Episode 17: A Queer Catholic Experience with Zinzy Nev Geene

Zinzy Nev Geene is a Dutch queer Catholic activist and facilitator. She lives in Amsterdam where she has a day job as a digital designer and, on the side, she fosters safe places for queer people to “just be.” She calls it being a queer facilitator.  She is on the board of the emerging organization Vine and Fig co, a online space for queer Catholics to find support along their spiritual journeys. 

We talk about what ‘queer’ means. We talk about a lot of Catholic stuff, including novenas and uncomfortable pews. You don’t want to miss what she observes about Christianity on Pinterest and the authentic reality of Christianity in our lived human experiences. 

* trigger warning: there is some talk in this episode about violence done to queer people in the world. 

Episode 19: Episode 19: Getting Real with Gabrielle Blair On a Mission

Today we are talking with Gabrielle Blair. You might know her from blogging and social media as Design Mom. She is a powerhouse in the world of blogging and design. She has six (!) children and currently lives in Normandy, France where she’s renovating a couple of properties, blogging many times a week, and basically killing it as an entrepreneur. In our conversation, we talk about Mormonism 101, her personal spirituality, and her take on divisive political issues. Listen along as Gabrielle takes us on a basic sex ed class emphasizing how to prevent unwanted pregnancies (and she’s the mother of 6 – we best listen). We go behind the scenes of the writing and publication of her pieces about gun violence, dealing with Trump supporters, plus – don’t miss why she says men have zero interest in lowering the number of abortions in the United States. Trigger warning: we talk about suicide within the LGBTQ+ community and gun violence in the U.S. and also the impact of guns in suicide Also – a warning – this podcast talks about adult topics like abortion and gun violence. Parents, I encourage you to exercise caution when deciding whether to listen within earshot of the young ones. Learn more about Mormonism Read about the Mormon Patriarchal Blessing My Twitter Thread on abortion Twitter thread on guns not being the answer to protecting your family Defund the police Hey Trump Supporters: I Don’t Make Content For You Forgiveness post  What Are Your Thoughts on a Female God?   Follow Gabrielle @designmom on Instagram and Twitter.     Find complete show notes at http://www.molleendupreedominguez.com
  1. Episode 19: Episode 19: Getting Real with Gabrielle Blair
  2. Episode 18: Episode 18: A Radical, Eucharistic Life with Jamie L. Manson
  3. Episode 17: A Queer Catholic Experience with Zinzy Nev Geene
  4. Episode 16: Holy Boldness with Lydia Tinajero Deck
  5. Episode 15: Doing the Work Your Soul Must Have with Casey Stanton

Other resources Zinzy mentioned: 

Vine and Fig Co

Vine and Fig Queer 101 Series

9 Things to Know About the Daf Yomi

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