June 2, 2020

Pride Series - Cap Blackard

Pride Series - Cap Blackard

The next episode in the Pride Series is with Cap Blackard who you might remember from episode 39. Cap Blackard is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in writing, illustration, and podcasting. She's the showrunner of the award-winning audio drama, The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, a queer horror-comedy; co-creator the forthcoming animated series, Lightning Dogs; and is Mother Brain of Omniverse, her media company focused on storytelling podcasts. Her forthcoming series, TRANScend is a genre-bending autobiography exploring her transgender journey and the interconnectedness of all things.

Introduction

Queer Celebration is something we have been publicly celebrating for over 50 years now. Pride month may only be once a year in June, but it is celebrated by all LGBTQ+ individuals and our allies every day of the year. Despite the fact that Pride has become commercialized over the years and corporate America has gotten its greedy hands in it, pride is still very important to have and to celebrate today. 

 

 

Meet Cap Blackard (she/they)

 

Cap Blackard is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in writing, illustration, and podcasting. She's the showrunner of the award-winning audio drama, The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, a queer horror-comedy; co-creator the forthcoming animated series, Lightning Dogs; and is Mother Brain of Omniverse, her media company focused on storytelling podcasts. Her forthcoming series, TRANScend is a genre-bending autobiography exploring her transgender journey and the interconnectedness of all things.

 

Podcast Episode

In this episode, we talk about:

-       Queer Celebration

-       Pride Festivals

-       Corporate Pride

-       Interconnectedness of people

 

Quotables

 

“It’s so important to me that Queer celebration at large is referred to as Pride.” – Cap Blackard

 

“ I choose to feel pride no matter the hardships I have endured or anything my belief in who I am and my willingness to celebrate that aspect of my life is something I am proud of.” – Cap Blackard

 

“It’s so much more than a weekend pride festival” – Kayden Taylor

 

“There is more than your heteronormativity.” – Cap Blackard

 

“Pride needs to be everyday.” – Cap Blackard

 

 

Resources

 

Zebra Coalition

https://www.zebrayouth.org

 

26 Health (formerly known as two-spirit health)

https://www.26health.org

 

 

Find Cap Blackard

 

Omniverse Media

https://www.omniverse.media

 

Cap’s Transcend/Neon Bath Project

https://www.patreon.com/capblackard

 

Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program

https://www.cthulhumystery.com

 

Cap on Twitter

https://twitter.com/CapBlackard