We're all human. Nobody is more human or less human than anyone else. Yet each person's humanity is wonderfully unique. Unfortunately, people who are different from what some consider the norm in sexual and gender identities and practices, or sometimes seen as perverts, or worse, were all real humans though, and we have the same thoughts, feelings and desires as any other human. The Human Tapestry Podcast is a weekly series of interviews where we explore the rich tapestry of humanity through gender, sexuality, relationships, and sexual practices. Each week I'll talk to one or more people about their identities, their lives, and their unique and wonderful journeys to understanding who they are.... Show More
In this episode, I’m catching up with Michael, who I talked to during my Intersections project. If you haven’t heard it yet, you can listen to that conversation in the From the Vault episode that was posted a couple weeks ago. Michael is a gay man who was married to a straight woman. They’re noContinue reading "Michael"
Last week, you heard my conversation with Doctor Robyn. Today, we’re going back in the vault to hear the Intersections interview with them four years ago. It was the second interview I’d ever done, so it was a little rough, but it was a thrill to talk with them and learn so much about genderContinue reading "From the Vault: Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espizona"
I’m still working out some of the hiccups with the podcast posting to the cloud, but I had to make sure to get this episode out today: the day after National Coming Out Day. That’s because I had a chance to catch up again with Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza. We talked four years ago during myContinue reading "Dr. Robyn"
You may have noticed that the podcast hasn’t had a new episode in a couple weeks, because I was running into some technical issues with my feeds. Everything should be back up and running now, and hopefully you’ll start seeing new episodes start coming to your favorite podcast place real soon now! I haven’t beenContinue reading "We’re Back! What’s Next?"
This week we’re going back in time again with two interviews I recorded for the Intersections Project — the predecessor to The Human Tapestry Podcast. Our first from-the-vault Intersections interview was with Moniqa: a bisexual, demisexual and questioning demi/gray-romantic woman. Through our conversation, I learned how important the word “woman” is to her, and whatContinue reading "From the Vault: Moniqa and Michael"
You may have noticed there wasn’t an episode last week. Unfortunately, since this is a labor of love and not income, my day job took precedence and I wasn’t able to get this out until now. The good news, though, is that we have several episodes coming up, with conversations with old friends and new!Continue reading "Episode 9: Peter"
This week, I’m talking with Seth, a queer man whose identity is best defined as, “Put me in a box, but I won’t fit.” He also has a graduate-level education in theology and had some great thoughts about spirituality and identity. We had a great conversation talking about spirituality, gods, labels, drag, moving from toleranceContinue reading "Seth: “Put me in a box, but I won’t fit”"
This week we’re going back in time to 2016 and the first interview I recorded for the Intersections Project — the predecessor to The Human Tapestry Podcast. Peter is a gay, demisexual, man in a closed-loop relation with his wife and boyfriend. This being the first time I ever did something like this, I wasn’tContinue reading "From the Vault: Intersections interview with Peter"
This week, I’m talking with Amy Gahran, a Solo (not single), egalitarian, polyamorous straight woman and author of “Stepping off the Relationship Escalator: Uncommon Love and Life” — a research-based guidebook to intimate relationship diversity. Some of you may know Amy by her pen name that she used to blog under: Aggie Sez. We hadContinue reading "Amy Gahran and the Relationship Escalator"
This week, I’m talking with Niesha, a wonderful cis, bisexual, black woman, who I also happen to work with. We had a great conversation talking about discovering her sexuality, how marrying a woman doesn’t make you a lesbian, having a minority identity at work, changing conversations in the black community, and raising a black girlContinue reading "Episode 5 – Niesha"