Blog & Podcast

Blog & Podcast

Our guest for this podcast is Ma-Nee Chacaby, a lesbian, two-spirit, Ojibwa-Cree elder from Ontario. We will be discussing her new memoir “A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder,” her LGBT activism, coming into a full understanding of sexual identity, and her involvement in oral teaching how we can preserve oral teaching.

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. Our first guest is the inimitable Elise Chenier, director of the archives and professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality in twentieth century Canada and the United States.

Long before the Riot Grrls were the Rebel Dykes, a collection of queer, anarchist punks living in and around the London area. The Rebel Dykes created their own world that focussed on sex positivity, trans-inclusivity, and powerful feminism. The community's story is now being made into a full-length documentary feature film and we spoke with producer Siobhan Fahey about the Rebel Dykes journey.