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 Trans Allegory of Silo s1, part 9

    Episode Number: 44

    We made it! This is the final episode of our discussion of the trans allegory of Silo s1 on AppleTV+! And we're talking all about the season finale, and how the ending maybe doesn't mean what you think it means. We're gonna talk about how even those at the top buy into the lie, and how we need solidarity and community because we can't do it alone. The sagacious Samantha Cuddy returns to discuss how hate and bigotry are taught. And hey... we can't be friends if you're stepping on my neck.

    Episode download: TTT044.mp3

    SAMANTHA CUDDY
    Mastodon: @Reborn_Cat_Mom@chaosfem.tw

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans People Are Human Beings (stop staring at us), Anecdotal Trans Healthcare, Cis Grief

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    The Entertainment Community Fund to support striking writers, actors, and affected crew - https://entertainmentcommunity.org/
    The LALGBT Center's Trans Wellness Center - https://mytranswellness.org/

    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 14, 2023

    Run Time: 23:20
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    The Trans Allegory of Silo s1, part 8

    Episode Number: 43

    It's the penultimate episode of our discussion of the trans allegory of Silo season 1 on AppleTV+! This week we discuss how it's socially acceptable to hide your queerness, how the rules only apply to the oppressed and not the oppressors, and how if you're not fighting alongside us for our rights you're an integral part of the power structure that oppresses us. The luminous Samantha Cuddy returns to discucss, and we get a big confirmation of one of my theories!

    Episode download: TTT043.mp3

    SAMANTHA CUDDY
    Mastodon: @Reborn_Cat_Mom@chaosfem.tw

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    The Constant Fight, Cis Grief

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    The Entertainment Community Fund to support striking writers, actors, and affected crew - https://entertainmentcommunity.org/

    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 7, 2023

    Run Time: 19:02
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    The Trans Allegory of Silo s1, part 7

    Episode Number: 42

    It's part seven of our examination of the trans allegory of Silo season 1 on AppleTV+! This week we talk about the importance of chosen family, how we're not allowed to have knowledge society doesn't approve of, and how we're saddled with obligations to keep us too busy and exhausted to examine the big questions. Oh, and rabbits! The junoesque Samantha Cuddy returns to discuss how trans people have to be our own amateur lawyers and endocrinologists! And hey... toxic bigots don't deserve to be in your life just because they share your genetic material.

    Episode download: TTT042.mp3

    SAMANTHA CUDDY
    Mastodon: @Reborn_Cat_Mom@chaosfem.tw

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Anecdotal Trans Healthcare, Cis Grief

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    The Entertainment Community Fund to support striking writers, actors, and affected crew - https://entertainmentcommunity.org/
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix-ebook/dp/B0C2MPVH9C/

    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: October 31, 2023

    Run Time: 17:32
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    The Trans Allegory of Silo s1, part 6

    Episode Number: 41

    We're in the back half of season one of Silo from AppleTV+, and it only gets transier from here! This week we talk about how power is used to control communication and information, rewards for conforming to the false cis binary, and you guessed it... SUPERtext! The pulchritudinous Samantha Cuddy returns to discuss how little of our own lives we remember due to dissociation! And hey... don't be on the nazis' side.

    Episode download: TTT041.mp3

    SAMANTHA CUDDY
    Mastodon: @Reborn_Cat_Mom@chaosfem.tw

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    The Constant Fight, Into the Unknown (aka What is Happening aka A Whole New World), Freeing Up My Brain (Lunch with TIlly), False Allyship, Why I Do Trans Tuesdays (expansion and podcast)

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    The Entertainment Community Fund to support striking writers, actors, and affected crew - https://entertainmentcommunity.org/
    Most state bans on gender-affirming care for trans youth still allow controversial intersex surgery - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/most-state-bans-on-gender-affirming-care-for-trans-youth-still-allow-controversial-intersex-surgery

    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: October 24, 2023

    Run Time: 16:44
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    The Trans Allegory of Silo s1, part 5

    Episode Number: 40

    Today we're jumping right in to possibly the single transiest episode of the entire first season of Silo on AppleTV+! We're gonna talk about forbidden questions, and The Big Question, and dysphoria, and bringing order from chaos... and what you do when you discover your entire life has been a lie. The out of this world Samantha Cuddy returns to discuss puppets of society!

    Episode download: TTT040.mp3

    SAMANTHA CUDDY
    Mastodon: @Reborn_Cat_Mom@chaosfem.tw

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans People Have Always Existed, Cis People Get Gender Affirming Healthcare Too, Gender Dysphoria, The Past and Why it Haunts Us

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    The Entertainment Community Fund to support striking writers, actors, and affected crew - https://entertainmentcommunity.org/

    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: October 17, 2023

    Run Time: 24:13
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    The Trans Allegory of Silo s1, part 4

    Episode Number: 39

    More about the trans allegory of Silo on AppleTV+? You better believe it! This week we cover episodes 4 and 5 of the show, and we're gonna talk about trans childhood trauma, eggs cracking, and how the truth can unlock the doors in front of you. Samantha Cuddy returns to discuss how this is *your* journey! We're spreadin' the sensational around!

    Episode download: TTT039.mp3

    SAMANTHA CUDDY
    Mastodon: @Reborn_Cat_Mom@chaosfem.tw

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    The Past (and why it haunts us), Searching for Meaning (when you're trans and don't know it), Cis People Get Gender Affirming Healthcare Too

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    The Entertainment Community Fund to support striking writers, actors, and affected crew - https://entertainmentcommunity.org/
    Shakespeare gets caught in Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' laws - https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/shakespeare-gets-caught-floridas-dont-say-gay-laws-rcna98970
    Texas Republicans Seem Hell-Bent on Turning K–12 Schools Into Churches - https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2023/04/texas-republican-turning-k-12-schools-into-churches

    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: October 10, 2023

    Run Time: 25:07
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    The Trans Allegory of Silo s1, part 3

    Episode Number: 38

    The deep-dive into the trans allegory of Silo on AppleTV+ continues! This week we cover episodes 2 and 3 of the show, and discuss the importance (and fear) of water and what it means, we begin the search for the truth (about society and about ourselves), how trans people and schematics are connected, and the hypocrisy of denying trans people things cis people get without question. Samantha Cuddy returns to discuss the importance of sharing stories! Oh, and say hello to my old friend SUPERtext!

    Episode download: TTT038.mp3

    SAMANTHA CUDDY
    Mastodon: @Reborn_Cat_Mom@chaosfem.tw

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Cis Grief, Searching for Meaning (when you're trans and don't know it), Cis People Get Gender Affirming Healthcare Too, 

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    The Entertainment Community Fund to support striking writers, actors, and affected crew - https://entertainmentcommunity.org/

    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: October 3, 2023

    Run Time: 30:17
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    The Trans Allegory of Silo s1, part 2

    Episode Number: 37

    We continue our examination of Silo from AppleTV+! In this episode we finish out the pilot, establishing the world and setting up so much in metaphor that will pay off down the line. Wife, mother, geek, corporate queer, and cat herder Samantha Cuddy returns to discuss robust transgender care and making things better for those who are coming after. It's a good blood!

    Episode download: TTT037.mp3

    SAMANTHA CUDDY
    Mastodon: @Reborn_Cat_Mom@chaosfem.tw

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Anecdotal Trans Healthcare, Transition Setbacks, Trans People Have Always Existed, Trans Rep in Media in 2022, Bad Representation, Internalized Transphobia, The False Dichotomy, Photos (and reflections)

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    The Entertainment Community Fund to support striking writers, actors, and affected crew - https://entertainmentcommunity.org/
    The Forgotten History of the World's First Trans Clinic - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-forgotten-history-of-the-worlds-first-trans-clinic/
    New Research Reveals how the Nazis Targeted Transgender People - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/new-research-reveals-how-the-nazis-targeted-transgender-people-180982931/

    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: September 26, 2023

    Run Time: 44:31
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    The Trans Allegory of Silo s1, part 1

    Episode Number: 36

    This year I was absolutely STUNNED by Silo on AppleTV+. Not only is it a fantastic show, it's got a fabulous trans allegory that has a whole lot to say, so we're going to discuss the ENTIRE SEASON! This will be a NINE PART series, and spoilers abound! If you haven't seen the show yet and don't want to be spoiled, watch it before listening! In this episode, we discuss the world, the symbolism, the characters, and then delve into the first half of the pilot episode! Wife, mother, geek, corporate queer, and cat herder Samantha Cuddy joins us to discuss how seeing (and feeling like) yourself for the first time makes you a better person! Oh, and cats don't go to first grade.

    Episode download: TTT036.mp3

    SAMANTHA CUDDY
    Mastodon: @Reborn_Cat_Mom@chaosfem.tw

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix-ebook/dp/B0C2MPVH9C/
    The Trans Allegory of Real Genius, The Trans Allegory of The Little Mermaid's "Part of Your World", The Trans Allegory of The Twilight Zone's "Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room", Gender Dysphoria, Interview with Maya Deane author of "Wrath Goddess Sing", Cis Grief, Trans Kids and the Intake Exam, Trans Rage, Bodily Autonomy (and my tattoo)

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    The Entertainment Community Fund to support striking writers, actors, and affected crew - https://entertainmentcommunity.org/

    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: September 19, 2023

    Run Time: 27:20
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    Proactive Allyship (be an accomplice)

    Episode Number: 35

    A whole lot of people like to think of themselves as trans allies, but the second they have to do something that makes them uncomfortable their allyship evaporates. And that's NOT allyship. What we need are accomplices who are proactive in trans rights and liberation, so let's talk about what that looks like... along with the WGA strike! (they're related, trust me.) Professor and writer of Stained Glass Woman Zoe Ann Wendler (Doc Impossible) returns to discuss unreal reflections and how she wants you to fail as hard as you can! I want a slumber party!

    Episode download: TTT035.mp3

    ZOE ANN WENDLER
    Mastodon: @Impossible_PhD@hachyderm.io
    Reddit: Impossible_PhD
    Stained Glass Woman: https://stainedglasswoman.substack.com

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Performative Allyship, False Allyship, What Real Cis Acceptance Looks Like, No Escape 2: Some Escape, The Intentional Trans Allegories of The Matrix, Trans Representation in Media 2022, Cis is Not a Slur, Interview with Shakina

    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: September 12, 2023

    Run Time: 29:47
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    Misgendering and Passing

    Episode Number: 34

    Attention assorted troublemakers and foolish mortals! This week's topic is actually two topics that are intrinsically related, both easy to understand but sometimes difficult to talk about. "Sir" and "miss" can be heavily loaded words, in ways both good and bad. But whenever misgendering happens, remember it's about the people misgendering you and not about YOU. Professor and writer of Stained Glass Woman Zoe Ann Wendler (Doc Impossible) joins us to discuss panopticons, how trans people are always observed, and sticky guesses! Aye Captain? Yes Chef!

    Episode download: TTT034.mp3

    ZOE ANN WENDLER
    Mastodon: @Impossible_PhD@hachyderm.io
    Reddit: Impossible_PhD
    Stained Glass Woman: https://stainedglasswoman.substack.com

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans Rep in Media in 2022, Implicit Queerphobia, Confidence, Trans People Are Human Beings (stop staring at us), Chasers and the Fetishization of Trans Women, Internalized Transphobia, The Constant Fight, The Past and Why it Haunts Us

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Getting (Mis)Gendered: The science behind getting Sir'd, Miss'd, and why things go wrong - https://stainedglasswoman.substack.com/p/getting-misgendered

    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: September 5, 2023

    Run Time: 32:26
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    Finding Our Trans Style

    Episode Number: 33

    When you spend your whole pre-transition life stuck in clothes you hate that make you feel awful, it can be overwhelming and difficult to figure out exactly what it is you want to wear, and what you actually like. Screenwriter Max Luque returns us to discuss how he's not a supporter of the long-shorts movement and how validation and self-worth comes from within!

    Episode download: TTT033.mp3

    MAX LUQUE
    Insta: @max.luque

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Heavily Gendered Clothes and Trans People, Sexuality is Not Gender, HRT, Tucking and Binding, Trans Freedom (and underwear), Three Year Retrospective, Privilege (time and money), Confidence, The False Dichotomy

    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: August 29, 2023

    Run Time: 33:48
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    Privilege (time and money)

    Episode Number: 32

    Transitioning takes self-reflection, and courage, and self love... but it also takes time, and money, and often a lot of both. That's a privilege not a lot of trans people have, and we're gonna talk about how that can complicate things. Screenwriter Max Luque joins us to discuss new jeans, and how things are weird and uncomfortable all the time.

    Episode download: TTT032.mp3

    MAX LUQUE
    Insta: @max.luque

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    The Erasure of Trans Men, Trans Intersectionality, What Real Cis Acceptance Looks Like, Body Hacking, Three Year Retrospective, HRT, Voice, Voice 2, Anecdotal Trans Healthcare, Expansion (the future of Trans Tuesdays), Gender Dysphoria

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    LGBT Poverty in the United States - https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/publications/lgbt-poverty-us/
    Trans GoFundMes - https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=homepage_norma/search&term=transgender

    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: August 22, 2023

    Run Time: 31:12
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    Confidence

    Episode Number: 31

    When your every waking moment is dysphoric, being seen can make things so much worse. So we find ways to make ourselves smaller, to go unnoticed... until we transition and maybe everything changes. Artist and activist Leo Wright returns to discuss doing drag while trans, trans trenders, and mind-flipping. Are you jealous of my eyelashes? You should be! 

    Episode download: TTT031.mp3

    LEO WRIGHT
    Insta: @leonardodavagrant

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans Intersectionality, Into the Unknown (aka What is Happening aka A Whole New World), The Intentional Trans Allegories of The Matrix, Gender Dysphoria, Freeing Up My Brain (aka Lunch with Tilly), That Old Dysphoric Feeling (transphobia is always with us), The Signs Were Always There

    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: August 15, 2023

    Run Time: 36:15
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    Cis is Not a Slur

    Episode Number: 30

    There are some people out there (dunderheads, let's say) who believe "cis" is a slur and not just an accurate descriptor. They're entirely wrong, and not only do I have the proof, I know exactly why their undies are in a wad over it. The answer may not surprise you! Artist and activist Leo Wright joins us to discuss gender attachments and social upheaval! Card-carrying queers, boxes being no good, sea lioning, the motte and bailey fallacy... we've got it all.

    Episode download: TTT030.mp3

    LEO WRIGHT
    Insta: @leonardodavagrant

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    T*RFs

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    The transphobic war on the word "cis" goes back an entire decade - https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/transphobic-war-cis-elon-musk-j-k-rowling-jordan-peterson-1234780337/
    I coined the word "cisgender" 29 years ago. Here's what this controversial word really means - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-cisgender-means-transgender_n_63e13ee0e4b01e9288730415
    Has the term "straight white male" really become an insult? - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/22/has-straight-white-male-become-an-insult-slur
     

    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

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix-ebook/dp/B0C2MPVH9C/

    Release Date: August 8, 2023

    Run Time: 24:35
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    Three Year Retrospective

    Episode Number: 29

    It's time for my three years out as trans and three years on hormone replacement therapy check-in! We're gonna talk about what went right, what went wrong, and where things are at on this long journey to the true me. Marketing and communications executive Caitlin Carroll returns to discuss Batman night lights, how Arcee is trans, and how it's okay to perceive me now!

    Episode download: TTT029.mp3

    CAITLIN CARROLL
    Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlincarroll48/

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Good Representation (Cyberpunk 2077), One Year Retrospective, Two Year Retrospective, HRT (and patience), Gender Dysphoria, Transition Setbacks, Transitioning During a Pandemic, Anecdotal Trans Healthcare, Body Hair, Photos, Photos 2 (the selfie apocalypse), Performative Allyship, Body Hacking, Hair, Hair 2 (first haircut), Trans People in Sports, Bodily Autonomy (my tattoo), Confidence, Into the Unknown (aka what is happening aka a whole new world), Voice, Voice 2 (hearing the true you), The Intentional Trans Allegories of The Matrix (and my book)

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.amazon.com/Begin-Transmission-trans-allegories-Matrix-ebook/dp/B0C2MPVH9C/

    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: July 18, 2023

    Run Time: 34:32
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    Transition Setbacks

    Episode Number: 28

    The beginning of this year was really rough for me. Nothing in life is a straight line of forward progress forever, so why would transition be? But when it feels like your identity is being stripped away, it can be so difficult to deal with. Marketing and communications executive Caitlin Carroll joins us to discuss the emboldening of bigotry, MMA fighting, and becoming our own endocrinologists!

    Episode download: TTT028.mp3

    CAITLIN CARROLL
    Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlincarroll48/

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Body Hacking, Anecdotal Trans Healthcare, Body Hair
     

    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: July 11, 2023

    Run Time: 31:48
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    Compliments

    Episode Number: 27

    Compliments! Receiving them pre-transition can be anxiety-inducing, but after transition? Maybe that's changed. And when the way society perceives you changes, you might also be opened up to a new world of being to compliment others. YouTuber Alexis Soucie/TransCinderella returns to discuss melting Legos, the "trans lady in denial uniform," and how the general public really doesn't hate trans people. Try gay today!

    Episode download: TTT027.mp3

    ALEXIS SOUCIE
    Twitter: @transcinderella
    Insta: @transcinderella
    Website: transcinderella.com

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Sexuality is Not Gender, The Signs Were Always There (that we're trans), Confidence, Into the Unknown (aka What is Happening aka A Whole New World), What Real Cis Acceptance Looks Like
     

    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: July 4, 2023

    Run Time: 35:47
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    The Matrix and its Trans Allegories

    Episode Number: 26

    You've heard me mention it several times, and now I'm gonna mention it a whole lot more! My book, BEGIN TRANSMISSION: THE TRANS ALLEGORIES OF THE MATRIX is out today! So let's talk a little bit about it, and why I wrote it, and why seeing and understanding these allegories is so vital for trans people and our cis allies. Free your mind.

    Episode download: TTT026.mp3
     

    You can purchase or order the book anywhere books are sold, in hardcover, paperback, or digital! Audiobook on the way!

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/begin-transmission-tilly-bridges/1143193217
     

    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: June 27, 2023

    Run Time: 20:56
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    Trans Freedom (and Underwear)

    Episode Number: 25

    So often, trans life is restricted in so many ways. And when you live under those conditions, even the smallest things (like underwear?!) can be gateways to freedom. YouTuber Alexis Soucie/TransCinderella joins us to discuss content moderation, online harassment, and trans community support. And hey, "hell" is okay!

    Episode download: TTT025.mp3

    ALEXIS SOUCIE
    Twitter: @transcinderella
    Insta: @transcinderella
    Website: transcinderella.com

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Being a Trans Parent (Mother's Day), Heavily Gendered Clothes and Trans People, Tucking/Binding, Gender Dysphoria, Into the Unknown (aka What is Happening aka A Whole New World), Freeing Up My Brain (aka Lunch with Tilly), Body Hacking, Trans People Are Human Beings (Stop Staring at Us)
     

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Tuck Buddies Etsy store - https://www.etsy.com/shop/TuckBuddies
    Leo Lines Etsy store - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeoLines
     

    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: June 20, 2023

    Run Time: 38:28
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    Parents Who Will Never Know the Real You

    Episode Number: 24

    I'm flying solo for this topic that's really hard for me. It's something trans people who transition as adults, after one or more of their parents has passed, have to deal with and can't really ever reconcile. On top of that, there are some other very complicated issues I have to deal with concerning this topic. I cried while writing it, I cried while recording it. I hope it helps some of you out there not feel so alone.
     

    Episode download: TTT024.mp3

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    The Past and Why it Haunts Us, Being a Trans Parent aka Mother's Day, Legal Name and Gender Marker Change

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    The Color of Always, a LGBTQIA+ love anthology - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-color-of-always-brent-fisher/1142889042

    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: June 13, 2023

    Run Time: 16:51
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    Rainbow Capitalism

    Episode Number: 23

    Okay, fair warning, this is a big one. Because Rainbow Capitalism is bad and also complex, and we need to talk about why that is. And yeah, we're gonna talk about Target, and Dylan Mulvaney and Bud Light, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. If corporations want our sweet queer dollars, they need to start supporting us in tangible ways that matter. Writer and activist Felix Mack returns to discuss how doubts are normal and how to take up space as a man in a cautious way. Also you might not have known this, but trans people melt in the rain!

    Episode download: TTT023.mp3

    FELIX MACK
    Insta: @felixmackwrites

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans Politics, The Intentional Trans Allegory of The Matrix Resurrections

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/begin-transmission-tilly-bridges/1143193217
    TransCanWork - https://transcanwork.org/
    The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - https://www.ladragnuns.org
    Burger King Is Trolling Chick-fil-A This Pride, Despite Its Own Spotty LGBTQ+ Record - https://www.them.us/story/burger-king-trolls-chick-fil-a-pride-chking-chicken-sandwich
    Burger King employees protest after coworker dies - https://smdp.com/2020/07/10/burger-king-employees-protest-after-coworker-dies/
    Starbucks Threatens to Take Away Trans Rights at Stores That Unionize - https://www.them.us/story/starbucks-threatens-to-take-away-trans-rights-at-stores-that-unionize
    Starbucks Threatens Trans Benefits in Anti-Union Push - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-14/starbucks-threatens-trans-benefits-in-anti-union-push-staff-say#xj4y7vzkg
    N.J. bill has genital checks to guard against transgender athletes - https://www.politico.com/newsletters/new-jersey-playbook/2022/06/10/its-not-just-ohio-n-j-bill-has-genital-checks-to-guard-against-transgender-athletes-00038714
    These rainbow flag-waving corporations donated millions to anti-gay members of Congress - https://popular.info/p/these-rainbow-flag-waiving-corporations?s=r
    25 corporations marking Pride donated over $10m to anti-LGBTQ+ politicians - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/14/corporations-anti-lgbtq-politicians-donations-study
    A thread of corporations that plastered their social media accounts with rainbows for Pride Month - https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1535328935457828864
    15 brands giving back to the LGBTQ+ community - https://www.wsbradio.com/news/business/pride-month-2022-15/2LJ4ATVLFTQCY6O64RKGE5FELI/
    Ulta Beauty political donations on Open Secrets - https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/ulta-beauty/summary?id=D000069528
    Everything You Need to Know About the Bud Light and Dylan Mulvaney Fiasco - https://www.them.us/story/dylan-mulvaney-bud-light-drama-explained
    Anheuser-Busch political donations on Open Secrets - https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/anheuser-busch/summary?id=D000042510
    Target Pride backlash exposes 'rainbow capitalism' problem - https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/target-pride-backlash-exposes-rainbow-capitalism-problem-designer-says-2023-05-31/
    Target Corp political donations on Open Secrets (be sure to check the 2022 election cycle donations) - https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/target-corp/summary?id=D000000619
    Chick-fil-A’s many controversies, explained - https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/5/29/18644354/chick-fil-a-anti-gay-donations-homophobia-dan-cathy

    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: June 6, 2023

    Run Time: 47:15
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    Cis People Get Gender Affirming Healthcare Too

    Episode Number: 22

    Did you know that the gender affirming healthcare trans people get... is the exact same that cis people get? Cis people take hormones, and even have surgeries, that affirm their gender! Learn all about it, and the hypocrisy of it being fine for them and not for us. Writer and activist Felix Mack joins us to discuss "She's the Man" and the WGA writers strike trans takeover of Netflix! Watch out for crumbly bones!

    Episode download: TTT022.mp3

    FELIX MACK
    Insta: @felixmackwrites

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    The Intentional Trans Allegories of The Matrix, The Intentional (?) Trans Allegory of The Little Mermaid's "Part of Your World," The Intentional (?) Trans Allegory of The Twilight Zone's "Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room," The Intentional Trans Allegory of Real Genius, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Physical Representation and the Hollywood Ideal, Implicit Queerphobia, Internalized Transphobia, The False Dichotomy, Bodily Autonomy, Trans Rage

    REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/begin-transmission-tilly-bridges/1143193217
    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons Insights and Trends Report: Cosmetic Surgery 2022 - https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Trends/2022/trends-report-cosmetic-surgery-2022.pdf
    The 7 Biggest Plastic Surgery Trends of 2022 - https://www.allure.com/story/plastic-surgery-trends-2022
    Leg-lengthening surgery is gaining popularity among men seeking to be taller - https://www.nbcnews.com/health/mens-health/leg-lengthening-surgery-gains-popularity-men-seeking-taller-rcna79819
    Most state bans on gender-affirming care for trans youth still allow controversial intersex surgery - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/most-state-bans-on-gender-affirming-care-for-trans-youth-still-allow-controversial-intersex-surgery
     

    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 30, 2023

    Run Time: 36:13
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    Giving Yourself Permission to Explore Gender

    Episode Number: 21

    You don't jump right into the deep end when you're first learning how to swim, and you can treat exploring your gender the same way. Take subtle little baby steps and see how you feel, you never know where it might lead. The Duchess of Grant Park, writer, director, and actor Ava Davis joins us once again to discuss tiaras, reverse colonialism, and shouting literary facts at people on the street. You shall hereby address me only as The Duchess of Burbank.

    Episode download: TTT021.mp3

    AVA DAVIS
    Twitter: @the_ava_davis
    Insta: the_ava_davis / duchessofgrantpark
    The Duchess of Grant Park short film: watch.duchessofgrantpark.com (use "TFF2023" for 50% off!)
    The Waltz feature film: thewaltzmovie.com

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    Trans Courage, The False Dichotomy, The Intentional Trans Allegory of The Little Mermaid's "Part of Your World," The Fear of Embracing Your True Self, Body Hacking

    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 23, 2023

    Run Time: 42:51
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    Anecdotal Trans Healthcare

    Episode Number: 20

    Trans people are such a small part of the population that very few medical studies are done on us. As a result, our doctors are often ignorant or misinformed about our medical needs... and we end up learning more from each other and our own research than we do our healthcare providers. And that's MESSED UP. The Duchess of Grant Park, writer, director, and actor Ava Davis joins us to discuss tiny speeches, jelly beans, and finally feeling at home in your own body. Also: I'm a lot! And you can't surgery yourself, so please don't try.

    Episode download: TTT020.mp3

    AVA DAVIS
    Twitter: @the_ava_davis
    Insta: the_ava_davis / duchessofgrantpark
    The Duchess of Grant Park short film: watch.duchessofgrantpark.com (use "TFF2023" for 50% off!)
    The Waltz feature film: thewaltzmovie.com

    FURTHER READING
    (topics discussed with essays available at TillysTransTuesdays.com)
    No Escape (from my deadname and reminders I'm trans), No Escape 2: Some Escape (thanks to cis allyship), Discriminatory Bureaucracy, Complete Trans Healthcare (or lack thereof), Trans Kids and the Intake Exam, Patience (hormone replacement therapy), One Year Retrospective, Two Year Retrospective, Gender Euphoria

    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 16, 2023

    Run Time: 43:33

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