Feb 27, 2020 • 22M

Why Cis, Straight People should care about Queer Stories

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Charlie Dorsett (they/she)
Welcome to Project: Shadow, a captivating podcast hosted by C E Dorsett, a nonbinary science fiction and fantasy writer. In this unique audio experience, Charlie takes you on a journey through personal essays that delve into the realms of life, writing, and media, weaving together threads of thought and imagination. Drawing inspiration from Metamodern philosophy, Project: Shadow embraces the complexity and contradictions of the modern world while exploring the intersections of identity, creativity, and the power of storytelling. Charlie's insightful reflections invite listeners to question conventional narratives and explore the myriad possibilities that lie beyond the surface. Each episode of Project: Shadow is a thought-provoking exploration, where Charlie examines the profound impact of media on our lives, offering fresh perspectives and unpacking the deeper meanings within our favorite books, movies, and TV shows. From the farthest reaches of science fiction to the enchanted realms of fantasy, Charlie guides you through the landscapes of the imagination, illuminating the transformative power of storytelling along the way. By sharing personal experiences and reflections, Charlie creates a warm and inclusive space for listeners to reflect on their own life and creative pursuits. Whether you're a writer seeking inspiration, a media enthusiast eager to engage in meaningful discussions, or simply a curious soul yearning for a fresh perspective, Project: Shadow is the perfect podcast for you. So, join C E Dorsett on this thought-provoking journey. Embrace the interplay of light and dark, the blending of the real and the imagined, as you embark on Project: Shadow. It's time to discover the untold stories, unlock the hidden potentials within ourselves, and reimagine the world in all its infinite possibilities. Tune in and let the adventure begin.
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Queer people and characters have had to do something that most cis, heterosexual people haven’t, questioned who they are and why they are who they are. This isn’t a knock against cis, heterosexual people, it is just a fact that when you are the same as the default presentation of people in your society, you don’t have to ask yourself any deep questions about your identity. While not all LGBTQIA+ stories are about this kind of soul searching, this aspect of the character’s background will affect who they are, how they act and interact with others, and the decisions they make. It is also important for people to learn to see themselves in the lives of people different from them. Let’s discuss on today’s Project: Shadow. If you want to support the work that I do, you can join the project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedorsett YouTube Channel= https://www.youtube.com/user/cedorsett/ Site: https://www.projectshadow.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedorsett Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectshadowsite/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/projectshadow/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/projectshadow/support