Bo Abeille

Bo Abeille is a writer, artist promoter, and sex enthusiast. She is best known for her passionate film, television, and fashion analyses, and shouting KISS HIM! or KISS HER! when she sees two beautiful people standing next to each other. Bo works closely with many up-and-coming photographers and models, helps promote their work, and collaborates on exclusive content for Les Beehive. Bo’s current project is a 365 Photo Project where she photographs herself every day for one year and accompanies each photo with a lyric or quote. You can see her work on Flickr and Tumblr. Bo writes autobiographically about sexuality, body image, and nostalgia, and stores her words here. In her spare time Bo enjoys baking, doing yoga, testing various brands of hummus, and petting cats.

Bo Abeile is a media curator, writer, and photographer based in Seattle Washington. She began blogging about her celebrity, fashion, and film passions in 2001, curating websites on various blogging platforms, most notably since 2008 as Bohemea and Pussy Le Queer on Tumblr. Her success on Tumblr was noticed early on – the online lesbian magazine Autostraddle featured her in 2009 as one of the “14 Lesbian and Genderqueer Tumblrs to Watch“.

As her time on Tumblr went on she was followed and referenced by such well known media figures as New York artist Molly Crabapple, who created the site art for Les Beehive, designer Marc Jacobs, artist Audrey Kawasaki, writer Warren Ellis, and various other writers, photographers, and artists, as well as the Tumblrs for Vanity Fair, BlackBook, Dazed & Confused, and Flare. Best selling lesbian magazine Curve featured Bo, calling her one of the “lesbian taste-makers of the digital age“. Online newspaper The Daily Dot called Bo one of the “Queens of Celebrity Tumblr”. Bo’s female-focused NSFW Tumblr Pussy Le Queer quickly gained a following, especially amongst models and photographers whose work ended up being promoted there.

After five successful years on Tumblr, demand rose for Bo to find a home of her own. In 2013 Bo started her own site Les Beehive. In addition to sharing images and opinions about film, fashion, photography, art, and television, Bo writes autobiographical pieces about sexual identity and relationships. She also promotes photographers, artists and writers, and works with distributors to promote media. In 2012 Bo promoted Fiona Apple’s album The Idler Wheel… for Sony Music, and worked with IFC Films to promote the film Blue is the Warmest Color.

Les Beehive is the joyful celebration of fashion and pop culture visualized through the female gaze, where Bo filters media and culture through her own unique eye, and infuses her personal experiences and memories into reviews and curation. Writer Natasha Vargas-Cooper, author of Mad Men Unbuttoned, says of Bo: “I don’t know how one acquires and refines taste–whether it’s born or cultivated– but this woman has it. She has an eye for the power, torment, and romantacism behind all visual arts. Whether it be Gauguin painting, the curve of Christian Bale’s grimace, a Roman fresco, or the bewitching quality of early 90′s music videos, she has the magic.”

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For media or artist promotion or general inquries, contact Bo Abeille at lesbeehive@gmail.com.