The Queer Creative

The Queer Creative
A podcast discussion about everything queer and creative. Hosts Renessa and Jonah talk with guests across creative industries about their creative process, life, love, struggles, and hustle. Join the kiki every Wednesday!Follow us on Instagram @thequee…

LEILAH BABIRYE: Art as Activism
Sep 16 • 73 min
Leilah Babirye is a multidisciplinary artist and abstract sculptor from Uganda who transforms everyday materials into objects that address issues surrounding identity, sexuality, and human rights.
MARCOS CHIN: Sharing the Process
Aug 27 • 89 min
Marcos Chin, an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared as surface and wall designs, on book and CD covers, advertisements, fashion catalogs, and magazines.
ALLISON PHARMAKIS: Medium for the Message
Aug 12 • 61 min
Our guest Allison Pharmakis is an artist and psychic medium who offers visual mediumship and intuitive counseling at Medium for the Message.
MICHAEL ARCENEAUX: I Don’t Want to Die Poor
Jul 30 • 66 min
Writer Michael Arceneaux joins us, author of I Can’t Date Jesus and his latest book, I Don’t Want to Die Poor.
Jul 15 • 84 min
Our guest is writer Tana Wojczuk, author of the new book “Lady Romeo: The Radical and Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America’s First Celebrity.”
MARGARET CHO: Feed Yourself
Jul 1 • 58 min
Our guest is MARGARET CHO, a five-time Grammy & Emmy nominated comedian, actor, award-winning activist, author, musician, and fashion designer, and queer icon! (Need we say more?)
Debbie Millman | VULNERABILITY
Apr 29 • 70 min
We interview Debbie Millman, design leader and host of the Design Matters podcast.
Zach Augustine | VISUALITY
Apr 15 • 70 min
Our guest this week is Zach Augustine, Vice President & Creative Director of the Art Department at Nike.
Rachel Paulson | INTREPIDITY
Apr 1 • 70 min
Our guest this week is the badass Rachel Paulson!
Roger Q. Mason | POSITIVITY
Feb 19 • 82 min
Roger Q. Mason is as a Black, Irish, Filipino, queer, gender non-conforming writer/performer, director and producer.
Tyler Wallach | TRANSPARENCY
Feb 5 • 110 min
This week’s guest is artist Tyler Wallach, whose bright, bold street art style spans canvas, clothing, and pieces to benefit organizations like The Trevor Project.
Jan 22 • 85 min
Today’s guest is Andre Springer—a.k.a. Shaquanda Coco Mulatta—founder of hot sauce company Shaquanda Will Feed You.
Camila Grey | CURIOSITY
Jan 8 • 69 min
We talk to Camila Grey, a super dope musician, producer, and DJ!
Antwaun Sargent | COMMENTARY
Dec 11, 2019 • 81 min
Antwaun Sargent is an art critic and writer, and his first book, “The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion” (published by Aperture) tracks the emerging global movement of young artists reclaiming the black image, beauty, and identity.
Ava Glasscott | AUTHENTICITY
Nov 27, 2019 • 89 min
Our guest this week is Ava Glasscott, the first trans model signed to Maggie Inc., a makeup artist and hairstylist, and a nightlife and cosplay performer.
Hugh Ryan | INQUIRY
Nov 13, 2019 • 87 min
We talk to Hugh Ryan, author of “When Brooklyn Was Queer,” a groundbreaking exploration of the LGBTQ history of Brooklyn, NY.
Daniel Djuro-Goiricelaya | COMMUNITY
Oct 30, 2019 • 110 min
We talk to Daniel Djuro-Goiricelaya, a Venezuelan-born, NYC-based interdisciplinary artist, and co-founder of El Patio De Mi Casa.
Paul Harfleet, The Pansy Project | PURPOSE
Oct 9, 2019 • 91 min
Jonah and Renessa’s updates this week include Madonna’s latest NYC performance, Drag Race UK, the onePULSE Foundation’s National Pulse Memorial & Museum design contest finalists, Jonah’s laundry list of goals in therapy, and making fun of each…
Julie Goldman & Brandy Howard | TENACITY
Oct 2, 2019 • 98 min
TQC sits down with Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard from the Dumb, Gay Politics podcast!
Jessica & Caroline Kaplan // J. Caress Studio
Jul 16, 2019 • 97 min
TQC talks with the lovely Jessica and Caroline Kaplan of J. Caress Studio, a wife-and-wife owned business offers a range of art products that reflect the LGBTQ+ community.
Live from World Pride 2019 // Lauren Pellerano Gomez
Jul 3, 2019 • 82 min
This week we recorded at World Pride NYC and then interviewed Lauren Pellerano Gomez, artist, queer community innovator, and founder of
Robert Fieseler
Jun 19, 2019 • 115 min
TQC talks with Robert Fieseler, author of “Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation.”
Medina Citi
Jun 5, 2019 • 91 min
Medina Citi, a creative strategist, owner of the agency MEDINA=CITI, visiting design professor at Rutgers, and founder of = Space
Frank DeCaro
May 29, 2019 • 80 min
Frank DeCaro, an author, comedian, actor, journalist, pop culture pundit, and radio and TV personality. We talk about his new book, Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business
Brendon Scholl
May 22, 2019 • 75 min
TQC sits down with Brendon Scholl, a young trans artist from New York, to discuss the transgender experience, coming out in high school, suicide, and art.
Brendan Davis // GLAAD
May 15, 2019 • 83 min
Brendan Davis, Associate Director of Digital, Social Media for GLAAD. We discuss all things GLAAD, queer community, coming out in college, social media, bi-visibility, and anti-bullying
Justin Sayre
May 1, 2019 • 71 min
Justin Sayre talks about the cabaret scene, writing for television and young adult novels, saying yes, and being unapologetically queer.