DPSN Vlog: Compassion

This month we chat to Julie, who runs a group called Drumbeat – a group for parents, caregivers and people who care for young people who are gender questioning.

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Vlog: Attitude

It’s attitude month on DPSN, and we chatted to Georgia from ITANZ and Intersex Youth Aotearoa, about changing attitudes towards intersex people

DPSN Vlog: Space

This month’s DPSN theme is Space, and who better to talk about space than Dr. JJ Eldridge – Astrophysicist and Non-binary person studying exploding binary stars in NZ.

They chat with us about exploding binary start, and exploding the myth of the gender binary. They explore how science, and the study of space, can create more space for gender and sex diversity and fluidity.

Let’s have some new gender stories please

When I was a kid, there were girls and boys, men and women. My sister was a bit of a tomboy (hardly surprising perhaps, given she had two older brothers). Truth be known, I was a bit of bit of a sissy (not as acceptable as my sister’s gender-non-stereotypical behaviour) but, apart from ‘big boys don’t cry’, I was never particularly shamed on account of it.

Vlog: Uniqueness and Commonality

This month is all about uniqueness and commonality – so we (I) spoke to Sam (also me…. yes, I talked to myself) about my experiences of difference and connection at high school, as a person who is queer and trans. I also do a shout out for the I’m Local Project and their givealittle campaign