Sapphic Skywalkers: Not Safe For Kids

Sapphic Skywalkers: Not Safe For Kids

Today, Lynn and Natalie talk the new Last Jedit Trailer! Then we move on to talk about totally Jedi badass, Luminara Unduli. We are then join by Amy Wishman to discuss why violence seems to be appropriate for kids but not queer relationships or characters.

You can find the podcast on Twitter @SapphicSkywalk and you can email us at [email protected]. You can also find us on the Not Saf for Work podcasting network feed and website where you can also check out some other cool shows!

Sapphic Skywalkers: Don’t You Forget About Shmi

Sapphic Skywalkers: Don’t You Forget About Shmi

This week, Lynn and Natalie talk about a character who deserves everyone’s love and admiration: Shmi Skywalker, First of her Name, Mother of Jedi and Legends. Then we delve into the larger topic of older and more “motherly” characters being sidelined and not seen as marketable.

You can find the podcast on Twitter @SapphicSkywalk and you can email us at [email protected]. You can also find us on the Not Saf for Work podcasting network feed and website where you can also check out some other cool shows!

Heteronormativity At Hogwarts Part 1: Witches, Werewolves And Wish Fulfillment

Heteronormativity At Hogwarts Part 1: Witches, Werewolves And Wish Fulfillment

Celebrate going back to Hogwarts this September. This two part Harry Potter special discusses how heterosexual Muggle norms have been replicated in the wizarding world.

Part two explores witches, werewolves and wish fulfillment. In this episode Rowan discusses how queer readings reinforce the important themes about love and friendship in Harry Potter.

Content Warnings: Brief mentions of rape and pedophilia.

Follow Queerly There on Twitter, and subscribe via iTunes or your favourite podcast app!

Heteronormativity At Hogwarts Part I: Dumbledore, Dormitories And Dancing

Heteronormativity At Hogwarts Part I: Dumbledore, Dormitories And Dancing

Celebrate going back to Hogwarts this September! This two part Harry Potter special discusses how heterosexual Muggle norms have been replicated in the wizarding world. Part one delves into Dumbledore, dancing and dormitories.

Content Warnings: Brief mentions of rape and pedophilia.

Follow Queerly There on Twitter, and subscribe via iTunes or your favourite podcast app!

Sapphic Skywalkers: Queer & A

Sapphic Skywalkers: Queer & A

Lynn and Natalie answers some listeners questions and play Shun, Marry, Date! Also, find out why Lynn thinks the great and wise Yaddle is her soulmate.

You can find the podcast on twitter @SapphicSkywalk and you can email us at [email protected]. You can also find us on the Not Saf for Work podcasting network feed and website where you can also check out some other cool shows!

Sapphic Skywalkers: Inqueeriority Complex

Sapphic Skywalkers: Inqueeriority Complex

[NEW PODCAST ALERT: Sapphic Skywalkers has joined the Not Saf For Work podcast network! Give them a big warm welcome with their latest episode, and find their previous episodes on the Sapphic Skywalkers feed on podcast apps.]

In today’s episode, Lynn and Natalie dive into the recent news, fangirl over Hera Syndulla, and talk about what it’s like being bi/queer in fandom.

You can find us on twitter @sapphicskywalk and you can email us at [email protected]

Queerly There 02: Steven Universe – Representation Rocks!

Queerly There 02: Steven Universe – Representation Rocks!

This episode is a love letter—to giant women! Join Rowan as they discuss representation done right by Rebecca Sugar and the Crewniverse in the wonderfully diverse show, Steven Universe.

Follow Queerly There on Twitter, and subscribe via iTunes or your favourite podcast app!

Queerly There 01: The Sexuality That Must Not Be Named

Queerly There 01: The Sexuality That Must Not Be Named

While media slowly gets more progressive, many of us can’t help but notice the erasure of certain things… such as the word “bisexual”. Queerly There’s first episode dives into bi erasure, characters who dare not speak the sexuality, and what this means for bisexual and queer fans who are left ignored by writers.

Look At Me Talk About Things

Look At Me Talk About Things

Hey all!

I’ve been a little (a lot) absent from my site (and other places) for the past month and a half for a couple specific reasons: travel, health, and organizing podcast things. I went to Canada, USA, Wellington, Australia, and then came home to be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. It’s been an intense few weeks! But more on that stuff later.

For now, here are the recordings of the talks and panels I did while travelling and some little write-ups about the events I was lucky enough to experience. Travelling for a month and being accepted to speak at multiple events was a huge privilege, and though I’m paying for it now with my health, I wouldn’t have had April any other way.

Play By Play

Read More

To See Ourselves in Fiction

To See Ourselves in Fiction

I’ve always been that person who constantly and consistently fights for other people–be it for better or worse–but has never worried too much about herself. When it came to representation in media, I’ve always been vocally backing up that yes, we need trans people, we need people of colour, we need asexuals and aromantics and all the other facets of the LGBT+ umbrella.

But I never really worried about myself, I never felt I needed to see people I identified with in the shows, books, games and movies I love. Sure, I was bitter at the utter refusal from shows like Orange is the New Black to use the b-word (bisexual, the word is bisexual), but I reiterate that actually seeing a bi gal on the silver screen didn’t feel vital to me. Other people needed (and still do need) that representation more.

And then The Legend of Korra happened. Read More