Computer-generated texts, working on trains, avoiding your book club, how critics fail writers of color and more.
Topics include Edie Windsor, Party Monster, anxiety, the prison hunger strike, sorority vs. lesbians, growing up in a missionary family, HealthCare.gov and moar!
We open with two of the greatest lesbian musical acts of the last two generations and close with three songs clearly selected only because their titles contain the word “diary.” In between, there are some (mostly depressing, strangely folk-y) songs that I like.
The best stories fuck us up and force us to put ourselves back together in a new configuration.
It’s not up to just anyone. It’s up to sex workers to define their own destiny.
Topics include murder, addiction, ghosting for Julian Assange, masking, movie novelizations, Gitmo and more!
“Prepare yourselves for the ferocious arguments that will take place in the comments, and the relationships that will founder on the rocks of disagreement. Today, we discuss the Moleskine notebook.”
Novels in one sentence, “Hild,” libraries, queer poetry, semi-colons, classic literature reenacted by Lego, schools facing funding cuts for making students read queer literature and more.
“After flying 2,678 miles and over the Pacific Ocean, I realized that I was gonna have to rebuild my collection. But this time, it would be digital (and therefore move-proof).”
Topics include Sabrina the Teenage Witch, life after “The Real World,” Abercrombie, madness, 4chan and other things too complicated to describe in this little box!
You should celebrate Black History Month by reading all of these books right now.
Adventures in non-normative handedness.
Topics include the TSA, college tours, sex in marriages, slavery, Ryan Leaf, Sweet Valley High, life after prison and so much more!
As you browse through the weighty stack of applications submitted by the many humans hoping to romance you, remember: journaling is hot.
Topics include Fox News, The Illinois State Fair, Johnny Lewis, Mean Girls, Woody Allen, medical actors, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and moar!
Reading women, reading other humans, what counts as queer writing, library theft and more.
After having been lost to the world for a couple thousand years, two poems written by Sappho have unexpectedly turned up in London following an anonymous collector’s submission to Oxford.
What say you, my dear queer diarists? Are your journals destined to go up in flames? Or are you already planning the exhibition on your journal-writing career?
To celebrate her new book coming out, Janet Mock has put together a tumblr where people from all around the world can go and share how they are #RedefiningRealness.
Topics include suicide, murder, luxury cruises, Lisa Nowak, pickpocketing, cults, football, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and more!