I’ve been thinking about community and revolution. In the wake of the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, I’ve seen a lot of energy and activation around reproductive rights and healthcare access, but these are not new fights. If those of us who are less practiced in the fight for body sovereignty can come to the table ready to help instead of trying to build something new on our own, we will all be safer and more effective. By “us,” I primarily mean my fellow white women. We are not the protagonists of this movement. People have been building and operating networks and resources for abortion access for a long time, and our energy is best spent supporting these existing efforts in any way we can. When things are scary, when danger is present, we must find each other. Community over everything.
In last week’s episode, we talked about choosing queerness and radical agency. We also talked about technology for a while, so be prepared for an early tangent about Christina’s fraught relationship with anything digital.
We’re working on an episode about compulsory heterosexuality. If you have any thoughts about or experiences with compulsory heterosexuality, send us a message! We’d love for you to be part of the conversation.
This week, we were guests on the show 2 Cents Critic! Our episode discussing The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers is available now. It pairs well with last week’s discussion about choosing queerness.
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