Schitt’s Creek creator and star Dan Levy stood on the steps of The Metropolitan Museum of Art at his first Met Gala on Monday night wearing a rendering of the work of artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz. A name many of Levy’s younger fans had likely never heard before. In honoring the artist’s work Levy was…… Continue reading Art, Fashion & Activism – Dr Emily Garside on Dan Levy’s Wojnarowicz-inspired 2021 Met Gala look (The Queer Review)
I’m thrilled to have a feature in this month’s DIVA magazine (print edition) which you can purchase here Writing for DIVA was a dream come true. Writing about a show that truly changed me in the magazine that shaped me as a young queer person more so.
A year ago I did a thing I thought I was done with forever. I posted some fanfiction on a well-known fanfiction site. I’d spent a couple of days writing a story in my head and in between other things at the weekend, I wrote it down and decided to share it. …… Continue reading How fanfic made me love writing again
‘You are here, at the start of a moment’Those words in ‘Come From Away’ never felt more true. 495 days after last being in a West End theatre, 495 days after last seeing a musical, 495 days without theatre. And ‘You are here…’I’ve been lucky, I’ve had a lot of magical nights in the theatre in…… Continue reading Welcome (back) to the Rock
Last week my book went out into the world. And I’m really proud. I’m also really touched at people telling me how it resonated- whether their own thoughts on the TV show or on Queerness or whatever. That’s what I wanted to say and that’s what is making me so happy. Of course, I had both…… Continue reading Write Like You\'re Running Out of Time
When I was in Year 9 or maybe Year 10 of school, my English teacher wrote in my report ‘I look forward to reading your first book.’ I’m not entirely sure that Mr Evans, teaching in my slightly skanky High School under Section 28 quite anticipated my first book being about a Canadian TV show that…… Continue reading Love that Journey for me…on a writing a book
I’ve been doing a lot of enthusiastic tweeting about things I love lately. This in itself is not unusual, after all if nothing else what is Twitter for than foisting your unsolicited opinions on people? It’s also not entirely my fault, I had a book announced, and a Crowd Funder to promote, so my Schitt’s Creek…… Continue reading Let Me Enjoy Taylor Swift in Peace (or stop stealing people\'s joy)
I can pinpoint the exact moment I fell in love with this show. How often can you say that about something? And the exact moment I just knew it was going to change my life. The moment I cried more at any comedy show than I’d cried before (to that point). The moment I knew…… Continue reading ‘Just Pretentious Enough.’ Why Schitt’s Creek mattered to me.
So in what became a month-long romp through my love for, and some insight into writing a book on Schitt\’s Creek we\’ve done:How Noah Reid\’s Music got me through 2020How Writing a Book on Angels in America became a book on Schitt\’s Creek What this show meant to me, and why it took a while…… Continue reading \'Just Pretentious Enough\' why Schitt\'s Creek mattered to me
Last week I wrote about what Schitt’s Creek meant to me, and why I needed to write about it. (You can read that here ) My ‘Inklings’ book with 404 Ink aligns perfectly with my academic and fangirl brain because that’s where this whole thing started. Specifically, while trying to finish my ‘academic’ book on…… Continue reading How I accidentally wrote a book on Schitt’s Creek instead of Angels in America