Episode #1: Girl Talk

Episode #1:  We discuss how girls talk to each other about their own sexual behavior, in our lives and in YA fiction.

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Show Notes for Episode #1

– Christa mentioned a website called Scarleteen, which features comprehensive sexuality information for teenagers
– Christa mentioned a film called Kids, directed by Larry Clark and a book called The Rules by Sherrie Schneider

Book Recommendations
The Truth About Alice by Jen Mathieu  — @jenmathieu
Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass — @alexisbasswrite
How To Love by Katie Cotugno — @katiecotugno
Beautiful by Amy Reed — @amyreedfiction
Life By Committee by Corey Ann Haydu — @coreyannhaydu
Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski — @sarahmlynowski
Wildlife by Fiona Wood — @f_i_o_n_a_w_

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5 thoughts on “Episode #1: Girl Talk

  1. reynje (@reynje) says:

    Loving the podcast so far! Just thought I’d leave a book rec, though it’s probably hard to find now, being Australian and published a couple of years ago: Losing It by Julia Lawrinson (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13245023-losing-it) I thought it was a great example of girls talking about sex and what they do/don’t disclose to each other. It also has a nice diversity of experiences, and I thought the idea of a group of girls making a “lets all lose our virginity before the end of high school” pact was cool because we usually see that sort of thing depicted with boys (particularly in movies).

    Also, love that you rec’d Wildlife. That book is so amazing.


  2. carriemesrobian says:

    Thanks for the recommendation – we’ll take a look.

    And yes to the girls doing this in a group! Is there anything that could turn more sinister than a group of guys determined to lose their virginities as a group? Yikes. Plus, we’ve seen that, as you mentioned, way too many times.


  3. Reba says:

    I stumbled upon this podcast- and I’m super thrilled to find this content! I love the book recommendations and the tips you give help me think about my own content and writing. Thank you so much for making this!

    (Also, is this still up and running? I saw the last update being in Dec 2019…)


    • carriemesrobian says:

      Hi Reba: we’re currently on indefinite hiatus – we’d been thinking of reworking the concept to encompass more genres than YA and then got derailed by circumstances. I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the content and hope it is useful to you!


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