Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 244 of The New Family Podcast, where we talk to a non-binary and genderfluid activist.
This week we welcome Jeffrey Marsh to the show. Jeffrey is one of the world’s foremost commentators on non-binary identity and activism. They rose to prominence with inspirational viral videos, first shared on Vine and now on Twitter and Instagram. Jeffrey is both the first non-binary activist and spokesperson to appear on national television in the U.S., and the author of a book called How to Be You.
CBS once called them “the internet’s most beloved anti-bully.” They’ve also got a wonderful TEDx Talk called “I’m a genderfluid activist. Here’s how I fight back.” Jeffrey shares about growing up queer in a conservative, rural environment and how that shaped the work they do speaking to schools and drawing attention to the mental health crisis faced by trans, non-binary and genderfluid youth.
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What Jeffrey wishes every genderfluid kid could know
“There is nothing wrong with you. I think anybody on earth needs to hear that particular message but it is so hard to just be a kid and have adults who are supposed to be the ones who know better, who are supposed to be the ones who are grown, mature people – to just freak out around you because you make them so awkward. That’s a horrible feeling. So – there’s nothing wrong with you.”
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