Pride Series Day 9 we talk to Neila Karassik. Neila Karassik is a writer/producer based in Toronto, Ontario. She's obsessed with movies and is currently writing a book... about movies. She also owns ways too many records but regrets nothing.
Pride has become corporatized in many towns across the United States and across the world over the years. Pride started as a riot for LGBTQ+ rights and having the ability to go to a bar without being policed by the cops. I would imagine Marsha P. Johnson and the other rioters never thought corporations would ever be such a huge part of Pride. Although not everyone appreciates how corporatized Pride has become over the years in some ways it shows how far we have come from the Stonewall Riots.
Meet Neila Karassik (she/her)
Neila Karassik is a writer/producer based in Toronto, Ontario. She's obsessed with movies and is currently writing a book... about movies. She also owns way too many records but regrets nothing.
In this episode, we talk about:
- Corporate Pride
- Trans Marc in Toronto
- Swimming as a trans person
- Privilege and Inclusivity
“It creates a lot of visibility and it’s a lot of fun.” – Neila Karassik
“My heart goes out to all the people who are in the closet that go to pride.” – Neila Karassik
“As a trans person, “What would you do if you had a day without cis people?” – Neila Karassik
“I went from being presumably a heteronormative white male, which is the most invisible thing.” – Neila Karassik
“I traded all that privilege to be myself and be happy, because all that privilege didn’t mean shit for me if I was so upset and extensionally unhappy with my life before and not feeling congruent with who I was.” – Neila Karassik
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