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Clearly Unfiltered Media
Clearly Unfiltered is a short-form podcast that tackles some of life’s sacred cows.
Jul 18, 2022
Ep.09 - Sex Ed Part Three
This is the final part of my three-part mini-series about sex ed. with my friend Ashley. If you haven’t yet listened to the rest, find Episodes 7 and 8, and listen to them first. In this last instalment, Ashley and I focus on inclusivity. In a world where marginalised folk have historically had to hide their identities, good sexual citizenship includes celebrating everyone for who they are.
Jul 15, 2022
Ep.08 - Sex Ed Part Two
This is the second of a three-part mini-series about sex ed. If you haven’t yet listened to part one, find Episode 7 and listen to that first. In this episode, Ashley and I pick up where we left off, and speak about misconceptions about sex ed, how good sexual citizenship education can protect children, important insights about consent and boundaries, the value of teaching empathy, and the importance of inclusive sexual citizenship education.
Jul 13, 2022
Ep.07 - Sex Ed Part One
Against the backdrop of gender-based violence, hook-up culture, a wholly inadequate understanding of consent by many, sexual abuse, rampant sexism and misogyny, and a lack of sexual and gender inclusivity – which leads to real harm for LGBTQIA folk – I have come to believe that a prudish approach to sex ed is damaging, and we must do better. We need to help children and teenagers understand what it means to be good sexual citizens. My Canadian friend, Ashley joins me for part one of this conversation.
Jun 20, 2022
Ep.06 - Supremacy Part Two
In part two of “Supremacy”, Ayanda Zaca and Bruce continue their conversation about how historical power dynamics still have an impact on people's perception of their position and worth in comparison to others who don't look like them.
Jun 17, 2022
Ep.05 - Supremacy Part One
In part one of “Supremacy”, Ayanda Zaca and Bruce talk about the power of friendship, supremacy in the context of race, and false narratives that support supremacy. Ayanda shares vulnerably about some of his own experiences and challenges the presumption that, based on skin colour, some people hold more value than others. Music extracts in this episode: Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika - The South African national anthem Somlandela Luthuli - A hymn, Somlandela uJesu (We will follow Jesus) changed into the struggle song, Somlandela Luthuli (We will follow Luthuli)
May 13, 2022
Mini-Episode 02 - Privilege
I unpack the privilege I embody through the many intersections of my identity and highlight how I’ve had to confront the ways in which supremacy has raised its head in my journey.
Apr 29, 2022
Ep.04 - Synthesis
I can easily give the impression that I’m simply burning everything to the ground. Still, the truth is, in all of the deconstructing, I am looking to build again – I might not be sure of what that looks like, but I do desire spiritual connection and practice. My friend, Stanley Biggs, offers an alternative perspective on faith deconstruction that has me thinking. Meghan Crozier's Open Letter · The Practice Co · IG: The Practice Co · IG: Stanley Biggs · IG: Paul Henning
Apr 14, 2022
Ep.03 - Misfit
Joy Vetterlein speaks with me about being a spiritual misfit. We cover deconstruction and the evangelical response to those leaving the church, church red flags, reconstructing faith, and more. Joy Vetterlein · IG: Joy Vetterlein
Apr 7, 2022
Mini-Episode 01 - Context
A mini-episode to give Clearly Unfiltered listeners context for my conversation with Joy Vetterlein (in Episode 3), in which we discuss being a spiritual misfit. IG: Joy Vetterlein · Joy Vetterlein
Apr 1, 2022
Ep.02 - Solidarity
My journey to solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community against the backdrop of a conservative evangelical upbringing. CONTENT WARNING: While I don't go into detail, I do mention self-harm, suicidal ideation, and harm caused to those in the LGBTQIA+ community. People and resources that have helped me on my journey: On Instagram, I’ve appreciated – amongst others – the insights I’ve gained from Olivia Meeks (@livmeeks), Jericho Fyfe (@jericho_fyfe), Kevin Garcia (@thekevingarcia), Jo Luehmann (@joleuhmann), Rocky Roggio, producer of 1946 The Movie (follow @1946themovie on Instagram), Justine Ang Fonte (@justineaf), Ty Deran (@mx.deran) and Blair Imani (@blairimani), @queertheology, @unchangedmvmt, and @qchristianorg. If you’re looking for some amazing music, search for Semler on your favourite streaming platform (@gracebaldridge on Instagram). On the album, Preacher's Kid, Semler explores faith and church life through a queer lens. As RNS quipped, “this is not your mother’s Christian contemporary music.” I dare you – give it a listen (and, she recently toured with Relient K - IYKYK). Also, Google 'The Reformation Project', Sarah Bessey’s “Penny in the Air,” and '1946 The Movie.' 1946 - The Movie · Sarah Bessey · The Reformation Project
Mar 18, 2022
Ep.01 - OCD
A messy and vulnerable reflection on mental health and the sacred cows of masculine stoicism and spiritual gaslighting. CONTENT WARNING: This episode deals with mental health and references depression, anxiety, OCD, and suicide statistics. It also includes a clip of an insensitive evangelical pastor gaslighting those of us who can’t simply control our thoughts.
Mar 13, 2022
Clearly Unfiltered: The Trailer
Clearly Unfiltered is a short-form podcast that will offer clear, concise, unfiltered (and undoubtedly flawed) thoughts on how (and why) I’m butchering some of my own sacred cows. In each episode, I’m going to let those steaks sizzle, and serve them up medium-rare, or blue, and now and again, well done, or charred.