Conceiving a child isn't always a romantic process—especially for queer folks. There are doctors, donors, crinkly hospital gowns, stirrups (nooooo), and about a million questions you and your partner must navigate together. It can be a daunting process, which is why screenwriter Sara Graefe decided to create Swelling With Pride, an anthology of queer conception and adoption stories that captures just how complex (and beautiful, and heartbreaking) the process of bringing a human being into the world can be when you're not straight. In this episode, Sara discusses her own conception story along with the challenges and unique joys of queer motherhood. We also discuss representations of queerness on TV and why a queer character's sexuality needn't be their defining trait!
Fainting Couch Feminists Episode Fifty-Five: Twats, Tots, and Biological Clocks: Sara Graefe Talks Queer Conception and Motherhood
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