All Episodes of Gen X Voices
Giving Gen X women an opportunity to be heard, talking about something they’re passionate about.
*May contain swearing*
Fangirl flailing and revisioning male stereotypes
I chat with author and fangirl Sara Dobie Bauer
Sara is a bestselling romance author and mental health / LGBTQ advocate with a creative writing degree from Ohio University. She lives with her hottie husband and two precious pups in Northeast Ohio, although she’d really like to live in a Tim Burton film. You can find out more about Sara at her author website: SaraDobieBauer.com and Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram as saradobiebauer.
Sara’s latest book, Abstract Love, is available from Amazon.
It was fab chatting with Sara and we talked about the vulnerability of men in fiction and a new generation of men breaking stereotypes and opening up about their emotions and mental health. We squeed over Timothée Chalamet and discussed feeling connected and empowered with other writers and fangirls through writing fanfiction.
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Some swearing throughout. Content warning for mental health and suicide discussion.
Full copyright belongs to Susan B. Bentley 2020. Original music copyrighted.
Season 1, Episode 4 | 40mins
What’s Gen X Voices all about?
We start off this series with Dr Clare Forder, chatting with her about Gen X being the transitional generation of tech and social media. In this 30 minute chat, we cover who we are as Gen X women, how this series can develop, social media and cyberbullying for our kids (not mine, just the entire generation’s!), marches, politics, gender equality, community. Likes and positive comments/shares welcome.
Some swearing throughout. Full copyright belongs to Susan B. Bentley 2020. Original music copyrighted.
Embracing inconvenience and the art of polite protest with Suzi Warren
Suzi is a London based artist who worked in advertising for 20 yrs before starting her own business, Twisted Twee in 2003, making items of practical lunacy. Suzi is the creator of polite protests, becoming a human billboard to express her reaction to political and social events. She’s currently selling her masks online at twistedtwee.co.uk as well as the fantastic hag range, reclaiming words used to describe older women. You can find Suzi on Instagram and Twitter. Likes and positive comments/shares welcome.
Being a nomadic educator
In episode 3 of Gen X Voices, I chat with Lou Mycroft. Lou is a nomadic educator and a true Generation X outsider. Adopted into a loving family in the Yorkshire coalfield, Lou grew up during the Thatcher years and raised for a life that wasn’t there anymore. Although she struck a few poses it wasn’t until she was an independent parent in her 30s that she found her identity as a thinker. These days, Lou works on a range of projects, each of which practice affirmative ethics of joy. She is one of further education’s #DancingPrincesses💃 a Thinking Environment specialist and has just submitted her PhD. She still dances like no-one is watching, even if they are, and she totally believes that her son’s generation will save the earth for humanity.