Welcome to a very special episode of Please Don’t Kick Me Out. For this episode, I interviewed Brandon & Mikayla, a young married couple that was featured on episode 2 of HBO’s “We’re Here”, featuring Bob The Drag Queen, Shangela, and Eureka O’Hara. The point of the show is to go to towns with conservative viewpoints and try to open the dialogue about equality. They are from Twin Falls, Idaho. Brandon & Mikayla work tirelessly as activists, allies, and LGBTQIA+ equality seekers in Idaho. From leaving their church upbringings to finding acceptance in gender and sexuality, their story is truly a great kickoff to pride month through my platform. We discuss being on the show, their love story, leaving religion, and more (Zelda!). I really enjoyed learning more about them, and I am proud to call them friends of mine!Love is love, and I am so thankful that I am in a position to share these beautiful stories with my listeners.
Learn more about HBO’s We’re Here: https://www.hbo.com/were-here
A reminder: If this podcast helps one person, then we have done our job!
This episode is for Tony McDade, a black transgender male who lost their life unjustly by the hands of police. As my two guests deal with transgender topics and LGBTQIA+ identity, I cannot sit quietly while I feel that yet another human trying to be who they are meant to be is taken from the world too soon. Here is more info, and please sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-tony-mcdade
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Happiness Plug During Quarantine:My happiness plug for the week is Solasta Scents, a black-owned luxury candle company that crafts scents that remind them of memories, moods, and songs. Please support them! I love my candle. https://www.solastascents.com/| https://www.instagram.com/solastascents/
For my birthday tomorrow, I am asking for you to donate to Loveland Foundation. Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Their resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing. https://thelovelandfoundation.org/
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About Please Don’t Kick Me Out: Please Don’t Kick Me Out is a podcast about nothing, and everything all at once. This podcast is about ‘imposter syndrome’, and exploring the idea that no one really feels like they belong. I will interview my friends and people that inspire me, to understand what success looks like to them. Does anyone really have it figured out? Let’s find out.
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