This past Saturday, just a few hours before the Millions March in NYC, I sat down with Barbara Smith, a Black lesbian feminist legend.
Photos of the earth from space, let’s go camping, musical about a lesbian athlete, rape culture, tea, writing as a trans woman of color, butterflies, a tie knot that looks like a clit, gah Arkansas come on, so much weed money in Colorado, bunny-sized dinosaurs OH YEAH SAVED THAT ONE ‘TIL THE END. Get in here.
The most popular tarot deck in the western world was illustrated by a queer woman of colour, yet she is ignored in esoteric history and often omitted from the deck itself. We need to make this right.
A lot of women went through a lot of shit so you could vote, so shut up and do it.
Although the nation’s highest offices have been sought by many badass women, we have yet to win. It’s enough to make me wish we could go back in time and vote for, well, these chicks.
Sometimes, it’s hard to believe that we’re still fighting some of the same fights we had in the 60s. Here’s a herstorical playlist of protest songs to remind us of our revolutionary legacy and to inspire us in our fights today.
Women’s studies. What the f*ck is that? And how the f*ck did it get that way? Let’s find out!
Fifteen badass ladies in the history of computers and the web and the badass things they did.
Just like you and I contain multitudes, so does the movement which advocates for women’s empowerment and equality.
Stories of ten incredible women who have overcome everything from racism to gravity to frostbite in order to push us all forward.
Where would you go on your queer pilgrimage?
President Obama is puttin’ his rainbow mardi gras beads on, Rachel Jeantel has a diploma (bitches!), and also: A BEAR IN A HAMMOCK. IMPORTANT.
I wanted to create these mini shrines devoted to the badass bitches, feminists, queers and women of color, who’ve paved the way for us, so that we can be inspired and empowered by them everyday.
“I slept in your place and on your pillow — it was most as good as the cigarette you lit and gave me all gooey — not quite, for we had you and the sweet taste too — I am foolish about you I admit.”
“As this Black History Month winds down, let’s remember that reclaiming histories is not a one-shot deal. Let’s take time to be thankful for these lesbians who kept it queer and kept it real.”
Angela Davis will never be silenced, and her speaking out means that the rest of us are safely carried on the backs of giants when we do so ourselves.
Before there was sexting, there was inserting obvious sexual metaphors into benign-looking letters and adding romantic overtones to keep it classy.
Let’s put the LGBT in D and go strolling through the snow.
What do you buy someone who fuels themselves only on the knowledge that the world is an inherently imbalanced structure built to take advantage of people made the most vulnerable by its constructs?
‘Extraordinary Women in Science & Medicine’, an exhibit at The Grolier Club, highlight women scientists who transcended gender-related societal constraints, including two queer women.