Episode 16: Queering the Age of Aquarius with Dr. Serena Chopra

We deep dive with Dr. Serena Chopra, a multitalented and multifaceted teacher and artist. Join us for a fascinating and thought-provoking conversation about the different approaches to time, what we mean when we describe something as “queer,” turning our personal trauma into collective defense, and the role of mysticism in creating what comes next. It’s not just about examining the structures we live in, we also have to turn those structures on their heads to approach them differently. We hope you leave this conversation with the same sky-eyed perspective we did. Afterwards, Sarah is all jazzed up on Aquarius vibes and Emily talks about energy, because we’re both kind of hippies.

Featured poem is “Seduction After the Great Plains” by Dr. Serena Chopra. Featured music is “Love Yourself” and “The Only Point” by our own Emily Yates – a preview of her about-to-drop new album, Notes to Self and Others. All tracks appear courtesy of the artists

Connect with Dr. Serena Chopra


The Brain is Wider Than the Sky


Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity by José Esteban Muñoz

The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study by Stefano Harney & Fred Moten

A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia by Gilles Deleuze

Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others by Sarah Ahmed

Les Guerilleres by Monique Wittig

The Portable Kristeva by Julia Kristeva

Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture by Lisa Robertson

Your Healing Is Killing Me by Virginia Grise

Ideal Suggestions: Essays in Divinatory Poetics by Selah Saterstrom

What the Folk · Episode 16: Queering the Age of Aquarius with Dr. Serena Chopra

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