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Travis Alabanza

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Lisa McGrillis, Travis Alabanza, Emma Moran, Joe Thomas, Rozi Plain, Jaz Delorean, Emma Freud, Clive Anderson

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson and Emma Freud are joined by Lisa McGrillis, Travis Alabanza, Joe Thomas and Emma Moran for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Rozi Plain and Jaz Delorean.


21 Jan 2023

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020 Travis Alabanza: Beyond the Gender Binary

Tender Buttons

In this episode, we chat to the award-winning writer, performer and theatre-maker Travis Alabanza about their non-fiction book on trans and non-binary identity, None of the Above. We discuss what it means to write anti-memoir, in relation to making work from a working-class, gender non-conforming perspective. We chat about what it means to claim your own narrative and how to write a theoretical text that is accessible outside of academia, as well as the necessity of artists' engagement with the communites around them. We talk about the process of moving from stage to page and the radical power of performance to create a temporary space where rules are suspended, giving us a glimmer of freedom. References Burgerz by Travis Alabanza None of the Above by Travis Alabanza  The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye  As always, visit Storysmith for 10% discount on Travis' work.


26 Sep 2022

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Thriving in the Non-Binary with Travis Alabanza

I Weigh with Jameela Jamil

Author and activist Travis Alabanza joins Jameela this week to discuss their jarring experience with the British press, their journey with gender and considering transitioning, the intersection of class and gender politics, the different ways respect can look, Travis' advice for raising a child as they are, and more.  Check out Travis's new book - None of the Above: Reflections of Life Beyond the BinaryYou can follow Travis on Instagram and Twitter @travisalabanza You can find transcripts for this episode here: https://www.earwolf.com/show/i-weigh-with-jameela-jamil/I Weigh has amazing merch - check it out at podswag.com Jameela is on Instagram and Twitter @JameelaJamil And make sure to check out I Weigh's Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more! 


26 Aug 2022

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Travis Alabanza asks us what we are sacrificing for gender

Mixed Up

The one where trans is always punk Emma and Nicole speak with Travis Alabanza - fashion icon, award-winning performance artist, and author of None of the Above: Life Beyond the Binary. Travis is one of the most prominent voices in the LGBTQIA+ space in the UK and their work has garnered international recognition over the years. They spoke about the freedom in being trans, the state’s consistent control over our bodies, growing up in a large mixed and multicultural family and how passing is always conditional.  Preorder our book The Half Of It: https://amzn.to/3rDq1qo Our website: https://www.mixedup.co.uk/ Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mixeduppodcast Our Instagram: https://instagram.com/mixedup.podcast Travis’ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travisalabanza/ None Of The Above: https://amzn.to/3zYawyR Culture mix: Home Grown article: https://homegrown.co.in/article/802031/a-look-at-indias-drag-culture-6-flawless-queens-tell-us-their-stories Kim Saira: https://www.instagram.com/kimsaira/ 

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17 Aug 2022

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Culture Club Special: Travis Alabanza, None Of The Above

Homo Sapiens

Now then, Homo Sapiens is not a dating show. BUT that doesn’t stop you lot, because it turns out that when award winning writer and playwright Travis Alabanza came on the podcast last time and mentioned they were single, lots of you slid right on into their DM’s, offering to take them up town on a date!! Which means I finally feel like Cilla Black hosting Blind Date and I love it. SO after a good catch up about dating indie boys with guitars, Travis told us all about their brilliant new book ‘None of the Above: Reflections on Life Beyond the Binary’ and it’s a fascinating chat. Click play and enjoy. x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


8 Aug 2022

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Emer Reynolds, Travis Alabanza, Mark Borkowski, George Fouracres, St Paul & the Broken Bones, Comorian, Athena Kugblenu

Loose Ends

Anneka Rice and Athena Kugblenu are joined by Emer Reynolds, Travis Alabanza, Mark Borkowski and George Fouracres for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from St Paul & the Broken Bones and Comorian.


31 Jul 2022

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Travis Alabanza – None of the Above

Busy Being Black

My admiration of Travis Alabanza runs deep. They were one of the first people to say yes to me and Busy Being Black at a time of tremendous uncertainty for me, and our 2018 conversation remains a firm favourite with listeners. The wisdom and insights Travis shared on art, gender, race and self-awareness are as relevant and salient today as then. I find them refreshing, not least for the ways they engage with the spectacle of curiosity that confronts them and trans folks daily. Travis reproaches with sass, or critique or silence: a questioning back that asks, ultimately, whether the rest of us know the role we play in the ongoing hostilities facing trans people. But Travis’ work is not only, always or forever work about their experience as a trans person in a transphobic world, nor do they create to explain; which is perhaps most beautifully expressed in a statement made to Travis by writer and friend Kuchenga: "This is for us, baby, not for them." At the heart of Travis’ new book, None of the Above, is a call to keep questioning who we are when no one is watching. None of the Above is available to pre-order from Gays the Word, the UK's oldest LGBTQ bookshop.This conversation was recorded live at Shoreditch House in East London in May 2022, in front of an audience of friends, family and Busy Being Black listeners. A special thank you to Khaleel Johnson at Soho House, and to Matt Noades and his team at Anvil Audio.About Busy Being BlackBusy Being Black is the podcast exploring how we live in the fullness of our queer Black lives. Thank you to our partners: UK Black Pride, BlackOut UK, The Tenth, Schools Out and to you the listeners. Remember this, your support doesn’t cost any money: retweets, ratings, reviews and shares all help so please keep the support coming. Thank you to our funding partner, myGwork – the LGBT+ business community.Thank you to Lazarus Lynch – a queer Black musician and culinary extraordinaire based in New York City – for the triumphant and ancestral Busy Being Black theme music. The Busy Being Black theme music was mixed and mastered by Joshua Pleeter.Busy Being Black’s artwork was photographed by queer Black photographer and filmmaker Dwayne Black.Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram #busybeingblackBusy Being Black listeners have an exclusive discount at Pluto Press. Enter BUSY50 at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


11 Jun 2022

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Episode 30 - Travis Alabanza - Burn It Down

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Stratford East has commissioned 6 writers to create urgent, political short plays in a new series called BURN IT DOWN. We'll be interviewing the 12 writers and directors in the series. In this episode, we spoke to Travis Alabanza about their play I'm tired of waiting, someone pass me the duct tape.


3 May 2022

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Shon Faye & Travis Alabanza

Coming Out Chats

This is Coming Out Chats! The podcast where our guests open up to each other about their coming out journeys.This week, we’re joined by author Shon Faye and playwright Travis Alabanza.In this episode, Shon and Travis talk about growing up in Bristol, their experiences at school, coming out online vs IRL, the pros and cons of labels, and how the existence of trans people enriches the world. Listen to ‘Coming Out Chats’ on Global Player and everywhere you find your podcasts.


14 Oct 2021

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275. Fighting for Hope with Bridget Christie and guests Travis Alabanza, Holly Harrison-Mullane and She Drew the Gun

The Guilty Feminist

The Guilty Feminist presented by Deborah Frances-White and Bridget ChristieEpisode 275: Fighting for Hope with special guests Travis Alabanza and Holly Harrison-Mullane with music from She Drew The GunRecorded 11 September at The Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Released 11 October 2021.Photos by Callum Baker https://callumbakerphoto.comThe Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon.Vote for us in the National Comedy Awards http://www.thenationalcomedyawards.comMore about Deborah Frances-Whitehttp://deborahfrances-white.comhttps://twitter.com/DeborahFWMore about Bridget Christiehttps://twitter.com/bridgetchristiehttps://www.bridgetchristie.co.ukMore about our guestshttps://twitter.com/travisalabanzahttp://travisalabanza.co.ukhttps://www.amnesty.org.ukhttps://twitter.com/shedrewthegunhttps://shedrewthegun.comFor more information about this and other episodes…visit www.guiltyfeminist.comtweet us www.twitter.com/guiltfempodlike our Facebook page www.facebook.com/guiltyfeministcheck out our Instagram www.instagram.com/theguiltyfeministor join our mailing list www.eepurl.com/bRfSPTCome to a live recordingMothers of the Revolution. Wednesday 20 October, 7:00pm. Buy tickets now.Kings Place. Monday 25 October, 7:30pm. Buy tickets now.Kings Place. Thursday 4 November. 7:30pm. Buy tickets now.Thank you to our amazing Patreon supporters.To support the podcast yourself, go to https://www.patreon.com/guiltyfeminist Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 32mins

11 Oct 2021