Season 2, Episode 6: Taking Care of the Electrified Meat We Inhabit
We take a bite out of queer and trans affirming healthcare with Asher Wickell (they/he), a family and marriage therapist based in Wichita, KS. We get philosophical in our exploration of what healing looks like in the face of perpetual harm, how the pandemic has unearthed realizations about the flaws in our healthcare systems, and what a future of affirming care could look like when the current system becomes obsolete.
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Additional resources and references
The Care We Dream Of by Zena Sharman. Through a series of essays, this book offers possibilities for more liberatory and transformative approaches to LGBTQ+ health and healing.
“Can therapy solve racism?” A recent episode on the NPR podcast Code Switch exploring if therapy is a useful tool for addressing the impacts of anti-Blackness.
"The Nonlinearity of Healing with Spenta Kandawalla." A recent episode of the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute's Emergent Strategy podcast about centering our material well-being in movement work.
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.