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Block 13 & Chris Lani-McAllister on The Guilty Feminist podcast anti-racism block 13 feminist lgbtqia+ making a difference queers of joy Nov 08, 2022

I'm a feminist, but... when Chris woke me from a deep sleep at 4 am whispering, "Deborah Frances-White said you too!", all I could muster was, "Jesus." All my body wanted to do was rest and fight off my flu symptoms. As I lay there, semi-conscious, hearing Chris start the shower, I had one...

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Kings of Joy podcast interview with Trans Mission: sharing joy with LGBTQ refugees anti-racism block 13 drag king kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference music podcast queer queers of joy the king coach trans Oct 03, 2022

Danica Lani 0:00
Hello, and welcome my friends. Welcome to my podcast. My name is Danica Lani. I am the King Coach, also known as Daddy Joy and Mother of Drag Kings. And today I am thrilled, absolutely over the moon to introduce you to Trans Mission.

Trans Mission 0:19
Hi. Thank you so much for...

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The birth of a new song for Block 13 block 13 kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference queers of joy Sep 08, 2022

A newly released song 'Joy' penned by one of our Kings of Joy, Bridget Harilaou aka Trans Mission, was written as a love letter to our LGBTQ+ friends living in one of the largest refugee camps in the world, in Block 13, Kakuma, Kenya. When you buy the song from Bandcamp,...

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Drag Kingdom block 13 choreography drag king empowerment gift to the world kings of joy kings of joy all-stars lgbtqia+ making a difference performance queer the king coach Aug 31, 2022

Live from Drag Kingdom!

Chris aka Chase Cocks 0:00
You know, I could talk about this whole thing all night but I think we would probably be best to hear it from the choreographer, the creator of Kings of Joy, my wife, Danica Lani…

Danica Lani 0:11
Now I’m gonna cry…

Danica...

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What?! Kings of Joy T-shirts! block 13 drag king kings of joy kings of joy all-stars lgbtqia+ making a difference queer the king coach Aug 16, 2022

This Thurs 18th August is our inaugural, never been done before night of Drag Kingdom, bringing together the groups of Kings of Joy in an epic night of boi bands.

And as another first, we are releasing our very first, brand new Kings of Joy t-shirts designed by King of Joy, Toby aka Martin Van...

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Block 13 voices lifted by The Guilty Femininst anti-racism block 13 gift to the world lgbtqia+ making a difference queers of joy Aug 02, 2022

I'm a feminist but... I admit that as we turned the corner to join the end of the queue for Deborah Frances White's live podcast show, The Guilty Feminist, it was not a soaring sense of 'sisterhood' I felt, but rather a sudden sensation of intimidation being surrounded by 2,000 feminists. Having...

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#FeministFridays podcast interview with Sarah Liberty block 13 human family kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference media queer queers of joy show ponies somatic coach the king coach yoga Feb 23, 2022

In this 30 minute episode of Feminist Fridays, Sarah Liberty interviews me about where I grew up and my early influences (hey Janet!). I talk about being an artist first and learning entrepreneurial skills later in life. We cover what started my dance career, what inspires me to get out of bed in...

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Who really is in prison here? anti-racism block 13 choreography empowerment human family kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference queers of joy Feb 10, 2022

Marrugeku’s Jurrungu Ngan-ga. Photo: Prudence Upton, Sydney, 2022

After a number of days deep in the work of distinguishing and untangling the impact of systemic racism that was raised by the BIPOC members of my Kings of Joy Naarm group and had us withdraw our show Queers of Joy from...

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Doing the work of anti-racism anti-racism block 13 empowerment human family kings of joy lgbtqia+ making a difference Feb 01, 2022

Doing the real work of anti-racism takes soul searching, emotional untangling, taking responsibility, deep intellectual effort, and staying in communication. This is the work that many people of colour are left to do when a situation requires them to do the ethical thinking and communicating...

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5 daily tips to starting the New Year afresh block 13 empowerment habits human magnetism somatic coach Jan 05, 2022

If you're not leaping out of bed to start the New Year, don't worry, you're not alone. It takes something to shift from the holiday season back into a routine - even one that you know is good for you. Whether you're returning to work, your business, or study, let's not pretend that the transition...

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Menopause, Marriage & Motherhood podcast with Karen O'Connor block 13 gift to the world human family kings of joy lgbtqia+ media queer queers of joy show ponies somatic coach Dec 23, 2021

Karen O'Connor is one of those people who has an infectious smile and is a joy to be around.  Not only is she the host of the podcast Menopause, Marriage & Motherhood, but she also has an insatiable curiosity and cares deeply about people. She asked to interview me after hearing me share...

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1 cup of rice until Christmas block 13 gift to the world human family kings of joy queers of joy Nov 05, 2021

After the excitement of the last online show of Queers of Joy, where the Kings of Joy were interviewed and Lucretia, Festo and Fahad shared their dire situation in Block 13 and performed a harrowing lip sync to "We are the World, We are the Children...", the hype wore off quickly with a sobering...

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