Backtalk: Don’t Waste Hannah Gadsby’s Time

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into Hannah Gadsby’s tremendous, heartbreaking, and honest Nanette. Gadsby’s Netflix special gives us insight into what it means to to tell one’s story to wide acceptance—at one’s own expense. Using comedy as an example, Gadsby asks: Is it enough to be in control of our own narratives and art if we’re still creating and consuming it through a colonized gaze? When do folks from marginalized communities get to be messy, frank, show their whole selves? Plus, let us know what you want Dahlia and Amy to argue about—text “Fightâ€� to 503-855-6485!

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Dahlia watched Disobedience, a British film about two Orthodox Jewish lesbians in London, which made her want to rewatch One Of Us, a documentary about the Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn. Both are illuminating looks at closeknight, religious communities and those who try to escape their confines.


Amy can’t get enough of the sad, lonely characters of Yiyun Li’s Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, a collection of short stories about the small lives of Chinese people in contemporary times.


 â€œTear Me To Piecesâ€� by Meg Myers is #TBT ’90s alt-rock with a modern edge. So good.

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