learning to breathe in our trans bodies
this practice was developed and recorded on the unceded and sovereign lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. I pay my respect to their elders past, present and emerging. support First Nations people by clicking here.
this practice is called transomatics. trans, because it is for our community. somatics, coined by Thomas Hanna, meaning “the body as experienced from within”.
artwork and editing by Fury: Fury has been writing poetry since they were 12. After a brief but intense stint in Melbourne’s spoken word scene, they settled into journalism and queer advocacy. They have recently branched out into writing for screen. see a collection of their work here.
audio editing by Iris Lee: Iris hates bios, but somehow sometimes is a writer. She has previously worked in hospitality and cleaning, makes community radio, and believes in collective social change. She is a white settler, queer and trans. see some of her work featured on Archer Magazine.
music by Tahl Katz: aka the producer/singer Queen Daddy. They refer to themselves as an RnB pop-daddy; with cute and cheeky lyrics sandwiched together with an RnB beat and soft pop-jazz vocals. stream their work on Spotify.
accessibility: most movement is done while lying on your back, or seated however is comfortable for you. i recommend having a rug, towel or blanket between you and the floor. you may also want a cushion for your head when lying down. episodes four and five involve standing and walking. transcripts are available as PDF and WORD documents for each recording.
episode one: skin
this episode will explore the skin we live in. we will get to know how the skin truly embodies us.
episode two: psoas
here we get to know the internal workings of our body, and how they all connect through our muscles, ligaments and fascia.
episode three: gut
our organs are the inner clockwork that keep us moving. Here we explore how we can take care of these vital parts of our bodies.
episode four: gravity
here we will actively engage with gravity, and strengthen our bond between our body and the earth.
episode five: dance
bonus episode! this one is to dance to, and celebrate your body.