Stories Of Disruption

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the disruption Podcast is About Activating Big, Bold Change.

The Disruption Podcast is focused on creating big, bold change through the disruption of systems and institutions that cause harm to others and through disruption in your own personal life leading you to find pathways to your own purpose, freedom, and power. We believe that disruption in these spaces activates transformational impact across society.

We are Tracey Breeden and Michelle Pelton, the hosts of The Disruption Podcast. We are queer activists, passionate about driving change, who will share our personal stories of disruption with you and lead you through discussions with fellow disruptors, including other activists and advocates, leaders on the inside and outside of organizations, and notable friends and influencers. We hope to inspire and activate you towards the big, bold change that you want to see in yourself and in the world.  

We will dig deep into those personal stories and into pressing topics like creating safe spaces and belonging, advocating for social change through activism in the most difficult places, personal elevation and radical leadership through living authentically, and sex positivity. We’ll even talk about closing the orgasm gap! It can get pretty serious, but we’ll also love, laugh, and weave lightness into our time together. The truth is disruption of self and the systems that surround us is not easy, and often requires us to lay down our safety. It all begins with giving ourselves permission to take that first step into personal truth and power. Look around and know you are not alone. We and our fellow Disruptors are people from all walks of life on that journey with you. Get ready to disrupt! 

Ep 16: Disrupting the Music In You: Building Community For Female & Non-Binary Artists Through Music featured image

Ep 16: Disrupting the Music In You: Building Community For Female & Non-Binary Artists Through Music

10/03/23

In this episode, we are in conversation with Sarah June, an independent singer-songwriter based in Phoenix, AZ, about just how powerful and transformational music can be. Sarah June writes songs with vivid and nostalgic details, using her lofi sound filled with layered delicate vocals and guitar as a way to feel at home in the world. Whether on record or in person, her music invites you on a journey that’s both familiar and thought-provoking, allowing us to explore her approach to her art and artistic community and how she focuses on elevating and celebrating female and non-binary-fronted bands and artists through hosting Femmes of Phoenix, a local house show series.

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Ep 13 Part 2: The First Disruptors: Lessons From 50 Years of Friendship

08/22/23

In the second part of our conversation with Carolyn and Kathay, the fierce and brilliant women we’ve come to love, we’re diving into the heartwarming journey and impact of their friendship that has spanned over 50 years. Join us as we explore the valuable insights they’ve gained from their enduring bond and the profound impact of community-building inside the classroom, in your local community, and in your friend groups!

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Ep 13 Part 1: The First Disruptors: The Generation That Ignited Movement

08/08/23

In this episode of The Disruption Podcast, we sit down with two remarkable guests and some of our favorite humans, Carolyn and Kathay, to delve into what it was like to be part of their generation of pioneering change through a discussion of their disruptive journeys, the evolution of human rights, women’s rights then and now, and the power of community.

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Ep 12 Part 3: Disrupting Your Trans Understanding: Trans 101 with TNET

07/25/23

In this, the last episode in our three-part series with Stacy and Charlie, these lovely humans come together to give us a crash course in the trans experience. Their organization, TNET (Transgender/Nonbinary Education & Trainings), is an education-focused agency owned, founded, and staffed by trans educators Stacy and Charlie through which they offer trainings, workshops, and print materials designed to help all people understand and interact with trans and nonbinary people more compassionately and effectively.

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Ep 12 Part 2: Disrupting Your Understanding of the Trans & Nonbinary Youth Experience with Charlie Alexander

07/11/23

In this second part of our three-part series, we have the pleasure of chatting with Charlie Alexander (they/them) about everything from how gender-affirming care is suicide prevention to some realities of parenting as a non-binary person.  Charlie is a trans and nonbinary parent to two kids who, after winding up pregnant at age 17 without access to any support, resources, or assistance, became ferociously passionate about educating folks on important topics such as sexual health, boundaries, consent, radical love, all things sex-, sexuality-, and gender-related.

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