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2010-03-19

FemmeCast Episode 10: Courtship is NOW AVAILABLE!

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“Queers are lucky people. The more creative dates we take each other on, the better we’ll all collectively feel.”–Damien Luxe, Epsiode 10 of FemmeCast

Episode 10: Courtship Running time: 93 minutes. FREE!

In this episode host Bevin Branlandingham discusses a queer guide to romance and courthsip.
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Jesse from Brooklyn tells us how he plans dates and how he creates such dapper outfits.
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2 Minute Manners from Jessie Dress (of Austin, TX)! “Show your date that you CARE.”

Damien Luxe proposes ways to court out of towners. “I believe in crush art for friends, exes, romantic interests… what you’re sending them is a physical manifestation that they are being thought of.”
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Bevin discusses courtship and the special elements of dating performers with performance artist Jukie Sunshine. “Come to the door. Don’t honk from the street.”
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Regular correspondents Naima, Zoe, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha discuss how they like to be courted.
“Cook for me. I don’t care if you’re not a good cook.”–Naima
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We continue the Cripping Femme Series with a piece by Margaret Price!

Featured music by Scream Club, Nedra Johnson and Mal Blum!

This episode sponsored by FAT BOTTOM BOUDOIR: PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE REST OF US.

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. Available for FREE download 24/7 at Femme-Cast.com

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2009-07-28

FemmeCast Episode 9: Thinking Big

Below find the show notes. Now I disappear into the wild.

For the time being this episode of the podcast is in two not so gracefully edited chunks, just stream one after the other and you’re good.

“Thinking big, as a queer, as a woman, as a femme, as a fat person, as a disabled person, as any kind of marginalized identity, is a radical act.”–Bevin Branlandingham

Host Bevin Branlandingham asks queer entrepreneurs and artists about their big dreams and big plans!

Diamond Daggers Burlesque founder and artistic director, Amelia Mae Paradise, talks about their big European Tour this Spring. Check out the Bay Area, CA troupe here!
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We unveil the Femme Book Club!
Read along with us! This month: Dorothy Allison’s Two or Three Things I Know for Sure (get your blog posts ready around Sept 1, and ongoing) and then September’s pick, Amber Hollibaugh’s My Dangerous Desires: A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home (Series Q) (blog posts ready around Sept 29, and ongoing)

Sophie’s Favorites:
Book of poetry by Brenda Shaunessy called Interior with Sudden Joy: Poems

Dorothy Allison’s Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

Terri’s Favorites:
Felicia Luna Lemus’ Like Son and Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties (Live Girls)

Bevin’s Favorites:
Shar Rednour’s The Femme’s Guide to the Universe

Ulrika Dahl & Del LaGrace Volcano’s Femmes of Power: Exploding Queer Femininities

Bryn Kelly tells the story of her first MichFest after years of attendance at Camp Trans.

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“It’s like lesbian Disneyland in there.”

Alix Izen discusses The Inverted Eye, discreet fetish antiques. Buy your next decorative item, gift or vintage costume piece from The Inverted Eye and support sex-positive queer entrepreneurship!
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Damien Luxe talks about her monomaniacal search for a van and the adventures seeking her dream took her.

News & Announcements:

Mangoes with Chili Tour, Fall 2009 Austin, Atlanta, places in between!

The Femme Porn Tour,, Late Summer 2009, East Coast

The Fat & Queer Conference, November, 2009, New York, NY

Butch Voices Conference, August 20-23, 2009, Oakland, CA

Zoe’s break-up survival guide on Bevin’s blog!

What we’re listening to:

Music for Men, “Dimestore Diamond”

Mal Blum, “Ode to Kulele”

Axon Damien Luxe, “Femme Tech”

Stay tuned for our next episode, Thinking Big! Part 2 and then A FemmeCast Guide to Courtship, coming soon!

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2009-06-29

New Minisode of FemmeCast Now Available!!

After a brief hiatus, FemmeCast returns with a minisode all about the sweet stuff (or the not so sweet stuff we turn into a good story)!!

Host Bevin Branlandingham is joined by Femme Shark Correspondent Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, hosting live from a road trip journey earlier this Spring.

Miasia tells her favorite story of street harassment, you can find her website and book her bellydancing at Miasia.org
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Bevin relives a drunken adventure in search of an ice cream treat with FemmeCast Sexpert, Rachael, Femme Family NYC Madam of Hospitality Chris and The Gay Dr. Phil.
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Bevin and Leah discuss “cotton candy pink sugar pussy brain” and how you can make it so finding love and good sex doesn’t mean losing yourself, your friendships and values to a content and cow-like existence.

What we’re listening to:

Gravy Train!!!, “All the Sweet Stuff”

Jill Sobule, “San Francisco”

Stay tuned for our next episode, Thinking Big! or A FemmeCast Guide to Courtship, coming soon!

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2009-04-01

FemmeCast Episode 8: That’s My Jam!!

“We’re fierce but not nuts, we’re the Sharks!”–Leah, Epsiode 8 of FemmeCast

There’s so much to be excited for in 2009!

Episode 8: That’s My Jam! Running time: 62 minutes.

In this episode host Bevin Branlandingham and FemmeCast contributors discuss what’s exciting about 2009.
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Femme Shark Correspondent Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and her BBFFF and co-founder Zuleikha Mahmood debut their latest addition to the Queer Lexicography, JAM!
“The reason why the Jam is such a great term is it’s better than any other term out there for the transmasculine genitalia. The Jam is something you want to get up in. We’re talking about the JAMvantage.”–Leah and Zuleikha

Zuleikha (left) is totally wearing a SHARK HAT

Special guest Sea Creature Ally Giant Squid, Amir, talks up the transmasculine first person account of using the term Jam and ways trans people can work to become comfortable with their bodies.
“Embracing the Jam is a way to become a good Sea Creature Ally to the Femme Sharks because it’s all about loving our bodies, embracing our bodies and using humor as a way to resist.”

We debut the Cripping Femme Series with a piece by series curator, Leslie Freeman!

Tara’s Fatshion report highlights her new love for wearing red, white and blue “Now with 20% less irony!”

Featured music by Dance Yourself to Death and Athens Boys Choir!

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. Available for download 24/7 at Femme-Cast.com

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2009-01-28

New Episode of FemmeCast Now Available!

“Asking for help takes its own strength and bravery.”–Genne, Epsiode 7 of FemmeCast

Asking for help is a skill–how do we learn it?

Episode 7: Asking for Help. Running time: 69 minutes.

In this episode host Bevin Branlandingham and FemmeCast contributors discuss their strategies for learning to push past the Steel Magnolias facade and receive help.
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We debut our newest contributor, our Femme Shark Correspondent Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha!
“You can be a mess and still be a powerful Femme. We’re not going to cut down one another when we’re vulnerable.”

Self-Help Correspondent Genne discusses being the partner of someone with a bad drug addiction and how that taught her the importance of asking for help.

We debut the Femmes of Color Roundtable series, moderated by Fatshion and Beauty Correspondent, Tara Shuai.
“My experience of how my race, my fat and my femmeness intersect is that I think that people don’t expect fat East Asians. I feel like a bodily contradiction, simultaneously desexualized and hypersexualized.”

Bevin interviews Jenny Lowery, aka Pidgeon Von Tramp, Queer Fat Femme Burlesque performer with the Von Foxies of Seattle, writer and founding board member of the Bent Writing Institute.

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. Available for download 24/7 at Femme-Cast.com

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2008-12-21

New Episode of FemmeCast! Homo for the Holidays!

Filed under: Events and Announcements,FemmeCast — Tags: , , , , , , — Bevin @ 7:51 pm

“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.
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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.

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Happy Holidays from FemmeCast!!

2008-11-25

FemmeCast Episode 6: The Lesbian Footwarming Syndrome NOW AVAILABLE!

Filed under: Events and Announcements,FemmeCast — Tags: , , , — Bevin @ 1:19 pm

“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.

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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.

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