Season 3, Episode 7: You Are Not a Student Loan
We take a bite out of student loan debt cancellation with Juan Ramiro Sarmiento (he/him), press secretary of Young Invincibles. We examine the history of higher education becoming less affordable, the emergence of student loan debt cancellation as a political platform, and upcoming legal battle over federal loan forgiveness.
View the transcript for this episode.
Additional resources and references
Getting Through the Holidays: Suggestions for LGBTQ+ Folks – a list compiled by the Midwest Institute for Sexuality & Gender Diversity
Young Invincibles – elevating the voices of young Americans
Debt Collective– a union of debtors
COVID-19 and Students in Higher Education – using data collected in the Access to Higher Education Survey, researchers from the Williams Institute in collaboration with the Point Foundation examine the experiences of LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ students during the COVID-19 pandemic
What is mutual aid? – this article interview of Dean Space provides an overview of mutual aid as a community-care practice
“Diagnosis: Debt” – a reporting partnership between KHN and NPR exploring the scale, impact, and causes of medical debt in America.
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.