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.”
Cross stitching is easy. Julie provides a list of supplies in the book, as well as instructions that can help you tackle any of the cheeky projects. …And proving even further that she’s the coolest human on the planet, Julie designed a cross stitch pattern just for Autostraddle readers.
In this very special Drawn to Comics we get to announce Cathy G. Johnson’s new book about a misfit middle school girls’ soccer team and talk about the upcoming queer paranormal romance anthology The Other Side!
We tell stories to stay awake. We tell stories to communicate. It is how we come to know each other. It is a part of our culture. We may be black, brown, white, queer, undocumented. We come from swamps, foothills, and sandy pines. We have different histories and experiences, but we came from this place and we shape this place.
“Jamie Babbit has been trying to put dildos in her films for YEARS.”
“If people have a way to view entertainment, they’re going to want to jerk off with it.”
Alynda Lee Segarra and Yosi Perlstein chat with us about their new album and new tour — and oh, by the way, you can win tickets to see them!
“…diaries inspired me and I felt like I had to write something that fused together the pressure cooker of the 80s — being surround by excess — from neon spandex and political darkness to now, where even though Section 28 has been repealed, and same-sex marriage has been embedded into law, it still feels like society has a lot of catching up to do.”
“I have the last say on every word. So know that it comes through me. It’s not being written by a bunch of straight people in a room, like, ‘What would a lesbian say?'”
The Venezuelan supermodel, actress and activist talks about her new memoir, coming out now vs. then, inspiring gay Latinas, the kinds of pastries she brought Sandra Bernhard years ago and working on set of The L Word.
“I think you can put so many people of color on TV shows, but until there are more people of color who are making those decisions to put those actors and actresses in those roles, we’re not quite at that point yet. We need more Shonda Rhimes in our lives.”
Musician Julia Nunes on her kickstarter, her new album, her relationship with Dannielle Owens-Reid and that time she almost fell into the toilet before opening for Ben Folds.
We convinced her to share her top secret tips for cooking perfect scrambled eggs!
“That’s the reason having a platform matters so much to me. Violence against trans women of color gets shoved under the rug so often, and there’s no accountability.”