I’m so excited to share with you all today the fact that I’m on a podcast! Yes, you can hear me chattering away on the latest episode of The Dorothy Project – a new podcast series that interviews women who ‘live in a gay man’s world’. I was very amused when I was asked to take part – after all, if there’s one subject where I have any expertise, this is probably it. Read on for information on how to listen to it, how I got involved and my journey into drag.
I definitely recommend having a listen to the other episodes too – DJ and London ‘Night Czar’, Amy Lamé, and author Juno Dawson are fascinating women who also have their own unique perspectives about what it’s like to be part of the UK gay scene. Plus, you should subscribe to the series too if you like it – there are plenty more amazing women to come.
I was approached at the start of the year by Alice, who hosts this very unique podcast series. Naturally, it turns out we have a gay male friend in common (former Twitter celeb – now digital recluse – IncrediblyRich) who recommended me. It probably shouldn’t be that surprising that when he was asked about women who hang out with gay men a lot, I spring quickly to mind.
Alice invited me round to her house in April to record the podcast and I really didn’t know what to expect. What exactly would I be asked about? How many Kylie concerts I’d been too? The sexism I’d faced in LGBT+ spaces? Why gay men make up 70% of my Facebook friends? After all, people are not usually that interested in women’s role in the gay male community, which is what makes this series so interesting.
I actually had a lot of fun recording my episode – after all, it’s 25 minutes of me talking about me – but this in itself is a little weird. Who thinks they’ll ever be the focus of something like this, right? Anyway, have a listen and see what you think. If you have any comments or questions, just give a shout in the comments section below.
Come see me perform
If you’re interested to know more about the drag I perform as Fanny Minka, then come and see one of my shows. I’ll be performing in the Lipsync1000 Grand Final next week in London, which you can still grab tickets for.