In case you haven't heard, there were two brutal murders of queer people of color this week (details below). The same week as Transgender Day of Remembrance. I can't really articulate my feelings, mostly, they are a mix of rage, overwhelm, sadness, grief, irritation and helplessness--a lot of crying while reading twitter. I also can't believe shit like this is still happening. Matthew Shepard was murdered over a decade ago. I remember those vigils, but for some reason these hit closer to home. Maybe it's because I have been out of the closet so much longer, maybe it is because more of my friends and lovers are gender nonconforming now. Maybe I am more wholly in my body and self so I feel entitled to express the rage in my heart when it happens instead of dissociating.
“Don’t let improvements in public health cloud your romantic judgment.”–Kelli Dunham, Episode 6 of FemmeCast
Episode 6: The Lesbian Footwarming Syndrome.*
In this episode host Bevin Branlandingham discusses the ways in which queer fat femmes are critically engaged in their relationship status. Running time: 67 minutes.
Fatshion correspondent, Tara, teaches us how to convert dresses for winter wear. Like this!
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha talks about scarcity and dating.
“Sharks do not take anything except prime pieces of sirloin. We do not apologize for our hunger.”
Naima reviews The Secret. “What kind of credentials do you need to become a ‘visionary’, anyway?”
We have a round table on the cultural capital of couplehood.
We welcome writer and activst Gina De Vries and world class Belly Dancer Miasia to FemmeCast. Technical Editor Anna break the veil of silence to discuss singlehood.
And, we react to the election results. (See Bevin on Gawker from the NYC Prop 8 Protest!)
*The concept of The Lesbian Footwarming Syndrome, as introduced by Kelli Dunham, is “You’re a lesbian, I’m a lesbian, let’s keep each others’ feet warm.” With no further considerations for happiness, sustainability or compatibility.
FemmeCast: The Queer Fat Femme Podcast Guide to Life is an audio newsmagazine for Queer Fat Femmes, Fatshionistas of all sexualities and Queers of all genders. Hosted by Bevin Branlandingham with a cadre of regular contributors, we’re discussing dating, fat fashion, social justice, friendships, sex, gender, tranny talk, culture, travel, community and feature new music by Queer artists. A whimsical This American Life meets a radical queer how-to novel with MTV generation timing, FemmeCast will keep listeners laughing, connected and inspired.