Christa Couture reading from Eli Clare’s Brilliant Imperfection and discussing society’s labels.
We all have labels – some are given to us, and some, we give ourselves. Christa Couture says that how you word those labels can make all a difference. Christa is a brilliant woman with many labels: she’s queer, indigenous, disabled, a writer, a musician, a broadcaster, and a mother. In today’s show, she reveals how these labels do and do not define her and the pressures that come with them.
Christa reads from ‘Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure’ by Eli Clare. [reading begins at 16:30]
Hear us talk about:
- Acceptance and empowerment: “My body is good enough.” [23:04]
- “I am not the broken one here; it’s the ideas that are broken.” [25:55]
- Moving beyond shame. [29:27]
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Christa Couture book: How to Lose Everything: A Memoir
Eli Clare: Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure
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