Hi I’m spending the day back home in IL interviewing family members about my mom (for my podcast but also for my own personal keeping). I’ve been so insanely nervous to do this, to willingly revisit trauma (and ask my family to do the same). Losing her as young as I did has made me terrified to hear all the good stories about her (caring mom, thoughtful friend, avid concert-goer) because I fantasize about an alternate timeline of what life would’ve been like had she been in it and I get caught in a cycle of anger/sadness. But as I approach the age she was when she passed (31), I find myself more & more moved to uncover who she was as a woman and celebrating her life, while focusing less on my own guilt, loss & trauma. It’s what she would have wanted.
Happiest of birthdays to my best friend @lizzysebuck - a person I can endlessly rely on, a bud where even the most menial of activities can become the most fun we’ve ever had and a wise old woman I am always learning from ❤️
When @tancredjess asked if I wanted to make a super queer Riverdale music video, I said ummm hell yes.
You can watch the full video for Tancred's "Something Else" on Apple Music - directed by @jasonllester - pussycats played by @pottymouthworld
It’s nearing the end of a Sicker Sadder World era. Next week is the final episode of our weekly Daria rewatch podcast. It’s been a blast analyzing one of the greatest shows of all time, while also uncovering all of Laura’s high school secrets and hearing her say on-air that she isn’t mad at me. I couldn’t ask for a better co-pilot whose always down to clown or a more loyal band of listeners. Until next time.... Hey Daria (in Trent’s voice) 🤘🏼