First Draft Episode #211: Gabby Rivera
Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode
I couldn’t find Gabby’s first article for Bustle, but she recently wrote about love for the online outlet again, with, “The Truth About ‘Big Love’ is You’ve Got to Manifest It For Yourself.”
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City is where Gabby discovered her creative self and explored her sexuality
Ariel Gore, writer of We Were Witches and Hexing the Patriarchy: 26 Spells, Potions, and Magical Elixirs to Embolden the Resistance) reached out to Gabby when she was putting together Portland Queer, which won the LAMBDA Literary Award for best anthology
Gabby’s experience of moving back in with her parents to finish Juliet Takes a Breath is similar to the story Stephanie Garber shared about Caraval on this very podcast! Listen to Stephanie’s episode here
When Patricia Arquette accepted the Oscar for Boyhood, she stirred controversy with her speech
Autostraddle is one of the largest lesbian source of news
Gabby worked at GLSEN, the LGBT education nonprofit
Jo Volpe at New Leaf Literary
Blankets by Craig Thompson was one of the first graphic novels Gabby read
The quote I reference from Amy Poehler is from an episode of her “Ask Amy” series for Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls: “Great people do things before they're ready. They do things before they know they can do it. … Doing what you're afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that- that's what life is.”
Gabby was reading My Beloved World, the autobiography of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, while writing Juliet Takes a Breath
Don’t miss Gabby’s TED Talk!
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