And she has a Carol wall.
If The Merry Spinster seems almost fixated on gender, it’s because Ortberg began participating in gender therapy and exploring identity while writing it, and “It turns out I’m trans!”
Behind every great indie film is a great woman. Or, as “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” shows, an entourage of them. Autostraddle spoke with director Desiree Akhavan about making the film that won the Sundance 2018 Grand Jury Prize for Drama and got gay teens in Montana on screen.
Talking about Kristen Stewart, gems, lesbian tropes, Girl Scout crushes, swine flu, the apocalypse and more with award-winning queer writer Carmen Maria Machado.
Also, of course: Who really killed Jenny Schecter?
“Sexual justice has to adapt. The alternative is awful.”
Heather Hogan chatted with Cameron and Rhea about touring as a married couple, their #1 selling comedy album, and what’s next in their plan for global domination.
I didn’t get to be at the set for the whole shoot, because I was teaching last year. I went once with my wife Erica and we got to go for a few days. I was in a daze of disbelief, touching people like, “Are you real?”
We’re discussing We Were Witches and sharing a brilliant interview with author Ariel Gore. Come join Autostraddle Book Club – the comments are wide open and we wanna hear everything you’ve got to say about this book.
I can’t think of sixth grade without thinking of Iah. She was the friend I could never quite believe I had: smart, outspoken, well-liked across all social groups. Naturally, I always wondered what became of her.
Imagine my delight when the answer turned out to be “gay rabbi in Ohio.”
You know what one of my most common questions at school visits is? “How do you come out?” Kids actually ask me this, in front of their peers and teachers. It’s unbelievable to me, it’s so brave.
“We got asked if we were sisters-in-law. Like we had brothers or something –”
“Like, no, we’re married to each other.”
“They really couldn’t wrap their heads around us.”
Two years ago Julia Weldon fell into a coma after top surgery; she’s back with a new album full of hope.
Natasha and Elise talk about what’s in store for their characters in the upcoming feature-length Carmilla movie.
With her 20th studio album out and a tour with Andrea Gibson on the horizon, the li’l folksinger talks politics, activism, and why she’s still getting happier as she gets older. She also called me babe.
“Some people don’t like how many queer characters or NPCs are in our campaign, or when either of the women on the show talk too much. Anyone feminine in our society is still expected to be quiet, subservient, and apologetic. Of course I’m not going to make myself or my character more palatable for anyone else’ sake.”
Jasika Nicole, Jazz Jennings, Laura Zak, Shadi Petoski, and Tyler Ford open up about the joy of working on Danger & Eggs and what it would have meant to them when they were younger.
“Vibes. It’s all about the energy I share, the energy we share with one another. Whether in public or in private, in romance or otherwise. I think about the deepest times in my life and how I dealt with them through music with a bounce, catchy melodies and poetic sentiments.”
I followed trans adult film-maker Chelsea Poe on a DIY world tour.
“This wholesale group exclusion of a person based on an accusation that they are somehow dangerous without any opportunity for that person to describe why they think this charge is happening or how they are experiencing it, or for anyone to look at the order of events that produced this accusation or the history of the person accusing — I mean, this is the definition of injustice.”
An A-Camp love story to help ease your comedown!