Fainting Couch Feminists Episode 11: Alea Rae Clark: The Power of Sadness, Androgyny, and Art Rock

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A podcast about Canadian literature, feminism, and everything in between. New episodes published on the 15th of every month. Hosted by Mica Lemiski.

Episode Eleven: Alea Rae Clark: The Power of Sadness, Androgyny, and Art Rock

This episode features Alea Rae Clark, a singer, lyricist, and guitarist in the band Douse. Alea chats with Mica about why they transitioned away from their image as "front-woman" and how identifying as non-binary has helped Douse become more unified as a band. Alea and Mica also discuss whether sadness is necessary to create art, whether lyric-writing robots are a useful tool or a disgrace to humanity and the songwriting process, and what, exactly, is "art rock"?

*Also featured: THREE hot tracks from Douse's debut album, "The Light in You Has Left"! Full album available now at douseband.com/music/

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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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