At this point in my life -- where I'm learning how to allow myself to have desires and feelings (about things like kids or family or love relationships) and not censor them before they're even allowed to emerge -- being with someone who's interested in imposing emotional limits from the start is a bad idea.
“My mom gets offended by me cooking broccoli. It’s deep, dude.”–Grover, Epsiode 6.5 of FemmeCast
Don’t forget to bring FemmeCast with you home for winter break. A little queer fat femme love on your computer or portable music device will give you an extra dose of glitter and identity politics while taking a break from family excitement!
Episode 6.5: Homo for the Holidays. Running time: 58 minutes.
In this special minisode host Bevin Branlandingham and FemmeCast contributors discuss their strategies for loving themselves and their families during the holidays and throughout the year.
Her cohost for this episode is Big Gay Agenda Correspondent Brian, whose family is Fundamentalist Christian and Southern.
“I am never afraid to say ‘I don’t think I’m going to answer that question.'”–Rachael, FemmeCast Sexpert
“I mostly spend a lot of time online when I go home for the holidays so I blog about the fatphobic things that they say and get support that way.”–Social Justice Correspondent Zoe
“If I can do something that doesn’t hurt me and gives my mother a tremendous amount of comfort, I’ll do it.”–Tranny Superstar Glenn Marla
We read from Self Help Correspondent Genne’s parents’ Holiday Wish Lists!
“Photograph of you in a place that you love” / “A collection of well-written picture books whose themes reflect a commitment to consciously avoiding gender-typing.”
FemmeCast: The Queer Fat Femme Podcast Guide to Life is a FREE 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.
Happy Holidays from FemmeCast!!