Wednesday, 6 March 2019

BBC's NB Podcast Review!

BBC Sounds have just published the first two episodes for the new podcast 'NB', which explores what it is like to be non-binary and to come out in a world where everything is either 'male' or 'female'. The podcast is presented by Caitlin Benedict, who recently came out as non-binary and talks about their struggles in the show, and Amrou Al-Kadhi, a non-binary filmmaker, writer and drag artist.

The podcast itself manages to include quite a wide range of experiences from the LBGT+ community, including people of colour, different religious backgrounds and intersex voices. Having a show that brings publicity to the lesser known parts of the LGBT+ community really helps to show the impact that support can have on you. 

The show also talks about addressing trans people, including some history on the evolution of language and just how far back gender neutral pronouns go. It also addresses what it feels like for a trans person to have the correct pronouns used for them in a natural way, and how something so simple and easy as that can make a big difference.

Overall, it's great to see a podcast that talks about non-binary so openly on the BBC and although the show does feature some strong language, I would definitely recommend watching it whether you are non-binary or not. It gives a valuable insight into what it is like to be non-binary, as well as a history into how the topic gender has been treated by different cultures.

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