The Leftscape welcomes writer and activist Kel Monroe in Episode 52. Ask The Bi Guy is Kel’s latest endeavor. He’s putting his skills and knowledge toward helping those who want to do better in the world of dating and forming healthy, positive relationships. From creating classes to assisting with rewrites of online profiles to one-on-one coaching, the Ask the Bi Guy project is gearing up to help people of any gender make higher quality connections. Spoiler alert: This creative man with the lived experience of successful dating and authentic relating has a secret mission. It’s to reframe old scripts around dating and masculinity, dispel outmoded myths, and by facilitating better communication and more fulfillment, make the world a better place.
The News for this episode starts off with some show-related and personal notes. Robin Renée, Mary McGinley, and Wendy Sheridan welcome new listeners from around the world who connected with The Leftscape from a popular post on International Nonbinary Day. Wendy shares about her new mandalas, aka “Wendalas,” on Etsy and Instagram. Robin describes an upsetting event on the beach (Trigger warning for abusive behavior and trauma). The national news is an exercise in overwhelm and outrage fatigue with racist tweets against “The Squad,” a proclamation honoring an early KKK leader, migrant detentions, the Jeffrey Epstein case, and too much more. A bright spot continues to be the inspirational talent and forthrightness of Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. women’s soccer team.
In the Blanket Fort segment, Mary shares enthusiastically about the healing experiences she has through dancing to music that evokes the elements. Here is a playlist of some of the sounds she loves. Other reasons to celebrate include National New Jersey Day, National Love is Kind Day, Whistleblower’s Day, Lughnasadh/Lammas, National Minority Donor Awareness Day, National Coloring Book Day, and National Underwear Day. August is International Peace Month, Water Quality Month, Happiness Happens Month, Black Business Month, and Back to School Month. Birthday salutations go out to Amelia Earhart, Jennifer Lopez, Bindi Irwin, Iman, Scott Mathews, Mick Jagger, Helen Mirren, Jerry Casale, Soulja Boy, J.K. Rowling, and Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis.
The Leftscape – the shape of progressive conversation: “Ask the Bi Guy, Kel Monroe! (Episode 52)”