Girl-ish

Girl-ish

By Gage Adkins & Olivia Noel
About
Trans women and YouTubers Gage Adkins and Olivia Noel discuss LGBTQ+ topics/stories from their own experiences. As women of color in their early twenties, the two strive to create a podcast that speaks volumes by discussing issues like: transphobia, coming out in college, dysphoria and what it’s like being trans in the 21st century.
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Trans women and YouTubers Gage Adkins and Olivia Noel discuss LGBTQ+ topics/stories from their own experiences. As women of color in their early twenties, the two strive to create a podcast that speaks volumes by discussing issues like: transphobia, coming out in college, dysphoria and what it’s like being trans in the 21st century.

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Gage Gets Surgery
In this episode, Gage and Olivia play catch up! It's been three weeks since the last episode, and the girls have a lot to tell. Olivia speaks mental health and how it's affected her. Gage dives deep into her recent surgery and the process/what it was like getting her first gender affirming procedure. Listen to these two laugh and get emotional. Girl-ish is back! Follow on Instagram: @GirlishPodcast Support on Patreon: Patreon.com/GirlishPodcast
49:14
November 5, 2019
Plateauing
In this episode, Gage and Olivia talk about the inevitable for all transitions… plateauing. The two do their best to talk about how to deal with the times that your transition may feel like it’s at a standstill. They talk about comparing themselves and being emotional as well as future surgeries and things to be excited about. Follow Girl-ish on Insta: @GirlishPodcast Support Girl-ish: Patreon.com/GirlishPodcast
35:56
October 7, 2019
How Doctors Treat Trans Patients
In this episode, Olivia opens up about personal experiences with medical professionals. She discusses her treatment as a trans woman and how its affected her mentally. Content warning: Sexual Assault/Abuse/Dysphoria.
36:30
September 30, 2019
Being More Than Our Transition
In this episode, Gage and Olivia answer viewer questions about their lives/interest. The two wanted to make an exclusive episode that showcased more of their personality and less of their transition. As trans women, the two often get stuck with pressure of devoting their platform to exclusively trans related discussions; this episode was created to show that they are more than that label.  Enjoy a fun conversation about astrology, fashion, and inspirations! Follow Girl-ish on Instagram: @GirlishPodcast Support Girl-ish on Patreon: Patreon.com/GirlishPodcast
46:26
September 24, 2019
Cancel Culture
In this episode, Gage and Olivia discuss issues pertaining internet culture. The discussion centers around "cancel culture" and their opinions about it. They bring up individuals like Blaire White and Contrapoints while talking about current events regarding internet society. They express their viewpoints/fear when it comes to having an opinion online. Will Girl-ish ever get cancelled? Find out in this episode! Follow Girl-ish on Insta: @Girlishpodcast Support Girl-ish on Patreon: Patreon.com/GirlishPodcast
56:58
September 17, 2019
Sex as a Trans Woman
In this episode, Gage and Olivia discuss dating/relationship advice! This is the second episode for their relationship advice series. They discuss what it's like dating straight men/being in a disconnected relationship. The two try to be as open and honest as possible. When discussing sex, the two get a little uncomfortable while opening up about their feelings towards their bodies during intimate moments with their partners. Follow us on Instagram: @girlishpocast Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/GirlishPodcast
47:14
September 9, 2019
Voice Training
In this episode, Gage and Olivia discuss their struggle with their voices and tips and hints on how to help feminize your voice. The two also discuss the pressure of voice training and how it shouldn't be viewed as a requirement for transitioning. There's many secrets when it comes to voice training and Gage and Olivia tell all! Also, Gage discusses her kitten's first surgery and Olivia talks being scammed. Listen in and enjoy the episode!  Support Girl-ish on Patreon: Patreon.com/GirlishPodcast Follow on Instagram: @girlishpodcast
49:11
August 27, 2019
Divisiveness in the Trans Community
In this episode, Gage and Olivia share their opinions on cancel culture. Within the trans community is a lot of different perspectives on gender. Many times, these perspectives clash and there can be a lot of drama. The two share their thoughts on this drama as well as their thoughts on popular trans influencers that many disagree with. This episode is about unity and growth and the opportunity for a conversation.  Support on Patreon: Patreon.com/GirlishPodcast Follow on Instagram: @GirlishPodcast
52:12
August 19, 2019
Jae Changes Her Name
In this episode, Olivia (formerly Jae) changes her name! She discusses the dysphoria around her name and why she has decided to go by her middle name. Gage and Olivia talk about their legal name change journey and what it’s like telling a judge “I’m trans”. This insightful conversation leads to many laugh and a few tears.  Follow Girl-ish on Instagram: @girlishpodcast
48:47
August 12, 2019
The Fear of Dating | ft. Corey Rae
In this episode, Gage and Olivia talk all about dating with Corey Rae. This is part 2 of a two part series with Corey. Being trans makes it extremely difficult when it comes to dating. It's scary and you never know what might happen. The three trans women share their experiences and what it's like being out/looking for love. The girls also talk about Pulse and what it meant for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as Corey's upcoming movie.  Follow Girl-ish on Insta: @girlishpodcast Follow Corey Rae on Insta: @ImCoreyRae
43:26
August 5, 2019
Being Stealth | ft. Corey Rae
In this episode, Gage and Jae talk with trans activist Corey Rae about her life and experiences. The two and Corey dive deep into "stealth" and whether it's harmful/helpful to the trans community. They also discussed sibling pressures and the experience of growing up as a transgender child. The conversation is emotional and takes many twists and turns. This is part one of a two part series.  Follow Girl-ish on Instagram @girlishpodcast Follow Corey Rae on Instagram @ImCoreyRae
58:31
July 29, 2019
Reading Our Hate Comments
In this episode, Gage and Jae share some of the worst (yet, funniest? AND dirtiest?!) comments they’ve ever received. The transitioning process comes with many people not agreeing with their identity and the two do their best to showcase the humor behind something horrible. Gage talks future plans and Jae shares an update on her mental health.Listen and share a laugh!   Join the conversation on instagram @girlishpodcast
46:08
July 15, 2019
Fetishization
In this episode, Gage and Jae discuss fetishization towards the trans community. Does it hurt or help it? Is it good or bad? They open up about what it’s like to be visible on social media and how it allows others to commentate/control their bodies. The two also talk about their 4th of July and the concerns they have with their country.  If you haven’t, follow on Instagram: @girlishpodcast
48:31
July 8, 2019
Transitioning Without Hormones | Ft. Avtialice
In this episode, the girls are joined with their good friend Alice to discuss issues regarding forced feminization towards trans women. The three also talk about ways to transition socially without starting hormones. They dive into Alice's life and her perspective with being a trans woman who hasn't  started hormone replacement therapy. Gender is an odd/gray area that Gage, Jae and Alice have many opinions about (often times different). Check out the conversation and let us know what you think!    Follow Girl-ish on Instagram: @girlishpodcast
59:22
July 1, 2019
Being LGBTQ+ on YouTube
In this episode, Gage and Jae express their concerns with YouTube and how they treat their LGBTQ+ creators. They both share why they aren't as active on their channels and their plans for their podcast in the future. Gage also discusses a new family member while Jae stresses over a dentist bill.  Will they ever stop talking about love island? Find out all on this episode!  Follow us on Instagram: @girlishpodcast
48:40
June 24, 2019
Relationship Advice
In this episode, Gage and Jae talk about their recent app obsession and also answer fans' questions about relationships. Due to being featured on Apple Podcast's "Relationship/Advice" section, the two thought it'd be fun to give some genuine love advice. The two are both pros when it comes to relationships and being trans. They both get extremely personal in this week's episode! Sit back, relax and enjoy this light hearted conversation! Don't forget to follow Girl-ish on Instagram: @girlishpodcast 
55:20
June 17, 2019
Being a Trans Woman of Color
 In this episode, Gage and Jae both tell personal stories regarding their ethnicities. They emphasize the Catholic roots that centers around their cultures; as well as the hardships it created. Being a trans woman of color comes with a lot of unfortunate statistics. The two wanted to be as transparent as possible and create a perspective worth tuning in to.
1:02:25
June 10, 2019
Surgeries
In this episode, Gage and Jae discuss gender confirming surgeries and their own journey with dysphoria. They talk about their surgical wants/needs and the unfortunate depression rate that comes with those major surgeries. This episode gets heavy and both women try their best to keep it together while sharing the struggle of systemic issues regarding the trans community.  Want to send us your questions? Follow us on instagram @girlishpodcast!
53:30
June 3, 2019
Welcome to Girl-ish!
Welcome to Girl-ish! Trans women and YouTubers Gage Adkins and Jae Noel discuss LGBTQ+ topics/stories from their own experiences. As women of color in their early twenties, the two strive to create a podcast that speaks volumes by discussing issues like: transphobia, coming out in college, dysphoria and what it’s like being trans in the 21st century. 
00:43
May 30, 2019
Transition Guilt
In this episode, Gage and Jae dive deep into a topic that has created a lot of pain in their transition. They open up about transition guilt and times they've felt it strongest. They discuss their personal relationships and how being trans has made things a little complicated.  Buckle up, this one gets emotional. 
50:01
May 27, 2019
Transphobia
Gage and Jae talk about their feelings on the word "transphobia" and debate whether it's used too frequently. With personal stories and pop culture controversies, the two girls share their unique points of view. They also announce the launch of their Patreon. 
50:14
May 20, 2019
Being Trans in College
Gage and Jae discuss the coming out process when attending college. They bring up the difficulties of adulting while transitioning and the potential paths they could have gone through. Also, both girls talk about the trans bathroom debate. 
59:10
May 11, 2019
Coping Mechanisms
Gage and Jae both discuss growing up trans and their coping mechanisms/ways they expressed themselves. They comment on the viral video of  the trans woman who was misgendered in a GameStop; as well as the controversy surrounding the podcast name. 
53:34
April 28, 2019
Sexuality & James Charles
Gage and Jae both open up about their growth into their own sexualities. They also discuss their partners and the struggles of what it's like dating as a trans individual as well as James Charles' recent "transphobic" comments.
39:49
April 22, 2019
Coming Out
In this episode, Gage and Jae discuss their own coming out stories. They offer insight in both their experiences as trans women. 
43:17
April 13, 2019
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