The women activists of #BlackLivesMatter, anal bronzing, Rachel Maddow, a week of being harassed on twitter, douchebags catcalling their own mothers, Google is not a library, the whiteness of voices in public radio, I think Modern Farmer is going to be ok, teenage brains, and more!
So maybe my pregnancy path isn’t as simple and straightforward as baby books would have you believe it should be because I’m a poor QPoC with anxiety, but it has been an interesting worthwhile journey so far. I can’t wait until I can take the next step.
Modern Farmer please don’t leave us, Viola Davis and the cast of OITNB winning at the SAG awards, Angela Chase, gay adoption and parenting, Evan Rachel Wood Bisexual in an upcoming cabaret, what’s in your makeup, zodia snacks, and so so very much more!
In the early oughts, Dr. Orly Lacham-Kaplan got pretty close to figuring out how to turn two human eggs into a baby — something a lot of lesbians want to see happen very soon. What happened?
Queer and trans women of color living life, how to pet a cat, women punching people, grownup tomboy style, Everyone IS Gay, Brittani Nichols made them all that way, you can buy music, the Trans 100, abortions, a shitbag man got fired, poison, #pdxcarpet, turtles, marijuana, what I’m wearing this weekend.
I’m sorry we didn’t hang out on Monkey Day!
Sesame Street, Margaret Cho, trans women in Bangladesh, a playlist, wishes, blue things, anime, Vikki Reich, Elaine Atwell, Thanksgiving dinner thoughts sprinkled with privilege, Arabelle Sicardi, geek girl culture, superiority by way of motherhood, Mean Girls, organ donors, dogs in cars and so very much more!
“In contrast to cheesy maternity shoots or tabloid “baby bumps,” Sophie’s photos show our animal hunger, our exhaustion and our inability to keep up with the housework.”
“Wrongful birth? Breach of Warranty? This is about racism and anti-Blackness. We don’t need to avoid those phrases; we need to use them.”
So much of our cultural rhetoric around breastfeeding is tied to a sense of what women should be doing rather than what they would like to or are even able to do. Breastfeeding isn’t purely a medical issue, but neither is it a wholly moral one. And all the parameters that go into a woman’s decision to breastfeed pale next to the fear that she is somehow failing her child.
Spread the gay agenda with these colourful, easy-to-read books teaching love, acceptance, and science.
“Whose sperm is this?” she asked me once. Maybe it was the first time. “It’s mine,” I said. I didn’t know what else to say. I had paid for it. No one else was coming to get it.
“Sometimes, when you’re in the business of parenting, you have to phone a friend for a bit of perspective and advice. Sometimes, you have to phone more than one.”
Did you once kill a wasp with your bare hands so it wouldn’t sting your daughter? Did you raise a thriving family in a homophobic community? Was there some seemingly insignificant moment that was anything but which made you realize that you were unstoppable in your own unique way? We want to hear about it!
She didn’t say “I have suspected this for years and I still love you.” It went more like a Scared Straight kind of thing but instead of scaring me about drugs and a life of crime, she wanted to scare me straight, straight. “Just Say No to Lesbianism” straight.
Aimi and Victoria Leggett wanted to have their son baptized into the Church of England but were rejected by the local vicar. Thankfully, the rest of the Church of England also thinks this is ridiculous.
“As a lesbian mom, it was especially hard to fight the urge to do the “right” thing, however slippery a concept that was, because I was representing a community, not just myself, I thought.”
From politics to high school graduation, we’re moving on up.
I want us to all take a moment to let this sink: according to the largest study on same-sex parents and their children ever conducted, the kids are not only okay, but in some ways more well-adjusted than the children in heterosexual-parented families.
Happy Mother’s Day, queermos!