We are Lavender Lit Club, a queer book review podcast hosted by Julie Arhelger and Julian Kurashima. Every month we discuss a book written by queer authors or that takes on LGBT+ themes and features queer and diverse characters. We'll delve into it all: scifi and speculative fiction, thrillers and mystery, poetry and nonfiction, classic novels and emerging writers. Welcome to the club!
In this episode we review one of the first queer books, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu as edited and introduced by Carmen Maria Machado. We talk queer coding and blood sucking and female sexuality. While vampires are a fun distraction, we'd like our listeners to know about some changes coming to our line up. This episode was recorded before the death of George Floyd and the nationwide protests that followed. Though we started this podcast with the intent to diversify our own reading lists, we recognize how little representation of BIPOC we have included. We took a break from posting in order to figure out how we are going to do better to honor and make space for the voices of Queer BIPOC. We are committed to featuring BIPOC authors much more in our coming episodes and to continuing to do the work we need to do behind the scenes to learn from Black leaders and shed our own biases. We look forward to growing with you.
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