episode two: WHO'S YOUR ALTER EGO?
in episode two, bitchface explores the topic of identity through alter egos. featuring an interview with Belinda Julep of Smoochin' Cuties, a reading of polyamorous prose piece "The Unicorn," and last but not least, a note on bounce from Big Freedia.
straight from the lips of the ladies at bitchface:
"obviously we love a costume party cause it's cool to be someone else for a minute. plus, wearing a disguise is liberating & fun. but there are times when the masks we wear aren't necessarily by choice. when we aren't seen, or aren't allowed to be authentic, inhabiting your Second Self can feel more like a burden. this episode is about both of those experiences - the alter egos we choose and the ones imposed upon us."
give it a listen / take notes / explore / put on your favorite mask for the weekend.
A. Nicole Kelly is a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow who received an MFA from the Programs In Writing at UC Irvine. Her work has appeared in Drunken Boat, ZYZZYVA, Fiction Southeast, and elsewhere.
Phoebe Ünter is a downtown Los Angeles-based graphic designer and journalist. She mothers a number of projects, including a quarterly arts and culture publication called "Get Down Town" and a feminist guerilla publishing collective.
Elyssa Dudley is an audio enthusiast rarely without a microphone and a belly full of pupusas. Her stories (about everything from witchcraft to bounce queens) have aired on KPCC, KCRW, and the worldwide web.
follow along with their feminist pursuits at http://bitchfacepodcast.tumblr.com/.