The podcast journey started with Bree putting out a call on Tumblr to see if anyone was interested in creating a podcast about the show, Motherland: Fort Salem. Theora answered the call and the chemistry was instant. Big Witch Energy, A Motherland: Fort Salem was cultivated by the two of them and would go on to cover two seasons of the show by themselves. The mission was simple: #SaveMotherlandFortSalem
A fan convention brought Kaitlynn into the mix. Bree and Kaitlynn began working together leading up to the event and quickly became close friends. After the event, Bree asked Kaitlynn to help with one video... and it spiraled from there. Kaitlynn joined the podcast right before season 3 of Motherland: Fort Salem and helped establish the YouTube channel. From there, they continued to grow and interview even more cast and crew members.
In September of 2022, the podcast was rebranded to Big Gay Energy! The podcast now focuses on all LGBTQ+ media with the hopes of increasing awareness and engagement. Even though representation in the media is getting better, there is still a lot of work to do.
MEET OUR FAMILY
Bree lives near Walmart HQ (Kaitlynn loves to remind people about this). She will make you laugh when you are about to cry and will always be there for you. Her creative mind gets our family into some interesting situations but we would follow her anywhere. Her charismatic and alluring personality will instantly make you fall in love with her. She was the one with the original idea to do a podcast and brought our family together. Without her, we wouldn't have found our way to each other. Like a good buddy, Bwe Bwe is there!
Written by: Kaitlynn
Kaitlynn functions as the executive producer and video editor extraordinaire, but really, she is the heart and soul of the BGE team. Her passionate belief that media can change the world is contagious! Her valuable insight into the behind-the-scenes aspects of media production is invaluable. She is also quite the sleuth. Kaitlynn will find things out about you with her impeccable research skills that you’ve forgotten yourself! But that kind of dedication is born from Kaitlynn’s genuine interest in getting to know others on a soul level.
Written by: Theora
Theora a.k.a. Dr. T is the glue that holds this insane trio together. With seemingly never-ending patience, she gets everyone back on track. Her specialty is providing in-depth analysis of queer media that even researchers would envy. She’s our resident genius with all the best one-liners and satirical commentary.
Written by: Bree