Michele presents a collection of spoken word audio works by author, activist, and storyteller Otter Lieffe, a trans woman living in Berlin. Her works discuss ageism, precarity, gender, trans lives, and intersecting oppressions affecting trans women. Michele also presents an excerpt of a 2017 interview they conducted with Otter at the time of the release of her first novel Margins and Murmurations.
Digital image by Julian Curico [Image shows: a digital painting from a photo of Otter. She stands with her right hand on her right hip and wears a teal, long-sleeved top and hoop earrings. On her left shoulder is a Hildebrant's Starling, to her right is Momo, the cat. Momo is grey with stripes and spots. The background is bright green and purple.]
Content/ trigger warning: Please be aware that this episode contains descriptions or discussions of transphobia, queerphobia, dysphoria, poverty, precarity, oppression, misogyny, violence against trans women, strong language, and sexual themes, that may be distressing to some listeners. If this episode raises questions or causes distress to you, contact Lifeline (13 11 14), Queerspace (03 9663 6733), or Switchboard Victoria (1800 184 527).