I thought for a long time about delaying this episode or simply not releasing it at all, but for all the darkness in the world, we still need art. We need voices of hope. It is Pride month, where we celebrate who we are and how far we’ve come, and where we honor and remember those who came before us.
Stonewall was a riot against police brutality, started by Marsha P. Johnson, a Black, trans woman. We would not have Pride without queer, Black activists.
This Pride in Place episode was inspired in part by the folx at Buddies in Bad Times Theater in Toronto, a space dedicated to the promotion of queer theatrical expression.
The contributors who wished to be named for this episode are:
K. B. Wagers, Twitter @kbwagers, Insta @midwaybrawler
Jill Seidenstein, Slow Bloom
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Join us again on June 19th, when our guest will be Megan E. O'Keefe
For this month's episode, we're joined by Annalee Flower Horne (@LeeFlower). They read the first chapter of their trunked novel, Diamonds in the Sky, and we talk about Esperanto-speaking space-Quakers, source control management, representation, appropriation, mental health, and test-driven development.
Things we mention this episode:
"Seven Things Cadet Blanchard Learned from the Trade Summit Incident," by Annalee Flower Horne, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July/Aug 2014 issue
Mary Robinette Kowal
The Dazzle of Day, by Molly Goss
Occupy Wall Street
Mass Effect 2
Civil Air Patrol
Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
“Carborundorum > /dev/null,” by Annalee Flower Horne, Fireside Quarterly, July 2018
"The Great Divide," Avatar: the Last Airbender season 1, episode 11
Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
The MICE Quotient
"it me, ur smol," by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor
it me, ur smol (Twitter bot)
Join us again on Friday, June 5th, for our Pride in Place special!
This month, friend and neighbor of the show, Sharon Hsu (@pensyf) joins us live in studio (dining room). Sharon reads her story, "Grown-Up Business," and we talk about academia, art, and how terrible capitalism is. Sharon's latest story, "paper, incense, need," is out now in issue 2.3 of Augur Magazine. You can get much more of Sharon, along with co-host Charis Ellison, on their podcast, As My Wimsey Takes Me.
Join us again on January 17th, 2020, when we'll be joined by World Fantasy Award-winning author C. L. Polk!