Anglo-Filles Episode ?!: Tears, laughter, and catharsis

This episode was recorded on Wednesday, because we needed each other, and if we can lift each other’s spirits, we hope we can do it for you, too. Join us to work through our feelings on the election results and get to a place where we can look forward to tomorrow.

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3 Responses to Anglo-Filles Episode ?!: Tears, laughter, and catharsis

  1. Laura

    Thank you thank you thank you for being here for each other and for everyone who listens to this podcast even when you need to cry it out sometimes. I know if I’m having a bad time (and considering the shitshow my RL has been this last month, there’s been a lot of it) your shows are always there to cheer me up and laugh and feel better about the world and less alone.

    I’m trying to focus my anger and fear into something positive. I came out of work on Wednesday, after listening to my bosses and coworkers laugh about “spoiled entitled millenials who need to grow up and deal with the next four years” and sent in volunteer application for a local LGBTQIA+ center (which I’m going tomorrow to talk with a coordinator yay) and I’m hoping to help start something with voter registration and midterm awareness for 2018. (Or as I put it “I want to make Mike Pence’s life a living hell for the next four years.”)

    Thank you again for everything that you do and for creating a safe space on the Internet where women and PoC and the queer community and so many others are welcomed and cherished and lifting up their voices when the rest of the world wants to crush them. I am grateful for you and for the lives that you’ve touched.

    • Alina

      Laura, I don’t know what to say except thank you. Reaching a person in this way is be awesome (in the most literal sense of that word) and humbling. Thank you also for what you’ve chosen to do in volunteering and standing up to the situation. I’m very proud to know that someone like you is choosing to spend their time and attention with us.

  2. Emily

    I first listened to this probably a few weeks after this episode was released and meant to leave a comment then, but it slipped my mind during the end of the semester rush.

    I just wanted to say thank you for this episode. I had been listening to oodles of podcasts (though I’ll always remember Anglo Filles as my gateway podcast) leading up to the election and after election night, I kinda lost my will to listen, to find enjoyment in one of my favorite past times. I still haven’t really gotten back on the podcast train, but I’m easing back into it.

    This was actually the first podcast I listened to after the election and I didn’t know how much I needed this space until it was there. I’m in an incredibly privileged position where there are definitely things that could happen as a result of this election that would deeply affect my life both in a public and private way, but, in general, my safety is not particularly threatened and my future prospects are unlikely to be impacted so it felt silly and inappropriate for me to want to cry. I’m also currently in a position where it is, quite literally, my job to serve as emotional support to others and in the immediate aftermath it was more important to me to be there for others and to hold people while they cried because they needed that from me.

    And then I listened to this episode and I finally cried when Reidan began crying. I hadn’t realized how much I needed the space to feel like it was okay to cry and I just wanted to let you guys know because I am so so so grateful for the space you guys created where it’s okay to feel tired and worn down. So thank you and I’ll be listening as long as you guys are podcasting because you guys have really helped me through some low times (not just this election, but in the past coping with transitions and loneliness).

    Thank you!