Caroline Sinders chats with us about what it’s like when SXSW cancels a panel about harassment because of harassment.
I had heard about Reina Gossett and Grace Dunham’s close relationship, and how it was informing some incredible work together, so I sought them out to find out more — over the course of our afternoon together in NYC, our conversation covered everything from the damages of biological essentialism to the radical power of empathy to how important it is to feel sexy sometimes.
I did a quick interview with the founder of FlirtyQWERTY, a free and feminist emoji app, about desegregating tech, bringing people together, and flipping people off.
Wife/wife documentary duo Michelle Boyaner and Barbara Green have been working together for decades — their latest project, It’s Not A Burden, gets real about the heartbreak and humor of caring for elderly parents.
“Cast members in a devised show are able to create and develop honest depictions of characters who hold the same identities as the actors. These representations are far more complex, interesting, and truthful than characters we as directors and creators could develop on our own.”
“My hunger for success is a hunger to connect with as many people as possible, and for us all to help each other along this journey. That’s what I thrive on.”
Two of our favorite queer rock stars chat with each other about their new albums, their mental health, and Mariah Carey.
“If someone had been like, “You are going to write a thing and it’s going to be fully produced and you are gonna star in it and it’s gonna be really good,” I would’ve been like, nah.”
Talking with three of the stars of trans-created webseries Her Story about love, representation, staffing a set with trans women and so much more.
“What we did was rectification, not vandalism. Those statues are bronze (brown) underneath the layer of white paint -— the symbolism behind that is infuriating.”
“These people need to be acknowledged for the role they played. And that they existed! It’s so important that they at least realized that Marsha and Sylvia existed and that they did so much to help the community.”
A chat with Leanne Pittsford of Lesbians Who Tech where we give five tickets to the Berlin Summit to five random Autostraddle commenters! FOR FREE! GET IN HERE!
This book is jam packed with awesome. Unsurprisingly, so is Maggie Nelson.
Poet Leah Horlick’s book of poems For Your Own Good uses the symbolic language of the tarot as a vehicle to express some of the most traumatic experiences of her life. These poems tell the story of an abusive relationship and its aftermath, using tarot cards and tarot symbolism to do so.
Documentary films. Policy initiatives. Direct action. These 20 activists are doing it all to save the world — and they’re Autostraddle readers just like you!
Despite (or maybe because of) her lesbianism and shocking lyrics, she’s smashing into mainstream media and not giving any fucks. You will love her. You are welcome in advance for introducing you to your next favorite album.
“When we see women in armor, or in suits, we think of them as strong and powerful. When we see men in a dress, it’s somehow demeaning. I don’t agree with that or believe it at all.”
Ela Darling and Sovereign Syre might not be who you’d expected to be at the helm of the new, totally feminist, herstorical web series “Boss Bitches of History.” But together, the two adult entertainers are ready to bring women’s history to life – and redefine society’s expectations and pre-determined narratives for women at the same time.
“I know that our story is the story of so many others, and I want those people to know that they’re not alone, and that they do have the right to fight back.”
“Reading ‘Fun Home’ was like someone turning on the lights for me. I immediately bought a book called ‘How To Make Comics’, went to (the now defunct) Pearl Paints and got all the tools I needed, and I just started drawing.”