The L Word played a big role in many of our coming out stories, and screenwriter/playwright Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim (My Little Pony; Llama Llama; Vampirina) is no exception. However, she had to deal with the added impact of her mom and older sister actually being on the show OH MY GOD WHAT YES REALLY BOTH OF THEM. Ariel talks to us about all this and more; plus, Melissa Etheridge and labels and biphobia - oh my! In addition to her work in animation, Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim (IG: @shoppenheim) wrote the award-winning shorts "Fuck You From LA" and "Dear Sister." Her most recent play, Wealth, premiered at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre as part of the Sorority Series.