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Episode 2 – Normalize Unlearning

Bree (they/them) is a 20-something year old Black Queer non-binary nomad. In 2020, they cut their corporate strings to begin a life centered on having full autonomy of their time and purpose. Hottie, their renovated vintage RV, is now home to Bree and their two giant dogs. Aside from imagining a world without white supremacy, they fill their time with hiking, photography, writing and documenting their journey on the road. In this epsiode, Bree challenges cis-normative views of identity, the discomfort of unlearning, and what it means to be intentional when creating inclusive spaces. Listen till the end to hear their simplistic perspective on how to navigate pronouns like a human being.

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ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Bree (they/them) is a 20-something year old wanderer, wonderer and creator. They live in Hottie, their renovated vintage RV with their two giant dogs, and fill their time with hiking, photography, writing & imagining a world without white supremacy. 

Find the full episode transcript here: Episode 2 Transcript



SOCIALS 
Featured Guest: Bree @doesthiscountasvanlife
Host: Noami @irietoaurora
Co-host: Anaïs @anaismoniq
Podcast @nomadsattheintersections
Community @diversify.vanlife


QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE


JOURNALING PROMPTS EXPAND THE CONVERSATION

  1. How do you react when your beliefs and ideas are challenged?
  2. People from the LGBTQIA2S+ community are often required to Out themselves in society; even if it endangers them. In a world so obsessed with labels, describe yourself without yours.
  3. What changes can you make in your daily life to avoid being unintentionally exclusive?
  4. Has being nomadic made you more or less empathetic of other people’s experiences?

Join us each month for a live journaling sesh with our NATI Hosts on Instagram Live. Follow our Instagram @nomadsattheintersectionspod for announcements.


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🎵 S1E2 NATI 📻 — Bree🎵 


POINTS OF INTEREST

Podcast— How Billionaires Made Off Like Bandits Amid Global Pandemic, Recession 
https://open.spotify.com/episode/170B0XqlRlbvAYI69UNjdM?si=FMwrGUJ5QmK54hllo2Ah4w

IGTV— A Love Letter to Trans People
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CIOd_Fkne16/?igshid=hjokcd2map3o

Podcast— Bianca Devins & Trauma Porn Culture
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3wN8EP514HvbVpUB97Uoq2?si=4j2ymUnjSO-O7p4rENI4WQ

Blog article— I Cant Breathe
https://lifewithbree.co/i-cant-breathe/

YouTube— Hottie, the (not) Van Tour


MENTIONED IN PASSING
How Bree’s RV Got the Name “Hottie”
https://open.spotify.com/episode/60BvZtuZ5otu8OhoMvXong?si=LDZ_jdRjQnaYCsuSbOXCkg

“We see a lot of queer-phobia and it gets violent!” 
Vox article— Black Trans Women Beat Up by Dozens of Men
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/identities/2020/6/3/21279407/video-black-trans-woman-iyanna-dior-beaten

“Requiring people to Out themselves.” 
ACLU— Outing Youth
https://www.aclu.org/issues/lgbt-rights/lgbt-youth/outing

“Mis-gendering sucks a lot!” 
Instagram— International Pronouns Day 
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGoAjNLhvPh/?igshid=145jp0o1ft9s5


BREE’S BOOKSHELF
“Black Power— The Politics of Liberation in America”
by Kwame Ture & Charles V. Hamilton
https://mygaryislike.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/black-power-kwame-ture-and-charles-hamilton.pdf

“Are Prisons Obsolete?”
by Angela Y. Davis
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/angela-y-davis-are-prisons-obsolete.pdf


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Nomads at the Intersections is hosted by Noami Grevemberg with co-host Anaïs Monique.
A Ravel Media production. 
Creative Direction by Busted Slate Media
Audio assist by Dustin Grevemberg

Music by Smart Monkey Music
Podcast cover artwork designed by Karen Ceballos.

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