Episode 4: Orlando and Filling the Well

It’s been a tough few weeks* for Paula, and all of us, following the senseless murder of 49 men and women in a gay club in Orlando.

Paula went to a lovely service at the Foundry Church followed by a vigil walk to Dupont Circle.  She was surrounded by Latinex queers and I felt silly because I had never heard that word before. Here is a handy guide that I am currently memorizing.

A moment of levity in our conversation: this article from The Onion. ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

If you have to pee outside during The Sports, getchur hands on a Stadium Pal, pal.

Press pause on the podcast and listen to this 100 times please.

We went to see John Paul White and The Secret Sisters to soothe our souls. I tried to be sneaky and take a picture during sound check. Paula just introduced herself after the show was over. Both ways are equally fine and one is not considerably less creepy than the other.


Thanks for sharing your art so we could fill the well…

From Julia Cameron‘s The Artist’s Way:

Art is an image-using system. In order to create, we draw from our inner well. This inner well, an artistic reservoir, is ideally like a well-stocked trout pond. We’ve got big fish, little fish, fat fish, skinny fish– an abundance of artistic fish to fry. As artists, we must realize that we have to maintain this artistic ecosystem.

If we don’t give some attention to upkeep, our well is apt to become depleted, stagnant, or blocked. Any extended period of piece of work draws heavily on our artistic well.

As artists we must learn to be self-nourishing. We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them– to restock the trout pond, so to speak. I call this process filling the well. 

Thanks for listenin’, y’all! We appreciate you stopping by.


-Paula & Amy

*Luckily there is plenty more gay stuff to go around, as Paula is currently in NYC for Gay Pride. 


Episode 3: Pride, Rape & Bikini Bodies

Paula really did meet Salvador! They are now Facebook friends.

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Josh (R), Roger (L) (pronounced “Hose-juh”) and the officiant:


The Rapist Brock Turner Debacle of 2016

  • Emily Doe’s Victim Statement. Do her justice and read this.
  • I will not post Rapist Brock Turner’s father’s statement because it’s disgusting. You can Google it if you want to.
  • Amy’s uncle Charles Chastain’s work can be found here.

The Derbyshire Supply Teacher and her Bikini Body Class

This is what “oversouling” is.

Thanks for listenin’, y’all! We appreciate you stopping by.

-Paula & Amy



Episode 2: Bob the Drag Queen, JLo, Apologizing

Here’s the stuff we laughed our way through in We Are Still Hungry, Episode 2.

“If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.”

– Paula D. Atkinson

Bob the Drag Queen, courtesy of LogoTV

Bob the Drag Queen, courtesy of LogoTV

“Find something you about yourself that you like. And focus on that. If I don’t like my face, if I don’t like my weight, then I think to myself, ‘I have nice teeth.” And it may just start with one tooth. Look at that tooth, ‘that’s a nice tooth, man!’ and then once you can accept that one little thing about yourself, you can accept you for who you are.”

-Bob the Drag Queen

“But I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them. And then, what felt like moments later, boom—Beyoncé brought the leg meat. A back porch and thick muscular legs were now widely admired. And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you. All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.”
― Tina Fey, Bossypants

On Apologizing:

Lena Dunham’s post on LinkedIn (not Lenny)

Jess Grose article featuring Debrah Tannen.

Still lookin’ for that book with the quote about “apologizing for taking up so much space…”

Thanks for listenin’, y’all! Let us know if there are any topics you’d like us to talk about. We appreciate you stopping by.


Amy & Paula

Episode 1

This was our very first episode that we recorded in January 2016 and then got busy. Not very much of this was relevant when we published it in June, but whatevs. For instance, Kocktails with Khloe has already been cancelled.

Highlights from this episode:

Oh, Oprah. We are mad at you.

We love Amy Schumer but also, the “bullshit” about Fame-Tinder is, in fact, bullshit. Apparently that doesn’t exist and that’s not how Amy met her boyfriend. Oops!

Here is James Corden’s YouTube channel so you can watch all the Carpool Karaoke episodes, including the Adele one that we talked about.


“Enlightenment is complete tolerance of cognitive dissonance.” – Robert Thurman

Thanks for listenin’, y’all!!

-Paula & Amy