We all know what it's like to be starved of Queer content. Desperately flicking through the LGBT literature section to find a book that portrays us well. Or scrolling for hours online to watch a film featuring three dimensional characters we care about (that don't die in the first ten minutes)...
The moments that consistently lifted my heart in my late teens/early twenties, were the profound conversations I shared meeting other Queer people. We'd discuss all sorts; our turbulent journeys toward self acceptance, our relationship with labels, our passions and our fears. And for the first time, I felt like I was really being seen and heard on a deeper level.
So in 2018 I had the idea to set up Queerious Podcast; a platform for creatives to talk about what they love and what they want to bring into the world. I'll tell you what, this community is incredible!
There is such a need for solidarity right now. I figured we could start bringing more creativity, vulnerability and laughter into this world. After all, we are individuals who can bring about huge change collectively. Sometimes we just need a reminder. We are not alone.
My commitment to you for 2020 is to bring more voices onto the podcast who are being told by the white patriarchal society we live in that their lives are irrelevant. Non-white, trans and non-binary voices were the revolutionary leaders of our past and are paving the way in the present. Let them reinvigorate our future.
I'm Jen Carss, a Queer Northerner and I use she/her pronouns.