TRANSCRIPT: TRANSDEMIC TEASER
Background music – Simona Castricum- “The Half Light”.
Gemma: It's June 2020. Australia is three months into a lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the world. The scale of this global pandemic is unprecedented. It's a big historical moment and will be looked back upon for a long time to come.
Teddy: “We are finding ourselves I think in the most remarkable of moments”
Sam: This podcast will focus on how trans and gender diverse people have experienced the pandemic.
Emma: “I just feel like my experience at that moment is like peculiar. It's a great relief to be able to talk to someone specifically about this about being trans in COVID. It's weird. It's really weird!”
Darcy: We want to make sure that trans and gender diverse experiences and voices are heard and recorded.
Johnny: “I really do feel like I'm in a chrysalis; I'm changing while everything in the world is going on around me.”
Sam: We've spoken to trans and gender diverse people across Australia about their experiences:
Roz: “Being home as the first time I've not been misgendered daily or had to deal with micro aggressions”
Simona: “Emergency world events always bring about extra attention to non-compliant bodies.”
Darcy: Presented by Sam Elkin. Gemma Cafarella and myself; Darcy O'Connell, Transdemic will feature discussions about the cancellation of elective surgeries and the race to get chest surgery two days before lockdown, policing the pandemic, the ban on sex work and the uneven access to the government safety net.
Gemma: We'll also talk about fears around the disruption to the global supply chains of hormones, organizing the biggest ever Black Lives Matter protests during the middle of the pandemic,
Sam: Job losses across the arts in higher education and social isolation connecting online. Please join us.