For Sheena first, there were books, then a community, then podcasts.
The Lesbian Review
When Sheena was 19 she discovered lesbian fiction. It was such a life-affirming discovery for her that she fell in love with it and would use books as her guide through life from then on.
Books hold a particular kind of magic. A magic that allows us to explore ourselves in a way that no other medium allows. They allow us to dream and be in a space that accepts us. They allow us to be loved and passionate even if we feel like we are wrong and different.
And because she never forgot how books changed her life she wanted to bring that to everyone who needed it and she started The Lesbian Review (TLR), a website dedicated to reviewing lesbian fiction books and movies so that others could find the most awesome media.
The Lesbian Talk Show
This intro is the (mostly true with fictional elements like steeds) version of the start-up story – just so you know.
In a world with too little lesbian content, where lesbians were seen and not heard, a champion shouted loud and proud as she stood tall, “I will bring lesbians to the air! I will start a talk show podcast channel! That is right, for I AM SHEENA, champion of all things lesbian.
And so she rode to the great land of Learning How To Podcast and found a teacher there Who WAS NO HELP AT ALL! Seriously why are all the how-to podcast blogs so awful?
So, she mounted her trusty steed and went to the land of Just Figure It Out Yourself. There she spent hours mastering the art of the podcast. I will not bore you with all the lengthy trial and error. And the multiple podcast recordings she did until she figured it out – just know that there was a lot of trial and error.
And then one day she yelled EUREKA! and she pressed the go live button and finally aired her first podcast. And she was proud.
What Is Was
The Lesbian Talkshow was a podcast channel for women about women. It was primarily aimed at lesbians but with a strong focus on queer women in general.
Before starting The Lesbian Review Sheena was in the business of magazines. In fact she was in the business of magazines about business.
She finds business fascinating and loves interviewing people who are good at what they do. When she finally gathered the courage to start a podcast she wanted to do one about the business behind the lesfic she loves and features on her review site, The Lesbian Review. That is how The Write Stuff was born.
From there she kept meeting fascinating people who were experts in their respective fields and so she persuaded them to do podcasts for her.
Tamara worked for many years at the same business publication as Sheena but in the online and marketing department. She loves design and is responsible for designing all of Sheena’s sites.
Tamara is a lot less lesbian than Sheena, who eats breathes and sleeps all things les. Tamara, although she loves Sheena a lot, is a little bit baffled at how she ended up a lesbian. Don’t get me wrong, there is no LBD here, just a case of true love.
Tamara loves knowledge and her research on topics drives much of the interesting discoveries that Sheena makes during Les Talk About It. Sheena, on the other hand, believes in winging it. After all, she is lesbian so she must be an authority 😉
Together, Sheena and Tamara make up the team for Les Talk About It a show that debunks the myths surrounding lesbians and discussing those irritating questions that most lesbians get asked.