It’s Wednesday and we are celebrating women, queer women that are creating art, telling stories and impacting the world. Every week I am talking with a queer womxn creators/artists and sharing their story, their work with you!
Introducing Gaby Dunn, who is a writer and creator of digital videos, TV, books and comics. She lives in Los Angeles and wrote “I Hate Everyone But You” with Allison Raskin, created a pilot titled, Love Me Do, and and has a podcast, Bad With Money!
Photo by Doug Frerichs
Javay Frye: How did you get into your genre of art?
Gaby Dunn: I was always a writer, even when I was a kid. It’s just what I’ve always done. It doesn’t matter the medium. As long as I can write.
JF: How does being a queer womxn influence the art you create?
GD: It colors everything I do. My bisexuality specifically allows me to be openminded in a way that I think makes my art better. As Frank Ocean said, “I see on both sides like Chanel.” Being able to experience that beauty from all angles makes my writing richer.
JF: What has been your greatest work to date?
GD: Maybe not greatest, but my favorite has been the Bad With Money podcast!
JF: Who are some artists/creators who have influenced you?
GD: Cameron Esposito, Eileen Myles, Janis Joplin, Nina Simone
JF: What’s the story behind your podcast?
My podcast was born out of the shame of being bad with money and the way we’ve made talking about finances taboo. I was sick and tired of feeling isolated and embarrassed about something so ubiquitous. I wanted to put a voice to it.
JF: How do you feel art/content is impacting and changing the world we live in?
GD: I think it’s given marginalized people a voice in a way they haven’t had historically. It allows for people to understand experiences that aren’t theres but are maybe closer to theirs. It makes us all not so alone.