#325 Call me Ange


When Ange was five years old, she called a Spice Girl sexy. When she saw the looks on her parents’ faces, it gave her an early taste of the power that words can hold. Twenty years later, she has a different problem – sometimes words just don’t cut it. Especially when she starts talking about being queer.

This week, in celebration of Mardi Gras, a feature about the intersection of language and queerness.

Just a heads up this story contains discussion of slurs and some strong language.

Switchboard Victoria is a good contact for anyone who feels they need support about anything related to sexuality, gender, and related experiences.

Story by Angela Glindemann

Supervising producer by Bec Fary
Recording, editing, mixing and sound design by Lee Yee
Additional Sound Design Elements and Content Suggestions – Amy Hanley


Katherine Back, Editor at Concrete Queers
Tegan Elizabeth Webb, Writer and Editor
Lisa-Skye, Comedian, Performer, Hedonism Muse
Adolfo Aranjuez, Editor-in-Chief, Archer Magazine
Clare O’Hanlon, Volunteer, Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives
Xanthe Dobbie New Media Artist and Curator

With excerpts from Adolfo Aranjuez’s poem Motion and Tegan Elizabeth Webb’s story Young Spells

Additional thanks to:

Crusader, and Hares and Hyenas
Kate McKenzie, Annabel Brady-Brown and The Lifted Brow
Lindsey Green, Broadcaster and Producer
And the anonymous and wonderful attendees at Rapid Fire


All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Victorian State Coordinator: Bec Fary

Host: Samantha Groth

Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls

SYN production manager: Jordan Fennell

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

Image by Flickr creative commons user Eddie

Songs: ‘Queer’ by Garbage, ‘Rock the House’ by Gorillaz, ‘People’ by Gorillaz, ‘Highway (Under Construction)’ by Gorillaz, ‘Letter’ from the Carol Official Soundtrack, ‘Love Songs’ by Max Richter, ‘Umm?’ by Pleidei, ‘Silver Velvet’ by the Courtneys