The Glo Podcast

Activism and Healing with Drag Performer Marti Gould Cummings

Episode Summary

Mark Osmundsen, a Glo teacher, returns this week as a guest host to interview drag performer Marti Gould Cummings, the first non-binary person to campaign for city council in New York.

Episode Notes

“Drag in itself is a form of political action,” Marti Gould Cummings has told The Advocate. “My work not only in drag but in NYC politics has led me to run for city council.” 

Guest host Mark Osmundsen, a Glo teacher, interviews Marti about representation for queer people in city, state, and federal government. They also discuss the healing and self-care practices Marti has adopted to cope with bipolar II disorder, and a suicide attempt. 

Knowing you’re not alone, Marti says, can contribute to healing. And in sharing their struggles, Marti believes, will help others to seek support. 


Marti’s website

Marti on Instagram

Marti on Twitter

Interview with The Advocate

Interview with Vogue

Marti’s TEDx Talk

Monica Lewinsky’s TED talk

GLO classes:

Mark’s class on Glo