For the Love of Climbing podcast

48: We Are the Currents

Rewind 15 seconds
Fast Forward 15 seconds

Civil discourse is a dying art, a complex practice that takes patience and well-rounded perspective to really master. Asking folks to be brave enough to make their convictions vulnerable means really listening, for both sides—it's not a one-way street. Surrounding ourselves with like-minded people is important to build community, but it doesn't mean that we should build walls to ignore opposition. That's not change. On an individual level, through clear and kind conversation, it's more possible than we think.

GOP lawmakers are working aggressively to limit trans rights and there's a surge of anti-trans bills at the state level ahead of 2024. Supporters of these bills have a narrow-minded view of who trans people are, and this misinformation and disinformation abet more uncertainty and fear.

Lex speaks to the importance of needing more people who aren't in danger to speak up and push back on anti-trans narrative while working toward a future where trans and genderqueer joy is a given and equality, representation, and inclusion aren't just buzzwords, but a glance backward at a stagnant past.

Change is coming. Change is here. And trans people are undeniably the currents of these crucial changes, and for each other.

For the Love of Climbing is presented by Patagonia. Additional support is from deuter USA, Allez Outdoor, and Ocún.

Music is by Chad Crouch. Additional music is licensed by Music Bed. Sound effects by Jonathan Shaw.

Read the transcript here.

Catch up on podcast (pod-Kath?) updates and general life things: @inheadlights

Therapy is for everyone: Better Help

FLC is public media which means we're supported by listeners like you. Become a patron in exchange for a warm, fuzzy feeling.

More episodes from "For the Love of Climbing"