While Shannon was visiting Portland, Oregon, she got to meet up with the amazing Jack StockLynn. Jack is a transgender aerialist who creates and produces spectacles with his own circus, Sir Cupcake’s Queer Circus. In this episode, Shannon and Jack discuss the roles of gender in circus, Jack’s process for creating work, and strategies to cope with some of the universal issues that plague humanity.

Find Jack StockLynn online: http://www.sircupcake.com

On Instagram: @thesircupcake

Find Sir Cupcake’s Queer Circus online: https://www.sircupcakesqueercircus.com

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This podcast is dedicated to CIRCUS. Aerialist, Shannon McKenna interviews guests from acrobats in Cirque du Soleil to circus therapists and everyone in between. Learn the backstage lives of those who flip, twist, sparkle, and shine under the big top.

Shannon McKenna is an internationally recognized circus performer and coach. For the past decade, she has been a freelance artist: giving workshops and classes across 7 countries and working on and back stage for both traditional and contemporary circus shows in the US, Portugal, Germany, and Australia. She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a concentration on post-modern physical theater (how’s that for a mouthful?). She founded The Artist Athlete in 2018 as a means to produce educational materials for aerial artists and a podcast in which she interviews experts in the circus industry about their careers. If you’re reading this, you’re probably listening to it. Thank you!

She currently lives in Atlanta, GA USA, but gravitates towards whichever circus community is the warmest.

Find her online: www.theartistathlete.com

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