Julien Baker’s artistry is about making the best out of nothing — making light out of the darkest times, carving faith out of doubt, building connections with strangers.
“I fire off a series of tweets to Governor Pat McCrory, as well as the North Carolina Values Coalition and some public supporters of the bill. The few replies I get make it clear that my arguments have zero impact. This issue will consume my consciousness for the following few days.”
“I feel like every single trans woman of color I know is gorgeous and beautiful and so knowing that I’m one of them, that I’m a part of that community makes me feel infinitely more beautiful than I’ve ever felt in my life.”
“My self love is my favorite thing about myself right now. Seeing my sometimes dry, sometimes crusty-eyed face first thing in the morning and automatically thinking, “Damn, you’re beautiful” is a joy I never thought I would experience.”
“I’ve been waking up just as the sun rises lately, and it allows me to feel like I have a life outside of my daily commitments. This is when I can check in with myself.”
I’ve loved princess stories ever since I was a little kid. However, being a fat, queer Latina, I often had a hard time seeing myself in these stories that I loved so much. That’s where Katie O’Neill and her comic Princess Princess Ever After comes in.
“My initial reaction was terror and denial mixed with just shock and despair. It was like my life that I knew was shattered.”
Exploring the erotic significance of wheelchairs is an opportunity to refuse the limited choices available for sexual narration.
This was supposed to be a book review of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha’s new memoir “Dirty River.” But it’s actually the story of how reading my friend and queer aunty Leah’s brown femme poetry saved me, made me a writer, and totally revolutionized my love and sex life.
In this inspiring and hilarious interview, Miyuki introduces us to her life as a continuously-evolving process of creation and discovery, and what it’s like to live solely off your art. (She also shares pictures of the tiny house she built, which are amazing!)
From an English lit degree to starting the Lingerie Lesbian blog to designing her first evening gown collection, NYC-based designer Caroline Elenowitz tells us all about her journey to running her own business.
“We would have totally fallen in love as Hogwarts professors.”
“[Being a queer woman of color gamer] affects me in wanting to see more representation for queer brown women, it informs my agenda to be seen as the hero, not just the throwaway character, first to get killed or the joke.”
“I didn’t think I’d get new editions this early, I thought I’d have to wait a couple years for the next printing to roll around to get my name fixed, so it’s awesome getting it this soon after I came out.”
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.”