Season 2, Episode 3: Trans Joy, in a Meadow, with Daffodils and a Ribeye
What does justice smell like? What does a liberated future taste like? Black trans queer artist, scholar, educator, and dreamer TK Morton (ze/zir) has a vision all mapped out and at the center of it all is joy. We chat about seeking daily joy, the importance of seeing trans folks with different body types, and visualizing trans joy using all the senses.
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Mentioned in this episode
To learn more about TK’s work around trans joy, check out https://www.tkmorton.com/ or find zir on TikTok and Instagram
Content creators mentioned in this episode:
Mercury Stardust aka Trans Handy Ma’am
August aka With Love, August
Resources and articles about Lia Thomas and trans athletes, referenced in this episode’s intro:
“Swimmer Lia Thomas becomes first known trans athlete to win Div1 national championship” ESPN article
“The Debate Over Swimmer Lia Thomas at the NCAA Championships” ESPN Daily podcast episode
TransAthlete.com: A resource and policy hub created by trans athlete Chris Mosier to create greater inclusion in athletics
About the podcast
Take the Last Bite is a podcast by the Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. It's a direct counter to the Midwest Nice mentality— highlighting advocacy and activism by queer/trans communities in the Midwest region. Through each episode, we're aiming to unearth the often disregarded and unacknowledged contributions of queer and trans folks to social change through interviews, casual conversations and reflections on Midwest queer time, space, and place.