All Hail The Late-Bloomer Lesbians – Pridepalooza IG Live with Nadia Bokody

My first guest for my Pridepalooza IG Live Series this year was Nadia Bokody, a queer, sex-positive journalist and media commentator with a passion for destroying the shame around taboo topics like sexuality and mental health.

Nadia's candid, comedic editorial style has seen her work published in The Washington Post, HuffPost, and Thought Catalog. She's also a regular on Australian radio and runs a popular sex education channel on YouTube where she playfully refers to herself as “the Internet's queen of TMI.”

Like me, Nadia dated men her entire life before realizing she was gay and coming out as a lesbian. But unlike me, Nadia was a sex columnist in the public eye when she did so, which made things extra interesting.

In this conversation that took place on June 10, 2022, we discussed our late-to-the-party queer experiences, the differences we've noticed between being with men vs being with women, and how compulsory heterosexuality affected us.



Pridepalooza is hosted each June by Shohreh Davoodi (she/her). Shohreh is a self-trust coach for queer folks (and accomplices), a writer, and the host of the Conjuring Up Courage podcast. Through her content and coaching, she helps people move through self-doubt and shame so they can live their lives with intention and step into their motherf*cking magic. When Shohreh's not in front of her computer, you can find her on her trapeze, shooting her compound bow, traipsing around in nature, playing music, doing crafty shit, and loving on her girlfriend and two pups. You can keep up with Shohreh on her websiteInstagramTikTokPinterest, and Facebook.


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