The majority of American youth age 13-20 don't identify as completely straight, and most know someone who uses a gender neutral pronoun, according to a recent study. On our Pride month podcast, high school students dive into what it means to be young and queer in Seattle.
This podcast contains explicit language. A bleeped version is available below.
- Violet Seboulisa talks about using poetry as a form to express her intersecting identities as a black, queer woman. She will be representing Seattle at the 2016 national youth poetry competition Brave New Voices.
- Youthspeaks poet Galaxy Marshall shares her poem "How To Be A Teen Villain In Seven Easy Steps."
- Mimansa Dogra goes inside Interlake High School's Queer-Straight Alliance, where they have discussions on the importance of "living out" vs. "coming out."
- Host Azeb Tuji interviews her friend Mylina Baez about living beyond gender.