Currently Browsing: queer
If you’ve been feeling as hopeless as I have lately, you need to read Sarahland, Sam Cohen’s super queer, super sparkly debut collection of short stories. I borrowed it on audiobook from Libby because the algorithms put it in a list of similar titles to Violent Bent Backwards Over the Grass (previously my favorite audiobook, readers may recall).… read more.
The next queer artist that FF2 is celebrating this Pride Month is sculptor, writer, and filmmaker Savannah Knoop, best known for portraying the public persona of JT LeRoy, a literary hoax.
Savannah was born in San Francisco in 1981 to a family of artists, their mother being both an artist and acupuncturist and their father working as a documentary filmmaker.… read more.
Happy Pride! Today, in honor of Pride month, FF2 is celebrating influential singer and queer icon Chavela Vargas! Chavela’s revolutionary musical style, as well as her defiant rejection of heteronormativity, spoke to her listeners and influenced the work of queer artists of future generations.
Born in San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica on April 17, 1919, even at a young age Chavela dedicated herself to her dream of singing, bravely leaving her home for Mexico at 17 to give herself a better chance at a professional music career. … read more.