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April 14, 2017 @ 1:53 am

Is Faith Happier after Starting Transition?

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Does transition make transgender people happier? What's it like to spend your whole life dreaming of something, planning for it, wishing for it, only to have it actually happen? In this episode, cis woman Kath asks transgender woman Faith if she's happier after starting to transition? Is life all good now? Do you still feel dysphoria? Plus we go over common transgender "bingos," those annoying responses and questions transgender people hear far too often. 

Faith's novel "The Homebody's Guide to Falling in Like."
Gender Rebels episode on Shapewear 
Blake Lively's famous bandage dress.

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April 7, 2017 @ 2:15 am

ID Trouble and Coming Out to Kath’s Parents

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ID cards and coming out can be super stressful for trans people. In this episode Kath and Faith discuss how people who are only part time, or who are in the process of tranitioning, deal with drivers' licenses, passports and other identification that doesn't match their gender presentation. In the second part of this episode, Faith shares her worries, fears and hopes for the tricky and troubling issue of one day coming out to Kath's parents and extended family. 

The TSA's guide for Transgender Passengers
The Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum. 

Faith's own recollections of this feeling and how she dealt with it. 

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March 31, 2017 @ 1:32 am

Waxing and Waning Dysphoria

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Is it normal for gender dysphoria to dim and grow from time to time? In this episode we answer a question from listener Jaylah who asks if it's normal to have strong gender dysphoria for a time when other times you don't feel dysphoric at all. Do other transgender people feel okay in their birth gender sometimes and super unhappy other times? 

Faith's own recollections of this feeling and how she dealt with it. 

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March 24, 2017 @ 1:48 am

Are We SJWs, Clocking and Past Tense Transies

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 What does it mean to be a social justice warrior? Gender Rebels Kath and Faith (in this episode from the archives) discuss what it means to be a social justice warrior and why some people are bothered by this. In the second part of this episode we discuss what it means when a transgender person is "clocked" and how that feels. Lastly, we talk about what pronouns to use to describe a transgender person in the past tense, back before they transitioned. 

Anita Sarkeesian's Wikipedia page and the page on Gamergate.
Folding Ideas Youtube video about Gamergate

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March 16, 2017 @ 3:03 pm

Coming Out Transgender on Active Duty

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What's it like coming out transgender while on active duty in the military? The US Military tends to be a conservative place where traditional gender roles are the norm, where comformity is required and where the rights LGBT service members have been a decades-long political hotspot. In this episode, the Gender Rebels talk with Elizabeth about her time in the US Navy, about coming out transgender while serving in the armed forced and about her experiences, service and transition. 

 National Center for Transgender Equality's resources for military & veterans
Gender therapist Lisa Barrow in NC

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March 10, 2017 @ 3:36 am

Why is it Awesome to be Transgender?

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Beatboxing skills are just the beginning.  In this episode of Gender Rebels we answer another question from our favorite listener @JenDurbent (FYI if you'd like to be our favorite just send us lots of questions like Jen did). She asks "Why is it awesome to be trans?" Yep, it's easy to get sad about this world, so on this episide we explore all the things that make being transgender a blast. 

Here's the book we mentioned- "How to Pass as Human."
And check out the Lorde song "Bravado," for when you come out to HR.
Faith's essay on privilage. 

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March 2, 2017 @ 3:55 pm

How to Trans in a Red State

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Yes, "trans" is a verb. In this episode, cis girl Kath asks transgender girl Faith to answer listener @JenDurbent who asks "Do you have any advice for transgender people living in Red States?" How can transgender people cope and thrive in America's Red States? These are the places where transgender people face a great deal of discrimination, harrassement, and threats of violence. 

Find Your State Legislators 

Still think your Red State legislators aren't interested in you?  Check our our friends Micah and Genevive at The Bomb Shelter.  In this episode they sit down with Alabama State Representative Patricia Todd to learn more about Alabama government, how she was elected as the first openly gay woman, and the upcoming bill that could target trans people in Alabama.


GLAAD's Transgender Resources Page
Advocate article Why Red State Queers are the New Frontier.
The American Prospect article Trans in the Red States.
Reddit's /r/TransSupport, /r/MtF, and /r/AskReddit

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February 24, 2017 @ 3:00 am

Sexist Language & How Do I Know if I’m Transgender?

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"Grow a pair." "Man up." "Way to go, LADIES."  In this episode cis girl Kath asks transgender girl Faith discuss how sexist langague seems to permeate our culture. We also discuss the normal process of questioning, self-doubt and confusion that many transpeople go through as they decide to transition or not. 

And if you want to order your own custom "I hope your day sucks. I hope your day treats you like someone who's willing to put their mouth on your genitals to make you feel good. And I hope you are tough enough to take the kind of pounding vaginas can take" then check out this etsy page. They'll make one for you. 

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February 17, 2017 @ 3:37 am

Shapewear

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Luscious curves for everyone! In this episode cis girl Kath asks transgender girl Faith about how some transgender women and crossdressers manage to look to so feminine? We discuss breast forms, corsets, hip pads, butt pads and more. 

Check out Faith's how-to blog post about shapewear. 
Faith's Rey costume from Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
Hip and butt pad tutorial from YouTube user petrilude. 
 

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Faith's blog post about the Women's March. 

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February 9, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

Transface

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Cismen in dresses are a problem. The Gender Rebels Kath and Faith discuss the the number of transgender characters in TV and movies that are played by cis actors. Why is it that casting directors so rarely cast actual transgender actors in these roles? 

Link to Her Story with Jen Richards

Link to Elementary and their trans character.
 
link to The Switch

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Faith's blog post about the Women's March. 

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The Gender Rebels is a weekly question-and-answer podcast that explores life outside the binary; crossdressing, transgender topics, queer life and anything else that helps break down the gender binary. It's hosted by Faith, a transgender woman in Brooklyn, and her cis female partner Kath. You might also hear a bark or two in the background from our cis dog Rocket. To ask us a question or share a thought emails us at questions@genderrebels.com