Cameron Esposito Saved Herself

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Cameron Esposito is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor, and writer. She’s the host of the Queery podcast, which features interviews with LGBTQ luminaries.

Recently, Cameron released her first book, Save Yourself, a memoir that addresses sexuality, gender, and equality. It describes how her Catholic upbringing prepared her for a career as an outspoken lesbian comedian.

Also, Cameron is the co-creator and co-star of the TV series, Take My Wife. Her recent comedy special, Rape Jokes, raised nearly $100,000 for RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

All systems have hypocrisy and flaws. Nobody is perfect. Comedy can be a relief.

Cameron is endlessly curious about other people’s past and present experiences. What will happen next?

Topics Discussed:

  • Her Catholic upbringing
  • Gender equality and queer theory
  • Social justice, support, and safe places
  • Liberation theology
  • What was missing in the Catholic message she was taught
  • Fear of abandonment
  • The connection between being a comic and a priest
  • The importance of having accountability in communities

Links and Resources:

Cameron Esposito

Queery with Cameron Esposito

Save Yourself

Take My Wife

Rape Jokes

RAINN

Spotlight

Matthias Roberts on Patreon

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