Season 2, Episode 8: I Guess I’ll Vote *shrug*
We take a bite out of progressive voter guides with Stephanie Skora, author of the "Girl, I Guess Progressive Voter Guide" that provides public education to voters in Illinois’s Cook County. We chat about the hesitancy of leftists/progressives/radicals to participate in electoral politics, how voter guides can be used as an accountability tool for politicians, and how voting is one tool of many in our social change toolbox.
View the transcript for this episode.
Additional resources and references
One LGBTQ+ Indigenous TikTok user’s response to PrideOut video breaking down the misuse of the MMIW hand symbol by primarily white TikTok content creators
Starting learning more about the movement around Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Two Spirit people
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.