Tamsin Davis-Langley is a white, queer, nonbinary trans femme from a multiethnic family who grew up poor. They spent most of their adult work life as the “tech-savvy” person in a non-technical office, and are now pursuing a career in digital communications. Their academic path began in liberal arts, detoured through computer science, and ended with a degree in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Washington. Their work explores the ways subcultural communities intersect with non-normative expressions of gender and sexuality. They've written about how the problems of abuse and predation in subcultures are linked to the power dynamics inherent in those groups. Under their nom de plume of Misha Magdalene, they're the author of Outside the Charmed Circle, a book about gender, sexuality, and spirituality.
April 28th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 mins
Tamsin Davis-Langley talks about who is a person? A loaded question, we know. After touching on the concepts of hegemonic norms and privilege and power, Tamsin ideates on “fringe communities,” subcultures, and intersections, using the Queer community as an example. We end on the brilliant idea that individual experiences are not universally applicable and have a few key takeaways from the conversation.