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Mohawk author Janet Rogers discusses native sexuality, identity, and using poetry to heal and celebrate.

Janet’s soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/janet-marie-rogers

Daphne Odjig | Sex and Aging | Residential Schools | E. Pauline Johnson | The Bear Clan | Respectibility politics | Missing and murdered indigenous women | Ojistah Publishing | Movement to acknowledge tribal lands in modern place names

E. Pauline Johnson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._Pauline_Johnson

Cultural Assimilation of Native Americans https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_assimilation_of_Native_Americans

Daphne Odjig: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_Odjig

Native Waves Radio: https://nativewaves.wordpress.com/

Happy Pride!

Author Lev Rosen talks with Allison about:
Gay respectability politics | from Gay YA to Slutty YA | Majoring in Victorian sexuality | Being the “wrong kind” of queer | Gay movies that were filmed in Ohio | Queer super powers | Confronting trolls | The “Taupe-ening” of gay culture | Why everyone should have to come out | Just because you lived it, doesn’t make it art | The trauma of a heterocentrist society | the rarity of male POV in YA | Monogamy is a great choice, if it’s a choice | Having your art misinterpreted |

Plus, learn fun details about his newest novel, Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) releasing in October.

New York Review of Books Article “In Y.A., Where Has All the Good Sex Gone?”

Preorder Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) here. Releasing October 30

Lev on Twitter

LevACRosen.com

Other LGBT books and films we mentioned:

Simon Versus the Homosapien Agenda

The Duff

All The Dirty Parts

Grasshopper Jungle

Release by Patrick Ness

Edge of Seventeen 

Gypsy 83

L.I.E. (starring a baby Paul Dano)

Bright Colors and Bold Patterns by Drew Droege (a stage play in New York City)

We love LA! Arts consultant and author Beth Pickens joins Allison to discuss the practicalities of being an artist.

We talk about living in cities, the importance of community for artists, making art during fascism, how to keep your art practice from destroying your mental health, the queer legacies in art, and so much more.

More topics:

Nostalgia | Protestant work ethic | Internalized ableism | Wealth Disparity | Bootstrap Myth | Expanses of time as anathema to the creative process | LA is a cookie jar | The value of creative skills | Failure as liberation | Politicized bodies | Misery isn’t solidarity | Creating an art making ritual | The role of community for artists | Inverted hierarchy of priorities

It’s balm for your art-making soul!  Beth’s Website: http://www.bethpickens.com/

Beth on Instagram: http://instagram.com/bethpickensconsulting

Buy Your Art Will Save Your Life

Writer Baruch Porras Hernandez talks shipping, slashing, and other ways readers make their fan-fiction sexy.

Plus:

* Acting skills for writers

* Goths love Wuthering Heights

* Literature as a competition

* The need for queer heroes

* Mexican comic book characters for the win!

* How fans can improve canon works.

Shipwreck SF:  http://www.booksmith.com/shipwrecksf

Iceman (Marvel comic) http://marvel.com/comics/series/23096/iceman_2017_-_2018

Read more about Baruch: https://baruchporrashernandez.wordpress.com/

Artgasm Patreon: http://patreon.com/artgasm

New Yorker writer Michael Schulman joins Allison for a deep dive into the Oscar-winning movie “Call Me By Your Name.”

Intergenerational gay relationships | Good parents | The closet | Bisexuality | Unconvincing Jews | The romance of Italy | Heartbreak | The importance of “feeling” the art | First time sex | Inevitable gay tragedy | Remembering the agony of young love

 

Read more from Michael: http://www.michael-schulman.com/about/

MoPOP’s Marvel Super Heroes Exhibit: https://www.mopop.org/exhibits/current-exhibits/marvel/

InnThrall: https://innthrall.com/

GQ’s “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read” https://www.gq.com/story/21-books-you-dont-have-to-read

Allison’s Workshop at the Pleasure Chest: https://thepleasurechest.com/los-angeles-location


Zoë Ligon joins Allison to discuss vintage porn, starting her own sex toy store, her collage/cut out work, and America’s messed up relationship with sex workers.

Woman With the Good Meat Removed | Race in porn | The Beauty of Gay Porn | Free the Nipple | Isolated Penis | Beauty Standards | Changing Porn Aesthetics | Modeling | The Butterfly Effect | Camming | Red Umbrella Project | StopSesta.org

Collage work from Zoe Ligon from her art book

From “Woman With The Good Meat Removed” by Zoe Ligon

Links

zoeligon.bigcartel.com

Instagram.com/thongria

Twitter.com/thongria

GirlSex101.com

ThePleasurechest.com

SexGeekSummerCamp.com

The Butterfly Effect by Jon Ronson http://www.jonronson.com/butterfly.html

redumbrellaproject.org

Patreon.com/artgasm

Dirty Lola of Sex Ed A Go Go joins Allison to talk about sex “edutainment” and answering butt stuff questions in bars.

Looking derpy | Being a demisexual stripper | Go-go dancers as sex experts | The privacy of porn stars | Awkward questions | Stumping sexperts | Jaded New Yorkers | The Woes of Themed Shows | Using Ringers | Are all sex educators freaks? | Producing a show on the road | Finding guests in new cities | Fans vs. Superfans | Meat Space

Lola’s website: SexEdAGoGo.com

Rosebud joins Allison to discuss burlesque as sex magic, gender performance as shadow work, forced feminization, goddess worship, weird boners, and a lot of other witchy goodness.

Links

StopSESTA.org

Instagram.com/xxrosebudz

Anita Berber https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Berber

The Slipper Room https://www.slipperroom.com/

Bastard Keith joins Allison to discuss burlesque, MCing, acting, filmmaking, Pokemon, and losing touch of the struggle.

Facebook Real Names policy | Pokemon | Moonlight | Losing touch of the struggle | Authentic experiences | Fandom | Bombing | Shock vs Surprise | The Fourth Wall | Chris Pine is f*cking awesome | Voiceover work | H.P. Lovecraft | excising cynism | Acting in commercials | Theater and greenscreen | Being a “weird dad” | Coming up in the theater | Keeping some things private | Vulnerability | Bawdy Fun | Shame vs. Having Edges Pushed | Tragedy vs. kindness | Getting paid to do cartoon voices

Links:

Order your color copy of Girl Sex 101 at GirlSex101.com

BastardKeith.com

The Slipper Room https://www.slipperroom.com/

Rachel Lark joins Allison to talk about filthy songs, feminism, and grappling with big stuff through music.

Rachel Lark joins Allison to talk about filthy songs, feminism, and grappling with big stuff through music.

Rimming | Songwriting | Happy Snacks | #MeToo | Bawdy Storytelling | Douglas Adams on deadlines | Period Sex | Medical Emergencies | Life on Tour | The Pressure to Write Certain Songs | Adding Nuance to Conversations about Sexual Assault | Story Songs | Bad Sex

 

 

Links:

BawdyStorytelling.com

The Male Glance by Lili Loofbourow http://www.vqronline.org/essays-articles/2018/03/male-glance

RachelLark.com

Rachel Lark on Bandcamp: http://rachellark.bandcamp.com/

 

Allison Moon is a writer and sex educator. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed sex-ed book Girl Sex 101, the memoir Bad Dyke, and two novels about lesbian werewolves. Her dramatic writing includes the stage play The Tip of the Tongue, the pilot Bad Dyke (based on her memoir), the pilot Stryker, and a number of feature screenplays. 

Allison has taught workshops on topics including polyamory, sexual techniques, and writing to thousands of people throughout North America. She is a Lambda Literary fellow, the recipient of multiple Rainbow Book Awards and the Golden Crown Award for Creative Non-Fiction.

 

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Love’s Not Colorblind with Kevin Patterson

Polyamory educator and comic book aficionado Kevin Patterson joins Artgasm to talk Black Panther, Get Out, Black masculinity, and his deep love for the X-Men. Plus: The Oppression and Privilege of Polyamory | Race and Polyamory | Being a Sports Nerd | Masculinity and...

Weird Porn and Dirty Comics with Ingrid Mouth

Porn filmmaker and painter Ingrid Mouth talks about making weird custom porn for clients, making a semi-autobiographical graphic novel featuring super intelligent cat people, and staying creative through chronic illness. Plus: Drawing them in with the boobs | Comedy...

Red Erotic with Mohawk poet Janet Marie Rogers

Mohawk author Janet Rogers discusses native sexuality, identity, and using poetry to heal and celebrate. Janet's soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/janet-marie-rogers Daphne Odjig | Sex and Aging | Residential Schools | E. Pauline Johnson | The Bear Clan |...

Everyone is Bisexual! with Author Lev Rosen

Happy Pride! Author Lev Rosen talks about gay respectability politics, from Gay YA to Slutty YA, majoring in Victorian sexuality, being the “wrong kind” of queer, gay movies that were filmed in Ohio, queer super powers, confronting trolls, and why everyone should have...

Your Art Will Save Your Life with Beth Pickens

We love LA! Arts consultant and author Beth Pickens joins Allison to discuss the practicalities of being an artist.   We talk about living in cities, the importance of community for artists, making art during fascism, how to keep your art practice from destroying your...

Sexing the X-Men with Baruch Porras Hernandez

Writer Baruch Porras Hernandez talks shipping, slashing, and other ways readers make their fan-fiction sexy. Plus: * Acting skills for writers * Goths love Wuthering Heights * Literature as a competition * The need for queer heroes * Mexican comic book characters for...

Call Me By Your Name with Michael Schulman

New Yorker writer Michael Schulman joins Allison for a deep dive into the Oscar-winning movie "Call Me By Your Name." Intergenerational gay relationships | Good parents | The closet | Bisexuality | Unconvincing Jews | The romance of Italy | Heartbreak | The importance...

Taking X-Acto Knives to the Fleshy Bits with Zoë Ligon

Zoë Ligon joins Allison to discuss vintage porn, starting her own sex toy store, her collage/cut out work, and America's messed up relationship with sex workers.    Woman With the Good Meat Removed | Race in porn | The Beauty of Gay Porn | Free the Nipple | Isolated...

Upgrading Your Stuff with Dirty Lola

Dirty Lola of Sex Ed A Go Go joins Allison to talk about sex "edutainment" and answering butt stuff questions in bars.    Looking derpy | Being a demisexual stripper | Go-go dancers as sex experts | The privacy of porn stars | Awkward questions | Stumping sexperts |...