“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.”
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!