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Sapphic Romances + Separating Art from Artist

Pride Month is here and we’ve got our queerly beloveds on our minds. In this double header, you’ll first hear Rah and Jordy discuss their favorite sapphic romances and why they love a good WLW love story. Then, Ashley and Mhairie tackle the question of whether we can ever separate a piece of art (such as a certain nostalgic magical series) from the artist when they actively harm the people we love.

Queerly Beloved – Sapphic Stories to Light Up Your Pride Month (1:47)

Happy Pride Month! We don’t need an excuse to read sapphic romances, but if you’re looking for one, this is the perfect month to dive in! Tune into this segment where Rah and Jordy discuss a few of their favorite sapphic romances and books with sapphic romances in the background. Get ready to have your TBR list bursting with books that showcase some delightful WLW antics.

The FBC Community asks, Can we separate art from the artist? (20:46)

Ashley and Mhairie delve into a question from a Feminist Book Club community member posed in our online community : how do you deal with authors whose beliefs go against your own yet their books were some of the most meaningful to you? The conversation includes what cancel culture means, accountability culture, and if you can separate art from the artist. 

Books/Resources Mentioned:

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake

Iris Kelly Doesn’t Date by Ashley Herring Blake

The Fiance Farce by Alexandria Bellefleur 

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé 

Outdrawn by Deanna Grey

No Girlfriend Rule by Christen Randall(listen to Nox’s Review here!) 

Moby Dyke: An Obsessive Quest to Track Down the Last Remaining Lesbian Bars in America by Krista Burton

Chlorine by Jade Song

Payback’s a Witch and In Charm’s Way by Lana Harper

Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun

Late Bloomer by Mazey Eddings

Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend by Emma Alban

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Make the Season Bright by Ashley Herring Blake

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

Here we go again Alison Cochrun

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Today’s episode is sponsored by Thank You, More Please by Lily Womble from Legacy Lit and The Murder After the Night Before by Katy Brent from HQ Digital, an imprint of HarperCollins. Thank you to our sponsors for supporting independent feminist media.

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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose
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