8/29/2021 – Episode 3 | Tending our Garden: Reflections on Healing and Accountability
In this episode, we’ll be exploring how our community navigates healing and accountability. Some questions we muse over, include: What are some of the things trans and queer API people are healing from, and what does that look like? What is accountability and who are we holding ourselves accountable to?
Content warning: This episode does include mentions of violence and transphobia. There is a gentle reminder before each section so you can skip certain parts if you like.
7/18/2021 – Episode 2 | Juicy fruit: the ripe time to talk about relationships
In this episode, we asked community members to explore love, intimacy, and relationships. What does love mean for each of us and what does love beyond romance look like? How has our understanding of love changed over time? And how do we navigate being in relationship with each other?
Content warning: This episode mentions issues of sex, touch, and conflict. There is a gentle reminder before each section so you can skip certain parts if you like.
6/13/2021 – Episode 1 | Sharing our Harvest: Fruits of QTAPI Movement Organizing
In this episode, we asked 30+ trans, queer, Asian and Pacific Islanders to explore their relationship with movement work. What is community? What is organizing? And what does movement work even mean?
Content warning: this episode mentions issues of homophobia, transphobia, and anti-blackness. There is a gentle reminder before each section so you can skip certain parts if you like.
About the Podcast
Since the Dragon Fruit Project (DFP for short!) was founded in 2012, over 200 community members have taken part in creating and activating trans and queer Asian and Pacific Islander hxstories in the Bay Area. In March 2020, a group of DFP volunteers and storytellers were planning a long-awaited reunion and report-back, also known as “Dragon Fruit’s Return.” Due to COVID-19, the reunion was indefinitely postponed and volunteers pivoted towards producing the Dragon Fruit Podcast, which serves the purpose of re-engaging community members in sharing their learnings, challenges, and celebrations from being a part of Dragon Fruit Project.
As we sustain the work of TQAPI hxstory making, the Dragon Fruit Podcast serves as a transformative portal for us to document our past, present, and futures.