LGBTQ readers so rarely get queer-normative spaces, and so to have an entire book full of comics where people casually use “they” or “xe” pronouns, where women make offhand mentions of their girlfriends and where trans people can just matter-of-factly be trans, is just wonderful.
Figure out what’s supposed to be in your fridge, make a soy candle, create your own floor plan, wear your dark lipsticks that you never use, get to know some plants and more!
A smutty comic, top/bottom/switch definitions, everybody’s still looking for “lesbian” porn, travelling with sex toys and more!
“Mother, I have so many secrets.”
Eileen Myles is having a moment (okay she’s always been having a moment but people finally noticed); a new trans poetry literary journal; queer books to read this fall and more.
Plus: Nicki Minaj is getting her own ABC Family comedy, Carol is “flawless,” Ellen Page’s Lioness snags a female director, the trailer for Jessica Jones is here, and even more pop culture news!
There is a power in building communities on our own terms as marginalized people. There is a freedom in escaping, even for a moment, the weight of oppression and the burden of society’s expectations for who we should be. And there is a revolution to be had in building better, more inclusive spaces for marginalized folks.
Fruit, blogilates, and paddleboarding, oh my!
Much of Pietsch’s magic (get it?) comes from her ability to build a full, living world in her comics. In just a few pages she’s is able to transport her readers into a place with history, culture, rules for magic and new species of animals that all makes total sense.
A not terrible sex tape, fat people in porn, whether your summer fling will last and more.
The Lesbians Who Tech Summit in New York City is coming up October 1-4, and is packed with events like TED-style talks and what is literally called “networking that doesn’t suck.” Comment on this post for a chance to win a free Summit pass!
AWMAN now we gotta talk about “Rules.”
Get the latest on H&M’s new cosmetics collection, ESSENCE’s new beauty subscription box, and take a closer look at the best of Empire’s bold beauty looks.
“The one thing that is ‘typical’ about a day at the forge is that there is a lot of mess and noise, and that I sweat buckets and come home very dirty.”
The Pope visits Obama and canonizes a colonizer, Kim Davis loses another appeal, a Republican advocating for English as the state language, and more.
Can you resist a title as snarky as Life Is Wonderful, People Are Terrific? I couldn’t, especially when the book was written by spoken-word champion and award-winning filmmaker Meliza Bañales.
“While the inclusion of female players is most welcome, just like in real FIFA, we’ve still got a ways to go.”
It’s a queer tarot guidebook and a celebration of an 80s feminist tarot deck rolled into one; a book of beautiful and radical tarot card meanings, and a conversation across generations of feminism and LGBTQ politics.
NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan on her career. How 3D holograms work. What happens when you get your period in space. And more!
Also, M-Chuck befriends a pregnant 12-year-old on Survivor’s Remorse, Bo and Lauren make out some more on Lost Girl, and Carmilla and Laura need to GET IT TOGETHER.