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10 Design Matters Episodes to Listen to as You Celebrate Pride



In honor of Pride—not to mention the Supreme Court’s ruling this week to protect civil rights in the workplace (!)—we’ve pulled together 10 of our favorite Design Matters episodes celebrating LGBTQ+ creatives.


Give their inspiring stories a listen—and then go out and discover more of their work. We promise: The cache of creative output by these minds does not disappoint.



Tea Uglow

Uglow battled and broke beyond the bonds of expectation as she fully evolved into herself—creating a universe of brilliant, future-facing work in the process.



Saeed Jones

Jones has had an extraordinary life of adversity and achievement—and in his new memoir, he pulls no punches as he brings it all to the page.


Chip Kidd

In his latest appearance on Design Matters, Kidd joins Chris Ware to discuss Wares new book, Rusty Brown, comics and life.


Lisa Congdon

From finding and focusing in on your artistic voice to staying passionate and purposefully driven, creative sherpa Congdon helps listeners take their work to new heights.


Alison Bechdel

Bechdel reveals how identifying as a lesbian at a young age led to a career of cartooning.


Thomas Page McBee

In his journey, McBee traversed trauma and wound up in the ring at Madison Square Garden, brimming with a host of wisdoms on gender, identity, feminism and masculinity.



Nico Muhly

Muhly, a composer, discusses his music—and the musicians who interpret it.



Carmen Maria Machado

Machado reflects on a life of creativity and her breakout short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties.


Shantell Martin

“Who are you?” It’s a question Martin has relentlessly pursued her entire life, from her childhood in the projects of London to unexpected fame as a VJ in Japan to her career as an artist in New York City today.



Chani Nicholas

A self-described “late bloomer,” Nicholas pursued different career paths before finding her future in both the least and most likely of places: the stars.


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