53 minutes | May 3rd 2020

Queer Futures: Sav Schlauderaff

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As the global pandemic continues, I think we are all feeling quite deeply and concretely the barriers to embodiment in various aspects of of our life, perhaps more acutely than ever.  My guest today is someone who is very well versed in speaking about the body in pain and the multiplicity of embodied experience.  Today I have the honor of interviewing Sav Schlauderaff. Sav (they/them) is a queer, trans, disabled PhD student in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. Their research in critical disability studies centers chronic illnesses, (embodied/felt) memory, pain, trauma and self care/community care for the bodymindspirit. Sav combines their academic training in genetics, molecular biology, and gender studies with poetry, autobiography, current research in molecular biology and genetics, and theoretical work in their writing. Outside of research, they currently are the Graduate Assistant at the Disability Cultural Center, they work at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center at the U of A as a Safe Zone facilitator, they are a member of the Disability Studies Initiative at the U of A, and a co-founder of “The Queer Futures Collective” where they create accessible, educational & healing workshops and performances (in person and online) that focus on listening, vulnerability, learning through art, and collective community care. You can find out more about Sav @savthequeer on instagram or www.queerfutures.com DISPATCHES FROM OUR QUEER BODIES IN PANDEMIC TIMES I hope everyone is finding ways to access ease and comfort in this pandemic time. If you haven’t listened already, there have been some beautiful mini episodes in the Living in our queer bodies in pandemic times series. If anyone would like to join this project, just record a one to two minute voice memo and email it to me at livinginthisqueerbody@gmail.com LITQB Podcast: This is a podcast about the barriers to embodiment and how our collective body stories can bring us back to ourselves. This is a podcast for people who identify as queer or for people who might think of their relationship between their body and confining social narratives as queer. This can feel like an isolating experience.  Our wounded bodies need spaces to talk about struggles with nourishment/disordered eating, body image issues, dysphoria, racism, heterosexism, transphobia, xenophobia, substance use/abuse, chronic pain/disability, body changes in parenthood, intergenerational trauma, the medical/wellness/therapy industrial complex and its lack of inclusion of queer bodies and much more. Hopefully this podcast can illustrate the connections, and resonant pain points, that we have with one another. Livinginthisqueerbody.com  @livinginthisqueerbody The Host:  Asher Pandjiris Psychotherapist/ Podcaster/ Group Facilitator SUPPORT https://www.patreon.com/livinginthisqueerbody Music: Ethan Philbrick and Helen Messineo-Pandjiris --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/asher-pandjiris/message
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