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Ep 10 - Be Your Own Gay Icon w/ Maya
On the season finale of LesChat, Achylla is joined by Maya. The girls discuss Maya’s experience of gay culture in China, struggling in the absence of community, finding dates via chat rooms, bike rides and heartbreak, the beauty of young Leo Dicaprio, emotionally abusive relationships, the male gaze, and why you should treat yourself like your own girlfriend. Thanks so much to everyone who participated in and listened to season one! Be sure to come back for more during season two. If you’d...
Ep 09 - Gay Clown Camp w/ Sarah
On the penultimate episode of season one, Achylla is joined by Sarah. They discuss being an awful teenager, hiding from your sexuality in Catholic school, the magic of queer connection, gay icons Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher, the midwestern gay accent, tips on surviving long distance relationships, and board games. Plus, Sarah has a very sassy message for the world. The final episode of season one airs next week! If you’d like to be involved in season two send an email to...
Ep 07 - Tricia is a BAMF
Happy pride month! This week on the podcast, Achylla is joined by Tricia to discuss finding love when you least expect it, being gay at an all girls school, losing faith and then finding it again, webcomics, gay pride and what life looks like when your sexuality is against the law, and using your privilege to help others. Also, the girls tackle the idea of being a minority mouthpiece and bust down some stereotypes. Be sure to rate, review, subscribe, and share with your friends! Get in...
Ep 06 - The Pied Piper of Lesbians w/ Miles
This week Achylla is joined by Miles for the second part of this special two-part episode. The ladies discuss Miles’ unique childhood, Clarice the Reindeer, the magic of healthy lesbian relationships, then delve into gender, sexuality and have a long chat about the impossibility of defining womanhood. Miles gives her theory on how social conditioning leads to better communication between women and tells her perfect indie movie love story with Christine. Also, listen in to hear our new TV...
Ep 05 - Girls Are Good w/ Christine
In the first of this special two part episode, Achylla is joined by trans musician Christine. The girls get right into it with discussions of transphobia, the difficulty of coming out and transitioning while in a relationship, growing up in bigoted environments, confronting the casual homophobia of our youth, and the vicious cycle of othering and queer guilt. But it’s not all doom and gloom, things get silly later with chats about the differences between gay and straight relationships and...
Ep 04 - Laser Focus w/ Kayla
Today on the podcast, Achylla is joined by Kayla to discuss leaving home at sixteen to pursue her tennis dreams, internalised homophobia, family fallouts, male celebrity crushes, falling in love with lesbians on TV, and the blessing that is lesbian youtube compilations. Also the girls tackle queer media representation and ask: can a gay gal get a happy ending? Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes. Tune in FRIDAY for another episode!
Ep 03 - Sara Is a Fighter
This week things get serious as Achylla is joined by Swedish blogger and gaymer, Sara. The girls dive into activism, the allure of Dana Scully, mental health, the differences between self care and selfishness, recovering from bad relationships, and why everything is politics. Also, what do the #MeToo and Times Up movements look like when your perpetrator is female? TW: Discussions of domestic violence, sexual assault, and suicidal ideation from 29:26 – 49:00 Support Sara’s work at:...
Ep 02 - Tiny Gay Retrospective w/ Laura
In our second episode, Achylla is joined by Laura! The girls take a trip down memory lane and tackle topics like growing up religious, sobriety, the animal magnetism of Eliza Dushku and Sigourney Weaver, resisting the patriarchy, and reasons not to kiss boys. Plus, Laura has a special message for the world! Discussion of addiction and suicide until about 10:00.