audio and videos!
This page includes audio & video clips of my spoken word performances, my various music projects, plus a slew of interviews with me from over the years...
Julia’s spoken word performances
The following are videos (and in a few cases audios) of my spoken word performances and readings throughout the years:
The following trans-themed slam poems can be found on my YouTube channel:
Cocky, Sleeping Sickness, Vice Versa, and Mix and Match -- more to come in 2017!
Posers (a reading from a chapter of my in-progress Kat Cataclysm debut novel 99 Erics - the piece begins around 3:10 into the video).
Smells Like Teen Dystopia, The Sex Which Is Not One, Mr. Prince, and Poetry Slammed (four Kat Cataclysm pieces that I read while on tour with Sister Spit in 2016). I narrated
Camp Trans, one of several transgender-themed short documentaries in the We’ve Been Around series. reading from my 2013
(courtesy of Seattles Speakers Forum on KUOW Public Radio). Excluded book tour
Desirable (a piece that I read at Girl Talk 2013)
Baby Talk and First Date (pieces that I read at Girl Talk: A Trans and Cis Woman Dialogue 2012)
Young, Elders, and Contagious (three pieces from the 2012 show The Biggest Quake: New thinking on the San Francisco AIDS epidemic) an excerpt from
Cherry Picking (a piece that appeared in the anthology ) Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary
On the Outside Looking In (spoken word piece performed at TransForming Community in 2005; the full-length version appeared as a chapter of my book ) Excluded a performance of the slam poem
Mix and Match at Viva Variety in August, 2003.
Julia’s music projects
In addition to writing and performing spoken word, I also happen to create music in the noise pop/indie rock genre.
My current solo music project is called *soft vowel sounds* and I recently released my first record . Ray versus Macbeth and the Music Box, part one
Videos for two of the songs from that release ( Music Box and the Lola parody Ray) can be found on my YouTube channel. You can listen to audio tracks from of rest of the record below:
The most successful of my past music projects was Bitesize, for which I was the guitarist-vocalist-primary songwriter. A few of our tracks can be listened to below. Our entire discography can be perused on the Bitesize Bandcamp site.
interviews with Julia
The following are audio and video clips of interviews and panel discussions that I have participated in (listed roughly in reverse chronological order). Additional print interviews with me can be found on my press page...
The BiCast interviewed me about my forthcoming book , my Outspoken new fiction, bisexuality, and other topics on October 10, 2016.
Sex, Please! Radio (KPFK 90.7 FM) interviewed me -- the show aired in November 2016.
Live With Bria interviewed me on October 23, 2016.
PDX Trans Pride Radio w/ DJCaptiveKatt interviewed me in October 2016.
Jessica Valenti of interviewed me about “Saying the f-word” on August 6, 2016. The Guardian I participated in a
Bay Area Book Festival panel called Disruptors: Writing for Social Change along with Aya de Leon, Chinaka Hodge (moderating), and Rebecca Solnit on June 5, 2016.
The Queer Life interviewed me on September 11, 2015.
Julia Serano on Transfeminism, Gender, Biology, and Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, an interview with me on the VoiceAmerica show Sex Out Loud, hosted by Tristan Taormino, July 17, 2015.
The BiCast (a bisexual-focused podcast) interviewed me on July 14, 2015.
HuffPost Live interviewed me on June 11, 2015 about the controversy surrounding the recently published Elinor Burkett New York Times essay “What Makes a Woman?”. You can watch here (my segment runs from about 6:50 thru 14:20).
The Learnding Show On SURG FM (in Sydney, New South Wales) interviewed me in May, 2015. My
book tour reading in Seattle (at Elliott Bay Book Company, December, 2013) was recorded and broadcasted on Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive Speakers Forum on KUOW Public Radio. The Pacifica station KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA) program Against the Grain aired
Nurture, Not Nature?, an interview with Julia about . Originally aired November 25, 2013. Excluded and her views on the nature-versus-nuture debate with regards to gender and sexuality I was one of the interviewees on the Al Jazeera show
The Stream episode on Is the T in LGBT being overlooked?, Sept 10, 2013.
Nia King’s podcast two-part interview with me from 2013, listen to part one & part two. The Southern California radio show
Feminist Magazine interviewed me about trans feminism on November 27, 2012.
GRITtv interview with me (and Naomi Clark & Jules Rosskam) on the politics of being transgender, originally aired January 11, 2010. Watch it here!
TransFM.org, Ethan St.Pierre interviewed me about cis terminology and other matters, originally aired July 5, 2009.
Against the Grain.KPFA interview about my contribution to the anthology , originally aired April 29, 2009. Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape Listen here!
In/Out of Focus, Broadening a Feminist Lens: Gender, Non-Conformity and the Media was a panel that I participated in at Women, Action and the Media! (WAM!) Conference in April 2009.
Emilia Lombardi (host of Radio Free Transburgh) podcast interviewing me and Talia Bettcher about our responses to Alice Dreger’s defense of J. Michael Bailey’s book The Man Who Would Be Queen in the sexology journal Archives of Sexual Behavior . (issue 37, no. 3) Listen here!
Trans-Ponder podcast interview with me, originally aired July 7, 2008. Listen here!
Seal Press podcast interview about . Whipping Girl Listen here!
SRS-online podcast interview November 2007 (episode #32). Listen here!
Strictly Confidential interview about ENDA and a bit about the Bailey controversy on October 18, 2007. Listen here!
Velvetpark Magazine/Ourchart video interview about Whipping Girl, October 2007.
Emilia Lombardi (host of Radio Free Transburgh) podcast interview with me about my book Whipping Girl, August 2007. Listen here! Interview about
on the Whipping Girl KALW 91.7 FM San Francisco program Out In The Bay, originally aired June 28, 2007. Listen here! In 2005, KQED invited me to interview Susan Stryker and Victor Silverman about their documentary
. The interview can be downloaded at Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria this link (note: it is a Real Media file).
GenderTalk interview about my poetry, February 9, 2004 (episode #447). Listen here!
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