Pridepalooza Q&A with Shohreh and Jessie | #131

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If you’ve been waiting for the tea on my romantic life, I am finally serving it up piping hot. In this episode, I’ve joined forces with my girlfriend, Jessie, to answer listener questions about our relationship and give some advice.

We discussed:

  • How it is that we are “so fucking cute” since inquiring minds apparently want to know.
  • Our love story, from how we met to where we are now.
  • Why we decided to move in together.
  • Our relationships with our parents and the level of support they’ve shown us in our relationship.
  • What kinds of shenanigans we would have gotten up to in an alternate reality where we both got to be in high school together.
  • The biggest challenges of our relationship and the biggest joys.
  • How to know when you’ve found “the one.”
  • The evolution of how we resolve conflict in our relationship and the importance of safety.

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Framed headshots of Shohreh and Jessie. Shohreh wears a light blue denim jacket and a white lace top. Jessie shows off a vest and a bowtie in the colors of the lesbian flag.

Shohreh Davoodi (she/her) was the host of the Conjuring Up Courage podcast during the show’s three-year run. Currently, Shohreh is focusing her attention on being a writer and creator. You can keep up with Shohreh by subscribing to her newsletter, The Queer Agenda, and following her on Instagram and TikTok.

Jessie R. (she/her) is the lead singer/guitarist for the all-girl, alt-rock band Langton Drive. Jessie is an extroverted introvert with a passion for learning new things. In her free time, she enjoys shooting her compound bow, leatherworking, woodworking, playing music, playing video games, reading, watching the NWSL & USWNT, and cuddling up with her partner and pups. You can find Jessie on Instagram.

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