Every time I open Netflix, there is a moment of struggle to find something new that I’m actually interested in watching. I scroll through all the different genres until I get stuck in the LGBTQ+ section that barely has anything that I find enjoyable or that I haven’t watched a hundred times already. But sometimes I find one or another new surprise! So I’ve decided to share some of the movies and series that I loved because I’m sure someone else will need this small but nice list. Hopefully, more sapphic media will be added to the catalog or someone will recommend me some more options! Feel free to add your own favorites at the comments.
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Some love stories are not simple, Sweety’s is one such story. She has to contend with her over-enthusiastic family that wants to get her married, a young writer who is completely smitten by her, a secret that she harbors close to her heart and ultimately the truth that her true love might not find acceptance in her family and society. Resolving these issues proves hilarious, touching and life-changing.
Brigitte Bautista, author of f/f new adult novel “Don’t Tell My Mother” and co-editor of the romanceclass queer anthology “Start Here: Short Stories of First Encounters”, is set to release her second novel “You, Me, U.S.” on April 15.
You, Me, U.S. is a stand-alone novel set in the grit and hustle of Manila, where the prospect of love and happiness is complicated by lifelong ambitions and family expectations. The story follows the story of best friends Jo and Liza, who are as opposite as night and day. Sex worker Jo swears by the worry-free, one-day-at-a-time dance through life. Salesclerk Liza has big plans for her family’s future, and there is nothing bigger than a one-way trip to the U.S. But an almost-kiss, a sex dare, and news of Liza’s engagement to her American boyfriend unveil feelings Jo and Liza never thought they had. Deciding between staying together and drifting apart puts Liza’s best-laid plans and Jo’s laidback life in jeopardy.
If friends-to-lovers romance trope and navigating family expectations is your jam, be sure to grab a copy of You, Me, U.S. on Amazon Kindle while it’s still $0.99. Price stands until release day.
Need to hear what other readers thought of You, Me, U.S.? Check out a few early reviews on Goodreads.
Brigitte Bautista is currently juggling her day job as a software engineer and her passion for writing. She was a participant in Anvil Publishing’s #SparkNA writing workshop, where her first novel “Don’t Tell My Mother” was produced. Since then, the novel has been included in National Bookstore’s best-selling list. More recently, she worked with #romanceclass as co-editor and contributor of Start Here, a romance anthology of m/m, f/f and nonbinary/f stories.
Hi, everyone! It’s been a while. After almost eight months on hiatus, I’m finally trying to bring this blog back. And what better way to restart than sharing a friend’s work over here? It’s my pleasure to have Shelby Eileen interviewed at Bibliosapphic. Their poetry has always been such a great inspiration for me so check it out if you also love heartbreaking but powerful words full of emotions that will make you feel less alone.
Q1: Introduce new readers to your poetry. What are each of your collections about?
My first collection, soft in the middle, is based around a breakup I went through where the lines between friendship and romantic relationship were really, really blurred. It was a breakup nonetheless. It was my first experience with writing about my queerness and feelings for a girl. It also deals with body image issues and fat positivity.
My second collection, sunfish, is a collection of poems exclusively about my family. How much I miss my late grandparents, how I struggled with feeling like I didn’t belong in my family and in my religion(s), and shamelessly, honestly, exposing how difficult it is to navigate familial relationships especially between me and my parents. Very different vibe from soft in the middle!
My latest collection, Goddess of The Hunt, is about the Greek Goddess Artemis and her aromantic-asexual identity. She was a virgin goddess of many things- nature, young girls, childbirth, the moon, the hunt- and I wanted to explore how the queer aroace identity would interact with and affect the other iconic elements of her. Artemis also inspired me to show different kinds of strengths in my poems- the hard, violent warrior kind, as well as the soft, self-aware kind.