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Beyond Boxes with Jaia Bristow

Beyond Boxes with Jaia Bristow

Author: Jaia Bristow

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Beyond Boxes is an exploration of labels and identity around gender, race, sexuality, class, disability, relationships and much more. Hosted by Jaia Bristow, each episode features a new guest who shares their story around the labels they identify with and the ways in which they go beyond socially ascribed boxes.
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Your guide to understanding relationship anarchy and the different forms of honest non-monogamy. Mel & Jaia chat about the many different ways of doing non-mongamy, whether it's an inherent identity or not, how to get started, how to support a loved one who is exploring non-monogamy and what monogamous people can learn and apply to their relationships!
Chris, a gay Black pop musician talks about the lack of representation of openly gay Black men in the industry, the intersectionality of Blackness and Queerness, his relationship to religion and with his family, dealing with homophobia in Black and religious communities and the pros of social media. 
An exploration beyond binaries of gender and sexuality, Meg-John and Jaia talk about intersectionality, inbetweeness, plurality, the pros and cons of labels, the harm in binaries for everyone, whether you fit them or not, how to be a supportive ally to the trans community, why respecting pronouns is important, getting used to "they" as a pronoun  and much more! 
Danson shares his experiences of race across continents as a Black man born and raised in Kenya who studied in the US and now lives in the UK who "didn't grow up racialised as Black". He talks about becoming aware of his racial identity when he moved to the the US; his experiences of facing racism for the first time; the impact of colonialism  on him, his parents and his grandparents and offers tips on how to be an ally.
Beyond Boxes with Jaia Bristow is a series of conversations exploring labels and identity around gender, race, sexuality, relationships, class and disability. Each episode features a new guest who shares their experiences of social identities and how to be a supportive ally. 
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