6/13/2021 – Episode 1 | Sharing our Harvest: Fruits of QTAPI Movement Organizing
In this episode, we asked 30+ trans, queer, Asian and Pacific Islanders to explore their relationship with movement work. What is community? What is organizing? And what does movement work even mean?
Content warning: this episode mentions issues of homophobia, transphobia, and anti-blackness. There is a gentle reminder before each section so you can skip certain parts if you like.
About the Podcast
Since the Dragon Fruit Project (DFP for short!) was founded in 2012, over 200 community members have taken part in creating and activating trans and queer Asian and Pacific Islander hxstories in the Bay Area. In March 2020, a group of DFP volunteers and storytellers were planning a long-awaited reunion and report-back, also known as “Dragon Fruit’s Return.” Due to COVID-19, the reunion was indefinitely postponed and volunteers pivoted towards producing the Dragon Fruit Podcast, which serves the purpose of re-engaging community members in sharing their learnings, challenges, and celebrations from being a part of Dragon Fruit Project.
As we sustain the work of TQAPI hxstory making, the Dragon Fruit Podcast serves as a transformative portal for us to document our past, present, and futures.