We are honored and grateful to be joined by the multi-talented, many-splendored Shakina Nayfack, who shares about her most recent show, Post-Op, and her deep commitment to community and care in art-making. We collectively address conundrums from listeners, including: what do you do when you want to cultivate a more compassionate point of view toward trans people, but it feels challenging to you? And what about when the people you want to have sex with are not ever the same people you want to have a relationship with? Plus nods to Hamilton, Wordsworth, Richard Bock, #allofwhoyouare, various ways of thinking about virginity, the importance of simultaneously holding celebration AND critique, and the beauty of chosen family.
And here’s Shakina sharing what is most important to her to communicate about sex and relationships:
And here’s a roundup of resources from the episode:
PEOPLE AND PLACES
READABLES (BOOKS, PLAYS, POEMS, PERSONAL NARRATIVES)
Transgender Today (New York Times series)