Originally sent out 18-8-2018
End of “Topless Topics TV” / Birth of “Topless Topics Show”
- What is Topless Topics? (#FreeTheNipple / Topfreedom Equality / Feminism)
I finally buckled down and put together a sort of “Crash Course in Topless Topics,” basically trying to explain in five minutes or less what Topless Topics is, what inspired it, and addressing a very small number of the insults/complaints/troubles I’ve run into since I started making these videos over half a decade ago. It’s not perfect, but hopefully it can serve as an intro to newcomers without spinning into endless rants and rationalizations as I am wont to do :p (Still planning on doing a series of Frequently Screamed Insults videos in the future too, hopefully with some cohosts to help distill my rage. Sorry for constantly overusing the word “hopefully.” Ugh.)
- Topless Topics Interviews: Dr Chris Stroop, #exvangelical journalist, about Kavanaugh Hearings
- Original Topless Topics TV video Reposts
- Topless Topics Events: Portland Slutwalk 2018 !
After attending last year’s Slutwalk, I wanted to make sure I went this year as well, and boy I was not disappointed. The above link contains a page with all the videos from the event embedded for playback, everything from interviewing a dude with a sign screaming “ALL YOU SLUTS ARE GOING TO HELL” to interviewing the chillest female topless equality supporter I’ve ever met, and of course footage of the actual march itself! Can’t wait for next year’s! (Though I’d be even happier if we could make progress on the equality front and not need protest rallies like slutwalks…)
- Comedy/Poetry Show SlutTalk @ The Funhouse Lounge!
While I was attending the Slutwalk, I found out from some of the other marchers about the planned “afterparty,” a comedy/poetry show at The Funhouse Lounge in Portland. Luckily I was able to attend, and the performers were so kind as to give me permission to record their show! I’m really hoping to be able to film proper interviews/cohosted videos with them in the future, maybe even have some of them on as regular guests!
- Topless Topics Update: State of Mom’s Cancer, Compromising Between Content Creation and Parenting
As we’ve talked about in past videos, my mom has been dealing with cancer for several years now. It’s a “slow growing” cancer and thankfully when they first found out about it, she was responding fairly well to the medications they had at the time. Well, now those medications have stopped affecting her cancer, but wait! There’s a fancy new shot from Europe just recently developed that’s had amazing results! That’s the good news–the bad is that the shot is very, very expensive, and so the insurance companies are dragging out their responsibilities as long as inhumanly possible, likely hoping their patients will die out before they have to spend any money on new shots. Even as I type this, we’re anxiously waiting for Kaiser PErmanente to get off their greedy asses and arrange the shot for my mom, but there’s not much we can do other than keep calling their offices to ask for an update and wait. Here’s an unplanned video I shot with her talking about her experiences with cancer, the difficulties of parenting while vlogging, and basically just letting off some steam while we wait.