Episode 129: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Gender Reveal

Aug 1 2022 • 50 mins

Tuck speaks with writer and organizer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (she/they). Topics include:

  • Do non-disabled people exist?
  • Diagnoses, autism, and how disability + transness intersect
  • How to build care networks without relying on social capital
  • Why disabled people have the skills we need to survive the climate crisis, pandemics, etc.
  • Plus: ye olde “what does femme mean?”

This Week in Gender: The San Francisco Marathon offered a nonbinary division, which led us to 2 Hot 4 Hoodies.

Find Leah on twitter @thellpsx and instagram @leahlakshmiwrites, and at brownstargirl.org. Preorder The Future Is Disabled (and browse several of their other books) via Arsenal Pulp.

Find Tuck on the Trans Mutual Aid episode of the TransLash podcast, and keep an eye out for their Life Kit episode about trans name changes.


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Associate Producer: Ozzy Llinas Goodman
Logo: Ira M. Leigh
Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
Additional Music: “Hickory Interlude” by Blue Dot Sessions
Sponsors: Enby (promo code: GenderReveal)