The Lesbian Testimony Podcast - Episode 8

The Lesbian Testimony Podcast - Episode 8

The Lesbian Testimony Podcast is a project born out of the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony to encourage greater engagement with lesbian oral records. Each week host Callie Hitchcock will talk to a donor of the archive about one of their submissions or talk to an oral historian involved in lesbian oral testimony.

 

“We didn’t want to go up there to save anybody or tell anybody how they should think about identity of sexuality or family structure. We just wanted to let people speak and ideally what we can provide is to get that story and those voices out there." - Mark Kenneth Woods

For episode 8 we spoke to Mark Kenneth Woods about his documentary "Two Soft Things Two Hard Things" about the queer histories and realities of Inuit people in Nunavut. We discuss ethical considerations approaching this kind of oral history work, colonization’s effect on historial identities, and the rising queer youth generation.