Sparkle Vlog 5: We Know Our Own Hearts — Being a Teenage Lesbian & Its Validity

(The fifth in my Sparkle Vlog series, where I—YA author Sarah Diemer—talk about inspiration, writing, and gay, queer and lesbian YA!)

In this Sparkle Vlog: I wanted to begin talking about more serious things, especially as they relate to queer issues. So in this one, I talk about being a teenage lesbian, when I first knew I was a lesbian (hint, IT HAPPENED AT SIX AND INVOLVED MY LITTLE PONIES), and how no matter WHEN you know who you are and who you love, it’s a valid experience.

(If you’d like to see me talk about something in an upcoming Vlog, let me know on my Facebook page or in the comments here! ♥)

About Sarah Diemer

I write about heroic, magical girls who love girls. I drink a lot of coffee. Follow me at or find out more about my work at
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2 Responses to Sparkle Vlog 5: We Know Our Own Hearts — Being a Teenage Lesbian & Its Validity

  1. Lee Richards says:

    Thanks for being so open! A powerful and encouraging vlog. I hope many, many young women find it.


  2. Hoss says:

    Hey, commenting to say that I’m loving your vlogs!

    You make an interesting point about lesbianism being so sexualized in our culture. I haven’t thought about that in a really long time, actually, but I’m remembering how it wasn’t until I saw Rent as a teenager that I realized two women could actually be in love with each other. And that’s exactly why queer representation in books and other media matters. If I had had access to queer female characters earlier, maybe I wouldn’t have had to go through “the struggle.”


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