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Issue 06 features: Radical mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau • Chelsea VonChaz, founder of #HappyPeriod which provides menstrual hygiene kits to the homeless who would otherwise go without • Con las Amigas y en la Casa - a support network of queer feminists advising women on how to obtain & take the abortion pill in Chile (where it is illegal), Queer WOC artist, activist, & musician, Cristy Road • first woman to hike the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail, Emma "Grandma" Gatewood • Navajo/Jewish indigenous peoples activist, artist, & educator, Emma Robbins • photographer and installation artist known for work exploring issues of cultural identity as a self-identified mixed-race woman, Genevieve Gaignard • award-winning owner of edible and topical medical marijuana lines, Maya Elisabeth • visual artist who focuses on themes related to the environment and feminism, Portia Munson • founder of Black Girl Magik, an online and offline platform catered to women of color, Shydeia Caldwell
Interview with SafeWordSociety Founder Kristen McCallum
By: Rachel Lee
Photo by: Amanda Stosz
“Do you believe that sex is a prerequisite for commitment? Could you be in a long-term relationship without it?” “How can we liberate some of the heteronormative and toxic relationship models that we still fall into?”
These are just some of the questions included in Visibility Packs, a discussion-based card game for safe space discourse launched several weeks ago by SafeWordSociety. Originally a podcast, SafeWordSociety is a QTPOC (queer, transgender people of color) visibility company founded by CEO Kristen McCallum. Kristen started the project with a group of friends in Brooklyn last February, and now works to fill the gaps of QTPOC visibility in media in as many ways as she can; her mission to increase visibility is clearly working – the SafeWordSociety podcast has been highly reviewed by listeners across the QTPOC spectrum, and has gained an international listenership.
SafeWordSociety has grown over the last year from just a podcast to a blog, consultation and production for mission-aligned organizations, and a product line. With a live tour and new products in the works, Kristen is optimistic that “everything is going all the way up” and SafeWordSociety will become a cornerstone for queer visibility and community.