FOF #2958 – Eartha Kitt and The Divas Who Raised Us

May 17, 2021 · 1985 views

Alexandra Gray in the middle, left: Lucille Ball and baby Ricky Arnaz Jr, and on the right: Eartha Kitt with her daughter Kitt Shapiro.

A mother is anyone who channels feminine energy to nurture people and love them unconditionally. For many LGBTQ+ folks, we’ve had to seek out that energy when we didn’t get enough from our own mothers. Sometimes we found it in an auntie, a friend or mentor, but oftentimes, it was the divas in showbiz that raised us.

From the singing divas like Eartha Kitt to Shirley Basey, to open lesbian stand up comedians like Sandra Bernhard and Moms Mabley, to the hilarious redheads of television like Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball, these women cranked up the mother goddess factor like no other and brought up generations of queer youth.

Today Alexandra Gray joins us to reflect on all the great mommies who loved us, from Diana Ross who taught us to stop in the name of love to Madonna who told us to justify our love.

Plus- Some of the great women from Feast of Fun who gave us invaluable life lessons.
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Kate Bornstein – FOF #1629 – Kate Bornstein Inside the Belly of Scientology
Dolores Deluce – FOF #2186 – The Woman with 1000 Jobs

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