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!
“Dating broken white women became a way to reprise a powerlessness that years of sexual abuse and generations of blackphobia had tricked me into believing in. I drowned this feeling of powerlessness in weed and seeking out relationships in which I could engage in yet remain completely hidden from view.”
I wanted to take today’s lesson as an opportunity to totally school you on the suffrage comrades they didn’t teach you about in school, but there’s a ton, so I picked some of my favorites.
The journey to finding and deciding on my real name, Melinda Valdivia Rude, took about four years.
Female hysteria, black women as the default, the power of the black sorority, skeletons with jewels in their eye sockets, the Oregon Trail Generation, an introvert’s guide to having to say hello, don’t speed in Finland, and so much more!
One generous queer donated a campership to send one lucky Mexican / Mexican-American to A-Camp!
“Why do we only collect coming out stories, it-gets-better stories, these stories that are set in the past, that tell of a particular set of experiences that not everyone can relate to? Stories that treat the future as if it doesn’t come with a problems of its own.”
The off-duty officer who killed Rekia Boyd is dismissed of all charges, Freddie Gray’s death brings more questions, students in Pennsylvania organize an anti-gay day and more bleak news!
Meet the lawyer taking on Uber, does your dog look at you that way because she loves you?, the evolution of Laverne Cox, genderqueer maternity clothes, a mom live-tweets her son’s abstinence-only sex-ed class, toddler songs ranked by feminism, a history lesson, an econ lesson, the appropriation of black women’s hair and chola fashions, why you crack your knuckles, where Cream of Wheat came from, and so much more!
Raising the minimum wage is a critical piece in a complex puzzle of alleviating economic struggle for queer and trans people.
On April 16, an Indiegogo campaign will launch to fund development of Selena The One, a futuristic hologram specifically designed to perform Selena’s music in an entirely new way.
Feminist Lisa Frank, what you missed at Black Girls Rock, Amy Winehouse documentary, on adulthood, gardening, hummingbirds, cartography, Ramona Quimby, Haim, Twin Peaks and more!
“If Simón was a girl, then I was a dyke and if my father let the song play, then maybe I could sing to him and we’d finally be able to speak to each other.”
“I laughed a LOT, and it didn’t make me feel weird or mean-spirited afterwards.”
When HBO’s Bessie premieres May 16 to bring the Empress of Jazz back to life, nobody will be skirting the issue of Bessie Smith’s bisexuality.
It’s not as weird or gross as it sounds, ok? Emily Books needs your money and support, the real lesson of the Ellen Pao verdict, let’s examine Sofia Coppola’s aesthetic, black female protagonists and their literary life lessons, an adventurer!, snapshots of women being dangerous, and so much more!
The latest episode of Kristin Russo’s First Person series is queering fashion, Arabelle Sicardi and her mom are watching TV, drawing race and class boundaries with sexual discourse, Gillian Anderson is avaibs, being fat black and invisible, your daily Stevie Nicks moment, instagram isn’t comfy with your blood because they are ignorant fucks, and young girl gets gifts from crows because she’s living her best life.
A look at Ted Cruz’s horrible policy proposals, a bunch of college dudebros get punished for their misogynistic actions, Los Tigres del Norte win an award for singing about lesbian love, conservative lawmakers propose more dangerous legislation and more news stories.
Shonda Rhimes, Joan Didion, Button & Bly, ANIMAL MATRIARCHS, Rihanna is the voice of Dream Works’ first heroine of color, teenage girl hysteria, Internet Explorer is donezo, Race Together is so fucked, being a parent is sometimes also fucked but in different ways but they all stem from the same place isn’t that the weirdest shit ever?? And so much more!