We invited our music sponsor Miss Christine to talk about walking on their journey of queer discoveries and creating space for queer folks in their original songs. Christine Moad, a bassist and singer-songwriter, blends indie rock with blues and soul influences delivered with a defiant punk attitude to open listeners’ minds to possibilities beyond the gender binary. This episode is a fantastic way to wrap up Pride month; however, remember that the struggles and celebration of LGBTQ+ lives continue throughout the year.
[Miss Christine Bio]
Christine Moad has traveled the world from Tennessee to Monaco as a professionally touring bassist. They attended the Berklee College of Music before gaining experience as a session musician in Nashville. Christine defied expectations yet again by leaving Nashville behind for a farm near Iowa City where they write and record their original songs. Miss Christine released their debut solo album, Conversion, in 2019. The follow-up, “Bittersweet,” is now available on CD with a digital release set for 2023.
[Miss Christine Links]
[Book Recommendations by Christine]
- Refusing Compulsory Sexuality by Sherronda J. Brown
- Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon
- Ace by Angela Chen
- How to They/Them by Stuart Getty
- What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She by Dennis Baron
- How to Be You: Stop Trying to Be Someone Else and Start Living Your Life by Jeffrey Marsh
[LGBTQ Resource List from Christine]
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