problem. Writer/costume designer Aoife Baker returns to discuss stilettos as murder weapons!

    Episode download: TTT051.mp3

    AOIFE BAKER
    Twitter: @vivaciousvandal
    Instagram: @vivaciousvandal
    Bluesky: @vivaciousvandal

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans Politics, Why I Do Trans Tuesdays, Trans Kids (and the intake exam)

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    About 5% of young adults in the U.S. say their gender is different from their sex assigned at birth - https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2022/06/07/about-5-of-young-adults-in-the-u-s-say-their-gender-is-different-from-their-sex-assigned-at-birth/

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: January 23, 2024

    Run Time: 27:01
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    Gendered Childhoods

    Episode Number: 50

    A lot of people don't realize how children in our society are bombarded with the "right" and "wrong" ways to be a certain gender, or just how compulsory being a cisgender heterosexual person is. And this damages all kids in all kinds of ways, and makes life much more difficult for trans kids.​ Writer and costume designer Aoife Baker joins us to discuss hot lady assassins and how we as a society should be beyond urinal cakes!

    Episode download: TTT050.mp3

    AOIFE BAKER
    Twitter: @vivaciousvandal
    Instagram: @vivaciousvandal
    Bluesky: @vivaciousvandal

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans Grief 1 and 2, The False Dichotomy, Unexpected Bonuses of Transition, Searching for Meaning (when you're trans and don't know it)

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/when-did-girls-start-wearing-pink-1370097/ 
    The History of Hallmark Christmas Movies - https://anhistorianabouttown.com/the-history-of-hallmark-christmas-movies/

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: January 16, 2023

    Run Time: 38:26
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    Trans Grief 2 (aka The Past 3, aka The New Past 2)

    Episode Number: 49

    Okay, so you know that I received the AI-generated yearbook photos of a younger me that didn't get to exist... but what you don't know is what they did to me. So we're gonna discuss it, in depth, and the history that wasn't. And it's going to be hard, but something important happened and we need to talk about it. Housewife and writer Miriam Robern returns to discuss being a transbian tradwife! We are hot dorks.

    This concludes season one! Thank you all so much for listening, I hope this show has helped you in some way, and maybe made you feel less alone. We'll be back for season two in mid-January!

    Episode download: TTT049.mp3

    MIRIAM ROBERN
    Mastodon: @miriamrobern@dice.camp
    Website: miriamrobern.com

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans Grief 1, Compliments

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Tilly's Starfield playthrough thread w/ screenshots on Mastodon - https://mastodon.social/@tillybridges/111055523953427528
    Tilly's Starfield playthrough thread w/screenshots on Twitter - https://twitter.com/TillyBridges/status/1701787089023783361
    Mimsy's High School Story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jkBgQtqcUw
    Tilly's Progesterone Dream Theater posts on Twitter - https://tinyurl.com/TillysPDT

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: December 19, 2023

    Run Time: 32:48
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    Trans Grief 1 (aka The Past 3, aka The New Past 2)

    Episode Number: 48

    I'm not generally a supporter of AI for most things (it isn't even really AI anyway), and yet I cannot deny the impact it's had upon the trans community. So I wanted to write about it, but what I didn't realize is that what I was really writing about is the past and why it's so complicated for people who transition as adults. And what happens when we can get a glimpse of... a new past? A world that was perhaps more kind to us? We're gonna dig in to the most difficult two trans tuesdays I've ever had to write, because it means confronting really hard stuff. Writer and housewife Miriam Robern joins us to discuss clarity, boobs, and looking like our moms!

    Episode download: TTT048.mp3

    MIRIAM ROBERN
    Mastodon: @miriamrobern@dice.camp
    Website: miriamrobern.com

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    What is Happening (aka a whole new world), Freeing Up My Brain (aka lunch with Tilly), Proactive Allyship (be an accomplice), Three Year Retrospective, Bodily Autonomy (my tattoo), The Past and Why it Haunts US, The Past 2: The New Past (KJ and Paper Girls), Gender Dysphoria, Misgendering and Passing

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Can Artificial Intelligence Help See Cancer in New, and Better, Ways? - https://www.cancer.gov/news-events/cancer-currents-blog/2022/artificial-intelligence-cancer-imaging
    Stained Glass Woman: Growing Up Broken - https://stainedglasswoman.substack.com/p/growing-up-broken

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: December 12, 2023

    Run Time: 34:05
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    Trans Voices 3: Interview with Speech-language Pathologist Jein Yi

    Episode Number: 47

    It's the final episode of our series on trans voices... an interview with the speech-language pathologist that I saw for my gender-affirming speech therapy! We're going to get into the science behind it all, why AMAB and AFAB voices sound different and what it really takes to change them. It takes a long time and a lot of work, but if you're dedicated and put in the effort (with safe and certified instruction), amazing things can happen. Do you... adore the lore behind Al Gore?

    Episode download: TTT047.mp3

    JEIN YI
    Instagram: @affirmvoice

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans Voices 1: Gendering, Trans Voices 2: Hearing the True You

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: December 5, 2023

    Run Time: 46:46
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    Trans Voices 2: Hearing the True You

    Episode Number: 46

    We continue our discussion of voice, and what that means when you're transgender. This week we discuss my full gender-affirming speech therapy experience, when is the right time to work on pitch, D-I-S-T-E-R-B, and you get to hear a voice timeline... of me saying the exact same thing, from pre-transition, through every stage of speech therapy, on to where I'm at now. It might blow your mind (it certainly did mine). Sound editor Jillian Morgan returns to discuss becoming comfortable with your trans identity and learning how to smile! And folks, please be sure... that if you're doing voice training on your own, you check the credentials of who you're listening to!

    Episode download: TTT046.mp3

    JILLIAN MORGAN
    https://linktr.ee/audiojillian

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    What is My Style, Trans Voices 1: Gendering, The Unintentional (?) Trans Allegory of Silo s1

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix audiobook - https://www.audible.com/pd/Begin-Transmission-Audiobook/B0CKLWLPDQ
    5 year voice transition timeline - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2txYhkmhVts

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: November 28, 2023

    Run Time: 36:44
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    Trans Voices 1: Gendering

    Episode Number: 45

    So many of us trans people struggle with our voices. They might spike our dysphoria, or cause us to get misgendered, or just not sound like US. So this week we kick off a three week series all about voice! In this episode, we're going to talk about how incredibly gendered voices are in our society, what that does to us, and how to approach that if you're seeking out gender-affirming voice therapy. Our lovely sound editor Jillian Morgan joins us once again to discuss fabulous cis wives, and the parts of this show that you'll never get to hear. My tummy!

    Episode download: TTT045.mp3

    JILLIAN MORGAN
    https://linktr.ee/audiojillian

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Misgendering and Passing, Proactive Allyship (be an accomplice), Trans Kids and the Intake Exam

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    When I Hear a Trans Woman's Voice by Ari Drennen - https://twitter.com/AriDrennen/status/1385976409043001347

    Special thanks to Daisy and Jane for the use of "Sorry Not Sorry" as our show's theme music.
    Please stop by and show your support at daisyandjane.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/daisyandjane

    Release Date: November 21, 2023

    Run Time: 30:55

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