I passionately promote lesbian media through reviews, community building, podcasts and other media. I don’t believe lesbians get nearly enough great stories that represent us and my goal is unite the community and celebrate the stories we do get.

Through The Lesbian Review and my various podcasts I have been able to bring awareness to brilliant books, movies, music and fan fiction for the women loving women sector.

Lesbian Media Normalises Lesbians

I grew up in a wonderful and loving family however, there wasn’t a single queer person in my life. No family friends, no relatives, not even anyone on TV or in the movies.

So, when I started having these feelings for girls I was uncomfortable. I was not at all keen on being different from everyone else I knew.

I was not interested in being labeled as an outsider for feelings that ran deep and passionate. I mean, boys were fine, I had some guy friends who would inevitably try to kiss me and this would make me really angry. I didn’t know why. And then there were the girls who I thought were pretty and I would get tongue tied around them and want to run away because they made my heart beat a little faster.

And when, as they inevitably do, my hormones surged and I became a teenager then it just amplified these squishy feelings I had for girls. But I wanted to bury them deep because being “not normal” is really difficult. Even when you are from a loving home.

Then, when I was about 19, I discovered lesbian fiction. It was the first time I had come across anyone else who had feelings like I did. This discovery gave me hope and I read every single lesbian novel I could get my hands on. For the first time in my life I didn’t feel like a strange person. For the first time, I felt like I wasn’t an “other”. I was normal. Look, here were women from all over the world who knew what I was feeling and could describe it in incredible, heartbreaking detail.

I was normal.

This revelation changed my world.

And so do podcasts and reviews with the aim of reaching other women who feel like strangers in the world. Other women who just want to be normal. Other girls like me who have yet to discover that they are not “other”. That they are not pariahs or weirdos or freaks.

That they are normal too.