Sinéad Burke: [00:00:07] Hi. I’m Sinéad Burke, and this is a new podcast from Lemonada Media called, As Me with Sinéad. I describe myself as a teacher, a learner, a daughter, as a sister, an activist, and I happen to stand at 3 foot 5 inches tall, because I’m also a little person. How do you describe yourself?
Tig Notaro: How do I describe myself? I would say, I don’t know that I’ve been asked how I describe myself. I feel like people always ask how do people describe you?
DeRay Mckesson: I think of myself primarily as an activist and organizer in the work, and then the other ways I think about myself is as like a brother, I’m a son, a good friend. Yeah
Jamie Lee Curtis: [00:00:54] I would describe myself as a artist in residence and a work in progress.
Glenda Jackon: Well one of the truly interesting things I’ve found about getting to this age is the inside you, my inside me, is from about 15 or 16, which I have to say was one of the worst times in my life but I now have the experience of knowing it does get better. But the envelope that carries that inside me around is increasing disobedient. You know, my fingers won’t do what I tell them to do or my knees aren’t as flexible as I would like them to be.
Kulap Vilaysack: [00:01:39] I am a Lao American woman who is thirty nine years old. I am a showrunner, writer, director, former actor, community builder, nice nice like Dude.
Justin Tranter: [00:01:56] How do I describe myself personally and professionally? Personally, I am a great friend. I try to be. Try to be a great sibling. Try to be a great child. I identify as queer and gender nonconforming and then professionally, I identify as a songwriter and an activist.
Tig Notaro: I do describe myself as very no nonsense, but 100 percent nonsense.
Sinéad Burke: There’s so much more to come from me and an incredible group of friends about what it’s like to be all of us as we build empathy and a better world together.
You just heard from Tig Notaro. DeRay Mckesson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Glenda Jackson, Kulap Vilaysack and Justin Tranter. And that’s just the beginning.
Find As Me with Sinéad on Apple or wherever you get your podcasts.