Season 1: Episode 04 // Part 4: Movement (Featuring Mary Ann Thomas)

I don’t love packing or unpacking. But I love the in-between movement, the actual act of moving your body from one place to another. In this episode, which touches on my drive from LA to NYC, we find a celebration of motion, movement, moving, migration, and all that comes along with it.

In this episode we talk to writer, long-distance cyclist, and travel nurse, Mary Ann Thomas, a queer brown daughter of Indian immigrants, about home, home in migration, and home in movement.

Photo by  Daniel Baylis

Photo by Daniel Baylis

Photo by  K.ho

Photo by K.ho

Photo by  K.ho

Photo by K.ho

Follow Mary Ann Thomas on Instagram @postcardsfrommat

Buy Asking for Elephants, the chapbook that Mary Ann co-authored with Daniel Baylis: Independent Option! Corporate option (Amazon).

Want to hear more of Mary Ann Thomas… check out these podcasts:

She Explores Episode 83: Bike Touring is About More Than Just Bikes

Real Talk Radio with Nicole Antoinette: Mary Ann Thomas on Long-Distance Cycling, Vulnerability, and Giving Yourself What You Need.

Or read some of what Mary Ann has written:

She Explores: Road Trip in a Red State

Autostraddle: Unlikely Hikers: Creating Space For Everyone On The Trail, One Group Hike At A Time

And thanks to Addy Polet for submitting a voice memo that was included in this episode. Find Addy here!

Also, I made a short playlist Spotify playlist based on some of the music that I listened to while writing the “Movement” episode script. Find the playlist here!