Sandcastles, fall drives, pop culture colliding with real life violence, robots, more Katrina pieces, Lisa Frank, rape culture left and right, agender fashion and so much more!
The robot uprising, the porcupine problem, places you can hike, cool puzzles, curriculum, a man that’s a goat, octopi are aliens I guess, Shirley Manson, sexual healing with witches, we buy lots of books, Mey for president and so much more!
So many films about women, the menstruation revolution, #GiveYourMoneyToWomen, the Stonewall parody trailer you’ve been waiting for, Gabby Rivera love, what science says about friendships in your 30s, a mini playlist of sorts, and so much more!
Questions I never thought I’d have to consider, but here we are. Get an exclusive peek into my over-processing journey towards queer parenthood.
More links than you can swallow with a milkshake.
“In one of my college psych courses we had to try to use conditioning to get rid of bad habits. My classmates tried to stop biting their nails. I tried to stop panicking during sex.”
Mirror-touch synesthesia, so many black children living in poverty, holding your kid’s hand, edibles, Bill fucking Clinton, not productivity tips, Free the Nipple, Jamie Babbit and Natasha Lyonne together again, shopping for maternity clothes, Sophia Wallace and your clit, women ruling Pluto, treating your own damn bladder infection, and so much more!
Things that aren’t marriage equality but are still really neat!!
Carol is cool at Cannes, there are fewer of you than you thought, “partner” please, baby microbiomes, omg this female athlete situation, birthday cake popcorn looks so amazing but I know I couldn’t eat it, new emojis!, resources for when you can’t afford therapy, and so much more!
Oregon banned conversion therapy, your sexual appetite is different from your partners and that’s cool, queering motherhood with lactation!, Jasika Nicole and Brittani Nichols being awesome, documents, diversity, sex workers, snorkeling, smoking, dreams, woodchucks and more!
How I prepare my home and myself for the experience of birth and new parenthood, with as few products as possible.
“I kept having this ridiculous vision of, say, five years down the line being at a filmmaker meet up, looking across the room and recognizing my child in a stranger’s face, being like holy shit, I think that’s our donor. It’s a little absurd, I know, but San Francisco is a pretty small town!”
Smith is now accepting trans women, three-parent birth certificates, Cat Con LA is just what it sounds like, books to help your kids understand revolution, Roxane Gay interviewing Toni Morrison, a Sally Ride pin you need ASAP and so much more!
Black women at the helm of protests, fundraisers to support, gay marriage on tribal lands, Grace Ellis talking about Lumberjanes, the history of jeans in women’s protests, taking up space, a serial killer and the cops that didn’t give a fuck, sex workers, female engineers, rattlesnakes, nanoscale tubes, a dancing baby, the class divide, and so much more!
“If we think too hard, we’ll never do it,” Kellie said. She was right. A cost-benefit analysis would yield no practical reason to grow our family. The only reason to make a new baby was that we felt like it, and we could.
“There were good reasons we hadn’t started trying. But the bigger reason, which came out right there in a flood on cobblestones in the French Quarter, was that Simone wanted me to carry her baby, and that was maybe going to be impossible to achieve.”
Lloimincia Hall is fcking amazing, talk of parenting or not parenting, Gillian Anderson in bed, making feminist organizing more inclusive, TREES, the history of 4/20, and so much more!
Welcome to a new series about how we made our babies! This week you’ll learn how to inseminate yourself and the importance of the pillow-to-butt ratio!
“But no matter what, I’ve always, always, always known that I would be a parent. I’ve always wanted to have a baby. Actually babies, plural. Lots of them. One miscarriage, four embryos, dozens of pee sticks, 18 months, and approximately 132 injections later, I’m 18 weeks pregnant!”
The death of trans teen activist Blake Brockington, good legislative news for same-sex parents in Maryland, Roy Moore says something regrettable, Ellen Pao takes sexism in venture capitalism to court, and more!