This season of the Amplify Podcast is a dedicated platform for University of Waterloo students to openly discuss the challenges they face in navigating academia while holding marginalized identities. This space is one to honour their journeys, discover supports and allow those of us at the margins to see our stories centered.
These episodes address sensitive topics that some listeners may find triggering or emotionally challenging.
Topics include unhealthy coping mechanisms, mentions of suicidality, and homophobia. We want to ensure that our listeners are aware of the content discussed and encourage self-care. If you find these subjects distressing, please consider whether it's the right time for you to listen. Your well-being is important to us.
A non-exhaustive list of supports and resources have been made available on this page along with specific resources for each episode.
New episodes will be released Thursdays starting November 23rd
"You Are Not Alone": Finding Moments of Kindness as a Trans Refugee (ft. X"
Runtime: 36 minutes and 27 seconds
In this episode, Binuki is joined by X (he/him), who speaks about immigrating to Canada from Iran, claiming refugee status, and experiencing the world as a racialized trans man. He candidly shares the challenges he grappled with in achieving his dream of studying Engineering at UWaterloo and the impact the kindness of strangers have had along the way. X touches on topics of transphobia in public and familial spheres, toxic masculinity, mental health, and 2SLGBTQIA+ connections.
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