Welcome to the Queer Fat Femme Blog Guide to Life, chronicling Bevin Branlandingham’s relentless pursuit of joy. Featuring advice, glitter, fat fashion, travel, performance recaps, community building and sardonic anecdotes from the life of a Queer Fat Femme artist and community leader.
About Bevin in the chatty “you’re reading about my life” way:
Someone just told me they thought I was three different people because I do so many things. I have a lot of interests, but mostly it comes down to trying to make the world safe for people to love themselves, regardless of their differences. My career goal is to be a talk show host with a show about self-love. My current incarnations of that talk show are this blog, my monthly performance and dance party Rebel Cupcake, quarterly performance art salon Cupcake Cabaret, FemmeCast, and other media projects. To pay the bills I was most recently a Shop Girl at Re/Dress NYC, and after that closed I’m looking for full or part time work in a lot of different fields. I also have a small law practice and sometimes get brought to colleges and other places to present workshops or perform. I’m working on a memoir about coming out into body liberation activism. I live in Brooklyn with a roommate, two persian cats and a Shih Tzu named Macy.
About Bevin in the professional third person:
Bevin Branlandingham’s mission is to make the world a safe place for people to love themselves, regardless of their differences.
Bevin Branlandingham is “an ultra-rad warrior for self-acceptance.” [Autostraddle.com] She is the Host and Producer of FemmeCast: The Queer Fat Femme Podcast Guide to Life and author of the popular blog QueerFatFemme.com. She is an emcee, writer, drag, burlesque and comedy performer and “Plus Size Party Girl” according to Time Out New York. She hosts and produces the monthly performance and dance party Rebel Cupcake and quarterly performance art salon Cupcake Cabaret. She was a Shop Girl at the iconic fashion destination Re/Dress NYC for the entire three years it was open. She has most recently served as Co-Head Madam of Femme Family, the New York Chapter of the Femme Mafia, on the steering committee for the Fat and Queer conference and the media committee for the Femme Conference. In 2008 Bevin received a Commendation from the Mayor of Jersey City for her work with the LGBT community. She was a 2011 top entrepreneur in GO Magazine. Her writing has been published in numerous periodicals, including most recently Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme and she has performed throughout North America. Her mission is to make the world a safe place for people to love themselves, regardless of their differences. Her website (including blog, calendar of events and workshops) is found at QueerFatFemme.Com.
To book Bevin for a workshop or performance, email queerfatfemme at gmail dot com.
“Bevin is a Fancy Muppet on a Mission”, Autostraddle.com, June, 2010.
Check out this interview with Bevin on Charlotte Cooper’s blog from June, 2009.
Bevin Branlandingham on fat activism in Reuters! Obesity becoming U.S civil rights issue for some, April 28, 2009.
Bevin in Time Out New York on how to meet fat girls in NYC. February 12, 2009.
Bevin Femmeceeing the Femmes of Power Launch Party in Atlanta, GA, July, 2009.
Bevin Femmeceeing the Kentucky Fried Woman Show, March 2009.
Bevin performing Draglesque at the Kentucky Fried Woman Show, March 2009.
Bevin performing her “Cupcakes: Growing Up a Queer Fat Femme” at her show Cupcake Cabaret, San Francisco, CA, March 2009
There’s a surprise ending so you just get a teaser here. See it live!!
Bevin hosting Speaking of Femme at the Femme Conference, Chicago, IL, August 2008.