In Ya Face is probably the longest running queer radio show in Australia. The program explores gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, and feminist issues with interviews, music, and commentary. We speak with people engaged in stimulating and provocative projects in queer communities - whether it be activism, advocacy, the arts, their personal narratives, or anything else that grabs our attention. We give queer perspectives about current affairs, social issues, and politics; and we play eclectic tracks and love the quirk factor.
Presented by James McKenzie and Yvette Kean, and produced by Michele Vescio.
This show is created and produced on the stolen lands of Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded and a treaty was never signed.
Michele speaks with transfeminist, sex worker, activist, and author Otter Lieffe about their new novel 'Margins and Murmurations', a story about transfeminism, sex work, and time travel. We speak about speculative fiction, the struggle for trans femme equity, and the importance of holding space for trans and gender diverse persons. The interview was conducted earlier in July whilst Otter was in Berlin promoting her novel.
You can purchase a copy of 'Margins and Murmurations' via Otter's website.
Content warning: This interview segment contains strong language and deals with themes of mental illness/health and sexual references. If the content in the segment has raised questions or caused distress to you, please contact 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Lifeline (13 11 14).
Yvette and James speak with Jess Ison, a panel speaker at July’s Institute for Critical Animal Studies conference, a PhD candidate and tutor at Latrobe University, rescuer for the Coalition Against Duck Shooting, and an editor for the journal Writing From Below. We discussed the how intersectional feminism intersects with animal rights, sex work activism, and why feminist issues are linked to animal oppression.
You can listen to panel discussions and talks from the 2017 5th Oceania Conference for Critical Animal Studies via the Critical Animal Studies website.
Content warning: This interview segment contains references of a sexual nature. If the content in the segment has raised questions or caused distress to you, please contact 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Lifeline (13 11 14).