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Best Day Worst Day

Best Day Worst Day

By Sam Elkin
Welcome to Best Day, Worst Day. This is a podcast where I take the time to have a chat with a different LGBTIQA+ activist or creative and ask them to tell me about a good day they’ve had and a bad day they’ve had.
Recorded and produced on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. This land that was forcibly taken from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. On this stolen land, systems and institutions have been built which are structured to exclude and oppress. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.
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Best Day Worst Day - Kathleen Williams
In this episode, I talk to Dr Kathleen Williams. Kathleen is a researcher of media and technology, memory and materiality at the University of Tasmania. She is currently working on a history of broadcast failures, or silences, in order to speculate what the future of broadcast may look like.
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Best Day Worst Day - Bastian Fox Phelan
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Best Day Worst Day - Susan Maco Forrester
Susan Maco Forrester is a Queer Somali -Australian sound and visual artist. As a child Susan migrated from London to Australia with her family and lives and works on the lands of the people of the Kulin Nations, in Melbourne Victoria Australia. As an accomplished digital artist and creative producer, Susan specialises in community based, contemporary arts and cultural projects. Song Credit: Jenny Morris - I've Had You
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Best Day Worst Day - Tony Briffa
In Episode 3 I interview Tony Briffa. Tony is a world leading intersex human rights activist. Tony was raised as a girl named Antoinette and struggled with being lied to, mistreated and abused by doctors, being infertile and the stigma of being different growing up.  Tony lived exclusively as a woman until the age of 30 when she took testosterone for several years and tried living as a man.  By the age of 34 Tony realized that it was ok to have an intersex body and to celebrate being naturally mostly biologically female with a few masculine traits.
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Best Day Worst Day - Joe Ball
Welcome to Best Day Worst Day. This is a podcast where I take the time to have a chat with a different LGBTIQA+ activist, artists, creatives and rebel and ask them to tell me about a good day they’ve had and a bad day they’ve had. On today’s episode Sam spoke with Joe Ball. Joe Ball is a longstanding LGBTIQA+ activist and CEO of Switchboard Victoria. Joe identifies as trans. Best Day Worst Day is supported by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network, VicHealth and Creative Brimbank’s Work for Victoria project. This episode contains references to experiences of poor mental health, lack of mental health support, COVID-19 and suicidal ideation. Listen discretion is advised. If you need help connecting to any LGBTIQ+ friendly services or want someone to talk to I can suggest contacting Rainbow Door, which is run by Switchboard Victoria and is a helpline for queer community. Call 1800 729 367 between 10am and 5pm during the day or you can text 0480 017 246 and visit rainbowdoor.org.au There’s also 24/7 phone support at Lifeline. Just call 13 11 14 Best Day Worst Day was recorded and produced on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. This land was forcibly taken from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people. On this stolen land, systems & institutions have been built which are structured to exclude and oppress. Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. Go to paytherent.net.au to donate.
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On today’s episode Sam interviews Creatrix Tiara.  Creatrix Tiara is a creative producer, writer and performance artist who is interested in exploring liminality, community, and identity through the perspective of a queer genderqueer immigrant disabled femme of colour. They discuss experiencing the global COVID-19 pandemic, quarantines and lockdowns, and the difficulties they experienced accessing mental health support in Melbourne during the 112 day lockdown.  They also tell us about a great time they had organising a surprise party for a beloved friend.  Best Day Worst Day is supported by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network, VicHealth and Creative Brimbank’s Work for Victoria project. This episode contains references to experiences of poor mental health, lack of mental health support, COVID-19 and suicidal ideation. Listener discretion is advised. If you need help connecting to any LGBTIQ+ friendly services or want someone to talk to I can suggest contacting Rainbow Door, which is run by Switchboard Victoria and is a helpline for queer community. Call 1800 729 367 between 10am and 5pm during the day or you can text 0480 017 246 and visit rainbowdoor.org.au There’s also 24/7 phone support at Lifeline. Just call 13 11 14
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Welcome to Best Day, Worst Day. This is a podcast where I take the time to have a chat with a different LGBTIQA+ activist, artists, creatives and rebel and ask them to tell me about a good day they’ve had and a bad day they’ve had. The stories they’ve told me have been fascinating. Stay tuned for episode 1 with Creatrix Tiara, a creative producer, writer and performance artist who is interested in exploring liminality, community, and identity through the perspective of a queer genderqueer immigrant disabled femme of colour. This as recorded and produced on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri  people of the Kulin Nations. This land that was forcibly taken from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people. On this stolen land, systems & institutions have been built which are structured to exclude and oppress. Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. Go to paytherent.net.au to donate Best Day, Worst Day is supported by North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network, VicHealth and Creative Brimbank’s Work for Victoria project. This episode contains references to experiences of poor mental health, lack of mental health support, COVID-19 and suicidal ideation. Listen discretion is advised. If you need help connecting to any LGBTIQ+ friendly services or want someone to talk to I can suggest contacting Rainbow Door, which is run by Switchboard Victoria and is a helpline for queer community. Call 1800 729 367 between 10am and 5pm during the day or you can text 0480 017 246 and visit rainbowdoor.org.au There’s also 24/7 phone support at Lifeline. Just call 13 11 14
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