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How Small Businesses are Critical to Community

 

Laura Clise, the Founder and CEO of Intentionalist, describes why moving away from a transactional  economy to a relational economy is so important for the health of our communities.  Intentionalist is an online directory and guide promoting businesses owned by black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ, veteran and differently-abled  communities.

 

 

Intentional Shopping

It’s shopping season, and this time of year is critical for small businesses and their families to survive. Laura Clise is the Founder and CEO of Intentionalist, an online directory and guide to small businesses and the diverse people behind them.   This series highlights how small and diverse businesses are critical to a community, and how to be intentional in where we spend money in our community.

Producer: Yuko Kodama

Image: Intentionalist

 

LGBTQ Immigration Detention in Washington State

As of January 28th, Washington’s Northwest Detention Center is intentionally housing LGBTQ detainees. Monserrat Padilla Co-Director of the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) describes the efforts to protect this population of immigrants.

Producer: Yuko Kodama

Photo: torbakhopper

Body Dysmorphia Disorder and the Gay Community

Body dysmorphia is an obsessive preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in one’s appearance.  Body dysmorphia disorder has particularly deep impacts on the gay community.  KBCS’s Devin Williams interviews Dr. Brad Lichtenstein, the chair of the Department of Homeopathy at Bastyr University’s School of Naturopathic Medicine and founder of The Breath Space

Public Schools: the LGBTQ Community, and Communities of Color

Next up on the KBCS 2016 Election series, we have a conversation brought to us by KBCS Guest Producer Ijeoma Oluo. She spoke with Jessie Hagopian, Garfield high school teacher-educator and IAmAnEducator.com blogger, and Sarah Mayes, a transgender parent who transitioned while her two children attended the public schools. They discussed the experiences of the LGBTQ communities and Communities of Color within the public education system.

The KBCS 2016 Election Series was produced by Ruth Bly, Jennie Cecil Moore, and Angie Voyles Askham.

Transgender Experience

Caitlyn Jenner hit the cover of Vanity Fair with flair, inspiring public discussion on her journey in gender transition. KBCS highlights some of our local transgender community’s  day to day challenges in healthcare, public safety, and navigating our streets in this five-part series.

Episode 1 -Marlo Mack  is a mother of a transgender daughter and blogger.  Lisa Love is a Seattle Public School District Health Educator.

Episode 2 – Ro Yoon is a Fred Hutchinson community educator for the HIV vaccine trials unit.

Episode 3 – Dannielle Askini is the Executive Director of the Gender Justice League.  Elayne Wylie is the Producer of TransPride Seattle.

Episode 4 – Lizzi Duff is a local transgender woman.  Also in the segment was Gender Justice League Executive Director, Danielle Askini.

Episode 5 – Jessica Udischas is a local cartoonist of the Manic Pixie Nightmare Girls series.

 

Image: Manic Pixie Nightmare Girls Image by Jessica Udischas

Music: Rushus – ‘Magic Of Fog’

Producers: Ruth Bly and Yuko Kodama

Queer People Of Color

Theryn Kigvamasudvashti interviews two members of the Queer People of Color Liberation Project, Jen Bowman and Darius Morrison, about their life experience as queer and transgender, navigating the intersectionalities of race and LGBTQ identity.