Fainting Couch Feminists Episode 23: I'm Cute, But Also Political: Celina K. Discusses the Power of Pop Music

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Celina K

Writer and musician Mica Lemiski interviews women and non-binary artists about a range of topics (gender! politics! love! literature!) in a podcast best-suited to bitches, witches, and anyone who's ever been called "hysterical."

Episode Twenty-Three: I'm Cute, But Also Political: Celina K. Discusses the Power of Pop Music

“Don’t be such a snob about pop music!” could also be the title of this episode, which features Vancouver pop princess Celina K., also known as the musical act “future star.” Celina and I chat about why we love pop music and how pop stars such as Ariana Grande and Kesha can be beacons of light in difficult times. We also debunk the notion that pop music sucks because the lyrics are cliched, and we discuss how pub karaoke is a magical thing that brings people together. We also chat about the politics of cuteness and why being a music student in university can lead to a whole lot of crying. Also featured: two short n' sweet tracks from future star’s latest album, Cryorities!

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Mica Lemiski is an MFA student at UBC and contributor to Room ("Tiny Parts," Issue 39.2). Her thesis project is a combination of comedic personal essays and original music, which is being developed into a podcast series. She is the host of "Fainting Couch Feminists." She is originally from Vernon, B.C. but is currently based in Vancouver.

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