This is the biggest, most amazing AAA that you’ve ever seen. You are not ready.
The latest episode of Kristin Russo’s First Person series is queering fashion, Arabelle Sicardi and her mom are watching TV, drawing race and class boundaries with sexual discourse, Gillian Anderson is avaibs, being fat black and invisible, your daily Stevie Nicks moment, instagram isn’t comfy with your blood because they are ignorant fucks, and young girl gets gifts from crows because she’s living her best life.
Crows understand analogies, IKEA has emojis, John Stewart should be replaced by a woman, dying on Facebook is a little better now, Helen Keller on mansplaining, and so much more!
Doctor Who as Lego, KStew as yr gf, science about making a baby with two other people, cats in boxes, sex and menstruation (!!!), reheat your pizza like a fucking pro please, and so much more!
Dolly Parton, Ellen’s new design show, like fifteen stories about cats, misandry, women on submarines and so much more!
How the media writes women of color, Thanksgiving things to read, lists of women and songs, Brittani Nichols, divorce, cultural appropriation in the birthing community, the importance of educating and also scaring children, milk crates, sea stars, unicorns, Stef possums, and a cover of “America” that legit made me cry this morning.
Potatoes, bisexuals, cat crafts, Ellen Page, feminist echo chambers, Mars, swimming, Dear White People, life lessons, rituals and spells, racism in the newsroom, movies, the sex talk, teen pregnancy, cookie butter, other things, stuff you’ll like, words to read, pictures.
If you wait until your girlfriend with body issues is feeing just really attractive and good about herself to approach the idea of sex, you are, sooner or later, going to stop having sex together. Period.
The NIH has spent millions to find out why lesbians are more often overweight than straight women. But is it a matter of public health, or a product of the accepting nature of queer culture?
“When I was thirteen years old I began starving myself. I did so, in short, because I wanted so desperately to be thin. And by thin, I mainly meant white.”
Curvy, plus-size, big, thick and fat people are heading to the beach and the pool and taking to social media to show off their beautiful bodies and fashionable fatkinis.
I got a taste of something I had never known — shopping in the men’s department afforded my body the opportunity to take up the amount of space it actually takes up.
“This is the root of the problem with fat shamers such as Kelsey. They are not worried about the health of others, they are angry that they must worry and we do not. They are people who fear becoming fat, have been fat or feel fat right now and can’t stand that there are fat people in the world that seem carefree. Don’t you know you are disgusting!!?!?!? You’re supposed to be unhappy being fat!! That’s why I work so hard to stay thin; because fat people should be unhappy!!! WHY CAN’T I HAVE MORE MCDONALDS??? The reason I know this is because I was one of these people for a very long time.”
As a teenager, I reeled from the shift in the how society now viewed me: as a collection of body parts for anyone and everyone to comment on. Today, watching my teenage sister on social media gives me hope.
Like you needed another excuse to keep listening to Beyoncé.
Molly Alice Hoy is a queer cartoonist who addresses topics ranging from body image to queer cats to being half in the closet and half out with a deft hand and relatable stories.
“The work I do is all about how we make peace with the body, our own and other people’s bodies. I can’t have that conversation without talking about my queerness, or my blackness, or my size, or my mental health, or trans issues, or disability. It’s about everybody’s right to be on this planet.”
“Words like fat need to be rescued from the tyranny of hate.”
Exploring 40 different artist’s feelings and experiences about their bodies and gender, the zine “Every/Body” has stories and comics ranging from the touching and tragic, to the inspiring and uplifting.
It was time to try to trust my body and see what it would be capable of.