FEM FINDS: Media Must-Haves curated by FEM Members ~ November 2020

FEM FINDS, FEM’s story series via FEM’s Instagram, gives a glimpse into the media FEM Members are consuming and loving lately. In a highly digitized world, it’s easy to get lost in choices. FEM has the solution for you:

The following article contains images with quote transcriptions and image descriptions for FEM FINDS story series content posted during the month of November. All quotes are anonymous.

Stay tuned for monthly updates on our compilation of FEM FINDS. 

Cover Image: Applies to all story posts unless otherwise indicated

Image description: Image is a 9:16 ratio rectangular story graphic. Background is light pink. All text is dark orange. Double lined dark orange border surrounds central text. Below the subtext is faint orange line design. In the bottom right corner of the graphic is an orange arrow pointing right.

Text description: Central text states, “FEM FINDS.” Subheading text states, “What are FEM Members loving lately?” 

Recommendations graphic image description: Structure/format of all graphics indicating recommendations and quotes is the same. Image description applied here to format is indicative of all image descriptions for recommendation graphics unless otherwise specified:

Graphic is 9:16 ratio rectangular graphic. Background is light pink. Graphic contains two pictures and borders per picture accompanied by relevant quotes. Quote text is burnt orange. Border behind the pictures is black border meant to represent the look of a film camera. Pictures are set at top and bottom of graphics.

Saturday, November 7th 2020

Self-Care Fem Finds Cover Image

Image description: Image is a 9:16 ratio rectangular story graphic. Background is light pink. All text is dark orange. Double lined dark orange border surrounds central text. Below the subtext is faint orange line design. In the bottom right corner of the graphic is an orange arrow pointing right.

Text description: Central text states, “FEM FINDS.” Subheading text states, “What are FEM Members loving lately?” In the left corner above the central texts states, “Self-care.”

Top image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image (see above). Photos showcased for each recommendation include ‘Best Friends’ podcast cover photo: photo is of hosts Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata standing next to each other holding umbrellas. Top text states ‘Best Friends.’ Other photo includes a Spotify photo of Jazmin Bean. Portrait of Jazmin Bean with light-purple background is shown. 

Top text description: 

Quote in recommendation of ‘Best Friends’ podcast: “There’s a fun podcast called ‘Best Friends,’ hosted by comedian Nicole Byer and actress Sasheer Zamata, real-life BFFs who get together every week to catch up and talk about what’s been going on with them. It’s hilarious and low-key, and by the end you feel like you’re Nicole and Sasheer’s new bestie!”

Quote in recommendation of Jazmin Bean: “‘I’ve been listening to Jazmin Bean a ton lately. They have this cutsey demon aesthetic and make really aggressive music. good for halloween but perfect for escapism!”

Bottom image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image (see above). Photos showcased for each recommendation include a graphic of Bilbo the cat holding a trans flag. Other photo includes a cover image of ‘George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love’ by George Clinton.

Bottom text description: 

Quote in recommendation of the podcast ‘The Bilbcast:’ “‘The Bilbcast’ is the podcast of Bilbo the good bboy, @thegoodcatboy on twitter. features Irish trans rights activist @ellenfromnowon and her round cat boy. On this podcast one enjoys small man bilbo purring for an hour – relieves my anxiety. http://thegoodboy.cat/bilbcast”

Quote in recommendation of ‘George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love:’ “The album George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love has been an absurd funky comfort to me this week. It’s an album of wonderful covers. The song ‘Ain’t That Peculiar’ in particular is so dirty and fun you can’t help but wag your tail to it.”

Saturday, November 14th 2020

Top image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image (see above). Photos showcased for each recommendation include ‘Shrill’ by Hulu promo photo: portrait of protagonist wearing orange shirt. Design on the book is a drawing of Sasha Velour over a red backdrop. Other photo includes the VCR cover graphic of ‘Hearts & Minds’ documentary: backdrop is green, front cover image showcases Vietnamese boys. Back cover showcases white text.’

Top text description: 

Quote in recommendation of ‘Shrill’ on Hulu: “I really like ‘Shrill’ on Hulu! It’s one of the first (only?) fat positive shows I’ve seen and it’s amazing. In one episode a character just gets an abortion and it’s not a huge plot point it’s just like a part of her day and something ab that rly spoke to me lol”

Quote in recommendation of ‘Hearts & Minds’ documentary: “‘The documentary “hearts and minds” is a heartbreaking look at the vietnam war and a hard look at US imperialism, it’s available on HBO Max.”

Middle image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image (see above). Photos showcased for each recommendation include ‘Butter on the Latch’ cover image: two people are seen embracing as purple fabric circles around them. Other photo includes a cover art from Erika de Casier’s ‘Essentials’ album: white background with a small central photo of Erika de Casier; her name is written above the photo and the title below.

Middle text description:

Quote in recommendation of ‘Butter on the Latch’: “‘Butter on the Latch’ by Josephine Decker is a super underrated film about the intimacies and underlining tension in female friendships done in a super collaborative, very low budget, and experimental magical way! I saw recently and can’t get it out of my head”

Quote in recommendation of Erika de Casier’s ‘Essentials’ album: “The album ‘essentials’ by Erika de Casier is a beautifully witchy lo fi album which I can’t recommend enough!!”

Bottom image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image (see above). Photos showcased for each recommendation include Youtube screenshots of Anohni’s ‘I Will Survive’ cover. Anohni stands on stage in a thumbnail. Second photo showcases Youtube screenshot of Lous and the Yakuza’s video for ‘Dilemme.’ Lous sits on the couch with back turned in thumbnail.

Bottom text description:

Quote in recommendation of Anohni’s cover of ‘I Will Survive:’ “Anohni recently released her version of ‘I Will Survive.’ In her video she dedicates her cover to various marginalized communities that often go unrecognized which made her version even more powerful.”

Quote in recommendation of Lous and the Yakuza’s video for ‘Dilemme:’ “My cousin Emma recommended this song called ‘Dilemme’ by Lous and the Yakuza, a 23-year-old Congolese-Belgian artist. It combines somber, thoughtful lyrics with a smooth and powerful beat––check out the music video too!”

Saturday, November 21st 2020

Image description: Image is in typical format of recommendations graphic image (see above). Photos showcased for each recommendation include chunky gem, bead, and chain necklace made by @/harlothands on Instagram podcast cover image. Other photo includes book covers of ‘Redwood and Ponytail’ by K.A. Holt. Background is teal, the text stating title is yellow, and the central image is a drawing of two hands interlocking pinkies.

Text description: 

Quote in recommendation of @/harlothands jewelry on Instagram: “Super random but i’ve been totally inspired by @/harlothands on ig’s jewelry/design work, they’re part of a larger gemming/jewelry community of femmes that use beading/jeweling as a really dynamic and cool artform, gr8 to consider shopping small/handmade/slow fashion businesses 4 holiday gifts coming up!”

Quote in recommendation of ‘Redwood and Ponytail’ by K.A. Holt: “I read this book called Redwood and Ponytail by K.A. Holt all in one night that made me sob because it was the queer YA novel I desperately needed as a kid! It’s written entirely in verse, and it’s about two girls in seventh grade who realize they have a crush on each other.”

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