1. Part 8 of "Gender Failure" by Ivan Coyote & Rae Spoon - Danger

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    Are we gender failures, or is it the gender binary that fails us by limiting our identity, our means of expression? In this last section of Ivan and Rae's performance of Gender Failure both artists meditate on living as a trans person, the pronouns and identities they have had to take on over the years. They share the comments they get from others, what they expect (or can't) from people's reactions and how they navigate society's expectations of their gender. They end this section of their performance by performing Rae's "dangerdangerdanger." ivan e . coyote is a writer, performer, and the author of seven books published by Arsenal Pulp Press: the story collections Close to Spider Man, One Man’s Tash, Loose End, The Slow Fix, and Missed Her ; the young adult collection One in Every Crowd ; and the ReLit Award-winning novel Bow Grip . Ivan is the co-editor (with Zena Sharman) of the acclaimed anthology Persistence: All Ways Butch & Femme . Ivan was a long-time columnist for the LGBT newspaper Xtra! Originally from the Yukon, Ivan is a resident of Vancouver, BC. ivanecoyote.com Rae Spoon is a musician/writer/workshop facilitator originally from Calgary, AB. Rae has been nominated for a Polaris Prize, toured internationally and released six solo albums, the most recent being My Prairie Home (2013). Rae is the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist First Spring Grass Fire. They are the subject of a National Film Board documentary entitled My Prairie Home, which was released in Canada in 2013 and debuted in the US at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Rae lives in Montreal, QC. raespoon.com

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    • Part 7 of "Gender Failure" by Ivan Coyote & Rae Spoon - Who Do You Think You're Fooling

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      In this part of Gender Failure Rae Spoon performs the song "Who Do You Think You're Fooling" which Ivan Coyote asked them to write in memory of Rosie. ivan e . coyote is a writer, performer, and the author of seven books published by Arsenal Pulp Press: the story collections Close to Spider Man, One Man’s Tash, Loose End, The Slow Fix, and Missed Her ; the young adult collection One in Every Crowd ; and the ReLit Award-winning novel Bow Grip . Ivan is the co-editor (with Zena Sharman) of the acclaimed anthology Persistence: All Ways Butch & Femme . Ivan was a long-time columnist for the LGBT newspaper Xtra! Originally from the Yukon, Ivan is a resident of Vancouver, BC. ivanecoyote.com Rae Spoon is a musician/writer/workshop facilitator originally from Calgary, AB. Rae has been nominated for a Polaris Prize, toured internationally and released six solo albums, the most recent being My Prairie Home (2013). Rae is the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist First Spring Grass Fire. They are the subject of a National Film Board documentary entitled My Prairie Home, which was released in Canada in 2013 and debuted in the US at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Rae lives in Montreal, QC. raespoon.com

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      • Part 6 of "Gender Failure" by Ivan Coyote & Rae Spoon - YouTube Gender

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        "Are you a dude or a chick?" was one of the many comments Rae Spoon got when they shared their first YouTube video. They had hoped to get feedback on the song's content but found that viewers were more concerned about their appearance and gender than the song. Rae turned the comments they received into a song that goes along to the tune "Come On Forest Fire Burn the Disco Down." ivan e . coyote is a writer, performer, and the author of seven books published by Arsenal Pulp Press: the story collections Close to Spider Man, One Man’s Tash, Loose End, The Slow Fix, and Missed Her ; the young adult collection One in Every Crowd ; and the ReLit Award-winning novel Bow Grip . Ivan is the co-editor (with Zena Sharman) of the acclaimed anthology Persistence: All Ways Butch & Femme . Ivan was a long-time columnist for the LGBT newspaper Xtra! Originally from the Yukon, Ivan is a resident of Vancouver, BC. ivanecoyote.com Rae Spoon is a musician/writer/workshop facilitator originally from Calgary, AB. Rae has been nominated for a Polaris Prize, toured internationally and released six solo albums, the most recent being My Prairie Home (2013). Rae is the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist First Spring Grass Fire. They are the subject of a National Film Board documentary entitled My Prairie Home, which was released in Canada in 2013 and debuted in the US at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Rae lives in Montreal, QC. raespoon.com

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        • Part 5 of "Gender Failure" by Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon - Gender Failure Theme Song

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          Ivan and Rae mix the Gender Identity Interview for Adults (FtM) with beats and video to create the Gender Failure theme song. Can you resist singing along? ivan e . coyote is a writer, performer, and the author of seven books published by Arsenal Pulp Press: the story collections Close to Spider Man, One Man’s Tash, Loose End, The Slow Fix, and Missed Her ; the young adult collection One in Every Crowd ; and the ReLit Award-winning novel Bow Grip . Ivan is the co-editor (with Zena Sharman) of the acclaimed anthology Persistence: All Ways Butch & Femme . Ivan was a long-time columnist for the LGBT newspaper Xtra! Originally from the Yukon, Ivan is a resident of Vancouver, BC. ivanecoyote.com Rae Spoon is a musician/writer/workshop facilitator originally from Calgary, AB. Rae has been nominated for a Polaris Prize, toured internationally and released six solo albums, the most recent being My Prairie Home (2013). Rae is the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist First Spring Grass Fire. They are the subject of a National Film Board documentary entitled My Prairie Home, which was released in Canada in 2013 and debuted in the US at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Rae lives in Montreal, QC. raespoon.com

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          • Part 4 of "Gender Failure" by Ivan Coyote & Rae Spoon - The Rest of My Chest

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            In this section of their performance "Gender Failure" Ivan Coyote tells the story The Rest of My Chest from the print collection "Gender Failure." ivan e . coyote is a writer, performer, and the author of seven books published by Arsenal Pulp Press: the story collections Close to Spider Man, One Man’s Tash, Loose End, The Slow Fix, and Missed Her ; the young adult collection One in Every Crowd ; and the ReLit Award-winning novel Bow Grip . Ivan is the co-editor (with Zena Sharman) of the acclaimed anthology Persistence: All Ways Butch & Femme . Ivan was a long-time columnist for the LGBT newspaper Xtra! Originally from the Yukon, Ivan is a resident of Vancouver, BC. ivanecoyote.com Rae Spoon is a musician/writer/workshop facilitator originally from Calgary, AB. Rae has been nominated for a Polaris Prize, toured internationally and released six solo albums, the most recent being My Prairie Home (2013). Rae is the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist First Spring Grass Fire. They are the subject of a National Film Board documentary entitled My Prairie Home, which was released in Canada in 2013 and debuted in the US at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Rae lives in Montreal, QC. raespoon.com

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            • Part 3 of "Gender Failure" by Ivan Coyote & Rae Spoon - Rosie

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              In Part 3 of the Ottawa performance of "Gender Failure" Ivan Coyote tells their story of Rosie, a young transgendered woman, that lived in their building in the 1980s. Rae joins Ivan near the end of the story with for a duet of the song "Joan." ivan e . coyote is a writer, performer, and the author of seven books published by Arsenal Pulp Press: the story collections Close to Spider Man, One Man’s Tash, Loose End, The Slow Fix, and Missed Her ; the young adult collection One in Every Crowd ; and the ReLit Award-winning novel Bow Grip . Ivan is the co-editor (with Zena Sharman) of the acclaimed anthology Persistence: All Ways Butch & Femme . Ivan was a long-time columnist for the LGBT newspaper Xtra! Originally from the Yukon, Ivan is a resident of Vancouver, BC. ivanecoyote.com Rae Spoon is a musician/writer/workshop facilitator originally from Calgary, AB. Rae has been nominated for a Polaris Prize, toured internationally and released six solo albums, the most recent being My Prairie Home (2013). Rae is the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist First Spring Grass Fire. They are the subject of a National Film Board documentary entitled My Prairie Home, which was released in Canada in 2013 and debuted in the US at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Rae lives in Montreal, QC. raespoon.com

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              • Megan Lane-Someday We Will Leave this Town (Official Music Video)

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                Official music video for "Someday We Will Leave this Town" from Megan Lane's latest album Sounding the Animal, produced by Hawksley Workman. This song is a co-write between Megan Lane and Rae Spoon, with input from Hawksley Workman. Music Credits: Megan Lane: lead vocals, guitar, & bass Hawksley Workman: drums, synth, and gang vocals Rae Spoon: gang vocals Regent Park School of Music Choir: gang vocals Label: Coyote/Wolf Records Video Credits: Director: Marc Magnusson Producer: Eileen McCurdy Production Company: Bellows Media (http://bellowsmedia.tv) We gratefully acknowledge FACTOR and Creative Saskatchewan's financial support in the making of this video. Many thanks to our furry friends (the kids and adults) and to Tom Wilson (the hunter) for their contributions to the story! www.meganlane.com

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                • Part 2 of "Gender Failure" by Ivan Coyote & Rae Spoon - I Wanted You to Think I Was a Cowboy

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                  This is Part Two of "Gender Failure" by writer and storyteller Ivan E. Coyote and musician Rae Spoon as performed at the Ottawa International Writers Festival at our Spring 2014 Festival. In this section Rae explains where they came from and the uncles they looked up to growing up. Ivan accompanies Rae on accoustic guitar and vocals when they sing "Cowboy." ivan e . coyote is a writer, performer, and the author of seven books published by Arsenal Pulp Press: the story collections Close to Spider Man, One Man’s Tash, Loose End, The Slow Fix, and Missed Her ; the young adult collection One in Every Crowd ; and the ReLit Award-winning novel Bow Grip . Ivan is the co-editor (with Zena Sharman) of the acclaimed anthology Persistence: All Ways Butch & Femme . Ivan was a long-time columnist for the LGBT newspaper Xtra! Originally from the Yukon, Ivan is a resident of Vancouver, BC. ivanecoyote.com Rae Spoon is a musician/writer/workshop facilitator originally from Calgary, AB. Rae has been nominated for a Polaris Prize, toured internationally and released six solo albums, the most recent being My Prairie Home (2013). Rae is the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist First Spring Grass Fire. They are the subject of a National Film Board documentary entitled My Prairie Home, which was released in Canada in 2013 and debuted in the US at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Rae lives in Montreal, QC. raespoon.com

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                  • Part 1 of "Gender Failure" by Ivan Coyote & Rae Spoon - Janine and I

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                    This is Part One of "Gender Failure" by writer and storyteller Ivan E. Coyote and musician Rae Spoon as performed at the Ottawa International Writers Festival at our Spring 2014 Festival. In Part One Ivan & Rae share their stories of Girl Failure. Coyote tells the story of their fallout with childhood friend Janine, and Rae Spoon shares an embarrassing story about having to perform in gym class. Together Ivan and Rae create "Gender Failure" a multimedia exploration and exposé of their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and ultimately, how the gender binary fails us all. ivan e . coyote is a writer, performer, and the author of seven books published by Arsenal Pulp Press: the story collections Close to Spider Man, One Man’s Tash, Loose End, The Slow Fix, and Missed Her ; the young adult collection One in Every Crowd ; and the ReLit Award-winning novel Bow Grip . Ivan is the co-editor (with Zena Sharman) of the acclaimed anthology Persistence: All Ways Butch & Femme . Ivan was a long-time columnist for the LGBT newspaper Xtra! Originally from the Yukon, Ivan is a resident of Vancouver, BC. ivanecoyote.com Rae Spoon is a musician/writer/workshop facilitator originally from Calgary, AB. Rae has been nominated for a Polaris Prize, toured internationally and released six solo albums, the most recent being My Prairie Home (2013). Rae is the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist First Spring Grass Fire. They are the subject of a National Film Board documentary entitled My Prairie Home, which was released in Canada in 2013 and debuted in the US at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Rae lives in Montreal, QC. raespoon.com

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                    • RaeSpoon YEAH at Chick*Lit Bookstore Vienna

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                      13.05.2014 Song: Come On Forest Fire Burn The Disco Down

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