On the 10th episode of the 2nd season of Lavender Language, we’re speaking with journalist, Amelia Abraham. Amelia has written for such publications as Vogue, the Guardian, I-D and the Sunday Times and has worked as an editor for Dazed, Refinery29 and VICE. Her first book, Queer Intentions, came out in 2019 which chronicles her journey navigating questions of modern queer life. She is currently working on her second book, We Can Do Better Than This, scheduled for a Summer 2021 release. We chatted with Amelia over zoom to discuss her life before journalism, writing her first book and the reinvention of Pride since the worldwide effects of Covid-19. Follow the girlies www.instagram.com/lavenderlanguage Host: Adriann Ramirez (www.instagram.com/adriann.ramirez) Sound Engineer: Edmund Shaw (www.instagram.com/edmund_shaw) Producer: Tahnee Cadrez Freda (www.instagram.com/tahneelonglegs) Guest: Amelia Abraham www.instagram.com/amelia_abraham Artwork photograph by Jamie Luke Scoular www.instagram.com/jamielukescoular Music: Braid (mmph Remix) by Perfume Genius
What does it mean to be queer in 2020? Author and journalist Amelia Abraham leads this week's look back at WOW London earlier this year with a fascinating panel discussion featuring model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, Executive Editor of VICE UK Zing Tsjeng and campaigner Owl Fisher. Today, the options and freedoms available to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before. But at what cost does this acceptance come? Is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it’s cracked up to be?Following the extract from the festival, Jude Kelly caught up in lockdown with Amelia to hear how Covid-19 has affected queer people, from facing isolation to watching trans rights being rolled back in the US. Plus, don't miss a short interview with Mishcon de Reya's Emma Woollcott who founded the firm's Pride Network and was celebrated as one of the Telegraph's LGBT Top 50 Executives two years running. And there's a performance by Emel Mathlouthi of 'Everywhere We Looked Was Burning.' Emel's song Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free) generated millions of views during the 2011 Tunisian Revolution. The song served as the anthem for the Arab Spring and she performed it at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Concert. Listen to more of her work hereAmelia Abraham's book 'Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ + Culture' is available hereWant to get in touch? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet @WOWisGlobal, follow us on Instagram @WOWGlobal and sign up to our mailing list here. The WOW Podcast is created by The WOW Foundation, which exists to build, convene and sustain a global movement that believes a gender equal world is desirable, possible and urgently required. Find out more at thewowfoundation.comThe WOW Podcast is created with support from Mishcon de Reya. Produced by Alice Williams.
On this week’s episode of Priorities, I’m in conversation with author and journalist Amelia Abraham, one of the UK’s leading voices in LGBTQ+ culture and politics. Amelia’s 2019 book, ‘Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ+ Culture’, is a moving, enlightening and thought-provoking exploration of queer culture across the world. Some of the topics we cover include: Contributing queer stories to the world The addictive nature of work Developing a relationship with activism How not to spread yourself too thin Will you agree with Amelia’s priorities? Have a listen and find out. Priorities explores the things in life that really matter. Join Lily Silverton as she invites inspirational guests to discuss their priorities, and how these help them successfully navigate this demanding modern world. Thinking about your own priorities? This podcast will help you move closer to the life you truly want to live. Follow Lily on Instagram: www.instagram.com/lily_silverton For free meditations & to work with Lily: www.lilysilverton.com #prioritiespodcast Follow Amelia: https://www.instagram.com/amelia_abraham and https://twitter.com/MillyAbraham Buy Amelia's book 'Queer Intentions': https://www.waterstones.com/book/queer-intentions/amelia-abraham/9781509866168 Thank you to our sponsors: Your one-stop lifestyle brand for everything slumber, Sleep Siren The game-changing instant smoothie company, Foga Music: Aaron Horn Please subscribe, rate, review and share! Would you like a free 1-2-1 coaching session with Lily? Subscribe, rate and review, and then send a screenshot of your review to email@example.com to be entered into the ballot for a chance to win. Each month, one reviewer is chosen at random for a private 60 minute online session with Lily. Articles we discuss: Battling Big Pharma From The Margins https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/4wbznj/battling-big-pharma-from-the-margins-how-drug-pricing-costs-us-our-health Is Accusing Someone of Rape The Most Effective Path To Justice https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/ne3kgm/are-online-rape-accusations-the-most-effective-path-to-justice What Is It Like To Be Transgendered In The UK Prison System? https://www.dazeddigital.com/life-culture/article/46703/1/what-its-like-to-be-transgender-in-the-uk-prison-system In A Pandemic, Is Wellness Just Being Well-Off? https://www.thecut.com/2020/04/wellness-during-coronavirus.html Books we discuss: Three Women, Lisa Taddeo Girl Woman Other, Bernardine Evaristo The Pieces, Melissa Broder Chelsea Girls, Eileen Myles, Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy, Judith C. Brown The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner
Amelia Abraham on Queer Intentions: A (personal) journey through LGBTQ+ culture
Shakespeare and Company
We were joined by journalist Amelia Abraham to discuss her “eloquent, empathetic and passionate” (Owen Jones) debut Queer Intentions: A (personal) journey through LGBTQ+ culture. She was in conversation with novelist Yelena Moskovich.
Queer Cultures of Resistance: Niven Govinden, Amelia Abraham and Isabel Waidner
London Review Bookshop Podcast
To mark the publication of Niven Govinden’s This Brutal House (Dialogue Books), we hosted a round table discussion about LGBTQI+ literature and culture, and the contributions it might make to the current, somewhat torrid, political climate. Our participants were Niven Govinden, Amelia Abraham author of Queer Intentions (Picador) and Isabel Waidner, editor of Liberating the Canon: An Anthology of Innovative Literature and author of We Are Made of Diamond Stuff (both Dostoyevsky Wannabe). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
My guest this week is Amelia Abraham, journalist, TED speaker and author of Queer Intentions: A (personal) Journey Through LGBTQ+ culture. I’ve known Amelia for years, and she is one of the most interesting and original thinkers I’ve encountered. Queer Intentions is totally fascinating - she travelled all over the world researching it, from the world's biggest drag convention in L.A, to the nightclubs of Istanbul. Here we talk about how it all started with an ill-fated attempt to move to Iceland for love, how her attitude towards marriage changed while researching it, and why having LGBTQ+ spaces matters. But the Queer Intentions here: https://tinyurl.com/y3v5x9eb Twitter: @aliceazania @MillyAbraham Instagram: @aliceazania @amelia_abraham Edited by Chelsey Moore