Culture Dose | Tonight I’m Someone Else | Trans in Trumpland | Suzie True


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Read: Tonight I’m Someone Else by Chelsea Hodson

Chelsea Hodson’s collection of essays brings together her life: from work, dramatic romantic moments of exploitation, but also something further that goes beyond herself.

We’ll offer you some quotes that stuck:

“I’ve had enemies so intense that it felt romantic, so mutual it felt like love.”

— From End of Longing

“I gathered secrets like little pieces of survival, and I was so healthy. I never knew the whole story, just enough to be on their side.”

— From Red Letters From a Red Planet

And there is more where that comes from.

 From the Publisher:
From graffiti gangs and Grand Theft Auto to sugar daddies, Schopenhauer, and a deadly game of Russian roulette, in these essays, Chelsea Hodson probes her own desires to examine where the physical and the proprietary collide. She asks what our privacy, our intimacy, and our own bodies are worth in the increasingly digital world of liking, linking, and sharing.

 Starting with Hodson’s own work experience, which ranges from the mundane to the bizarre –including modeling and working on a NASA Mars mission–Hodson expands outward, looking at the ways in which the human will submits, whether in the marketplace or in a relationship. Both tender and jarring, this collection is relevant to anyone who’s ever searched for what the self is worth.

 Hodson’s accumulation within each piece is purposeful, and her prose vivid, clear, and sometimes even shocking, as she explores the wonderful and strange forms of desire. Tonight I’m Someone Else is a fresh, poetic debut from an exciting emerging voice, in which Hodson asks, “How much can a body endure?” And the resounding answer: Almost everything.

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Watch: Trans in Trumpland on Topic


Trans in Trumpland is a 4 episode documentary series by trans filmmaker Tony Zosherafatain, in which he investigates the inequalities that transgender Americans face, especially during the Trump administration. The individual stories are told through a road trip narrative across the United States, specifically exploring the trans experience in North Carolina, Texas, Mississippi, and Idaho and the impacts of anti-trans policies on the lives of four transgender Americans. The first episode is available for free on Apple TV now, featuring a resilient high school student named Ash, who has to deal with the fear of even just going to the bathroom at school.

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LISTEN: Suzie True 

photo by Ann Molin

photo by Ann Molin

Suzie True describes themselves as a “cry baby pop punk” band from Los Angeles who takes inspiration from Britney Spears, Hole, and anything off any of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtracks. The femme trio released their debut EP “Nothing to You” in 2018 and released their first full length album “Saddest Girl at the Party” on Get Better Records in November 2020. Consisting of songwriter Lexi M, G Leonardo on guitar, and Sarah Pineapple on drums, the group offers energetic sounds of garage pop.

 The group just recently co-presented Eat the Rich: a Gossip Girl Soundtrack Cover Compilation filled with some really incredible covers, including their own of Cold War Kids’ Hang Me Up to Dry. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Sogorea Te Land Trust, an urban Indigenous women-led land trust based in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people.




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-Leah Flannery