June 4, 2020

Pride Series - Vic Self

Pride Series - Vic Self

Today on the Pride Series I interview Vic Self. A trans man originally from New Zealand who relocated to Philadelphia around 2015. Victor Self is a proud Aotearoa/New Zealand native who immigrated to the United States almost 5 years ago and began transitioning to male just over one year ago. He is proud of his journey towards celebrating himself as a fat, queer trans man in recovery. He has a varied background in theater, comedy, sex work, insurance, and as a Casino dealer. He lives with his lovely partner in West Philadelphia, where he is currently exploring a Jewish life and intersectional organizing. He is also beginning to intern as a dog trainer and dreams of helping service dogs help all kinds of people. He is honored to be a part of an intersectional trans discussion wherever and whenever they occur.

Introduction

Pride in New Zealand vs. USA might be different but the main focus of what Pride stands for and the mission of Pride is the same. We must continue for inclusivity to exist across the world. From Philadelphia to Aotearoa we need to keep our focus on this and continue to bring pride across the world. 

 

Meet Vic Self (he/him/his)

 

Victor Self is a proud Aotearoa/New Zealand native who immigrated to the United States almost 5 years ago and began transitioning to male just over one year ago. He is proud of his journey towards celebrating himself as a fat, queer trans man in recovery. He has a varied background in theater, comedy, sex work, insurance, and as a Casino dealer. He lives with his lovely partner in West Philadelphia, where he is currently exploring a Jewish life and intersectional organizing. He is also beginning to intern as a dog trainer and dreams of helping service dogs help all kinds of people. He is honored to be a part of an intersectional trans discussion wherever and whenever they occur.

 

Podcast Episode

In this episode, we talk about:

-       Visibility for the trans community

-       Political non-sense going on

-       Pride organizations

-       Commercialized Pride Events

 

Quotables

 

“I think it’s important for the visibility for it.” – Vic Self

 

“This point in time politically its very precarious particularly for trans people and gender non-conforming people.” – Vic Self

 

“I hope there are my trans people getting on boards for pride organizations together.” – Kayden Taylor

 

“My hope is that it becomes more than just L & G Pride.” – Kayden Taylor

 

“One of the good things of Pride being so commercialized now….it gets the right people exposed to pride exposed to pride.” – Vic Self

 

Resources

 

Everybody Everybody

https://www.instagram.com/every.bodyeverybody/

 

Find Vic

 

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/tehcomplicator/