Juliet is an Australian mum, sexologist, and traveler extraordinaire. She talks about all that and more in this lovely interview.
Over the years, frontwoman Khaela Maricich’s lyrics have been equal parts heartbreaking and tender, caustic and clever, and the new self-titled album is no exception.
“I’m still not sure how any of it happens.”
Mel won the Kipper Clothiers campership this time around, and you’ll know why when you see her amazing style. A third-time camper and longtime reader, she talks about Toronto, working at a hotel, her Filipino family, and (duh) A-Camp.
“Diversity in any show will make that show stronger. It’s just hard to stay interested in the opinions of 87 straight white dudes in a row.”
Charli is a “fat, body positive, queer/pansexual Native American girl from North Dakota” and she has a lot of things to say, especially about addiction, depression, music, and being a good person.
Mandi is the creator of Queerituality.com, a project we told you about a few months ago. She shared the inspiration behind that project, more about her own spiritual journey and how it intersects with her queer identity, and her favorite writers, books, and news sources.
Emily talks about the badass A-Camp tumblr she runs and her camp feelings, her incredible rainbow hair, and how she wants to collaborate with all of you power queer Straddlers.
Shelby lives in Chicago and is on track to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She talks about A-Camp, her wedding, and the costumes she makes for sci-fi conventions.
Amanda is a 24 year old student in veterinary medicine and comparative biomedical sciences at Cornell University who is both a cat researcher and a ball python handler!
Monique talks about being Mexican and queer in Arizona, her favorite artists, and her adorable dog Elliot (who is an extremely well-behaved road trip travel companion.)
If you have read Autostraddle even once, it’s likely that you’ve seen some of Marika’s brilliance in the comment section. She is one of our most frequent commenters, and she was kind enough to chat with me about science, hammocks, food, and family.
Laverne Cox talks about trans* representation in media, relating to her character and what it’s like being a trans* actress in tv.
“By the way, just to keep the record straight, I was fucking HER! She wasn’t “fucking Lea DeLaria”! I’M THE TOP!”
Lynare is a 42 year old dapper lesbian living in Miami, Florida and she told me about seducing her roommate in the Navy, what dapper style means to her, and how the community has changed over the past twenty years.
“When one of my lovers said that she wished she had an instruction manual for my body, I took that and responded to it pretty literally.”
Aimée talks about her femme identity, what it’s like to have lupus, and the cultural differences between the United States and Ireland.
We talk about being a queer filmmaker, guilty pleasure movies, and the complicated politics of sex scenes.