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!
Breakout writer/director/actor triple threat, Desiree Akhavan, brings us a three dimensional bisexual Persian lead character and also Robin is at a kink cafe and we all wish we were there, too.
“The queer and trans community can’t continue to strip us of our racial oppression, just like the black community can’t solely blame our deaths on our gender identities. We’re targeted for both.”
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!
Your queerness is just in you, feminist art, androgynous fashion by way of Casey Legler, the actuality of being a black trans woman, two marijuana things, K-Cups omg, Big Bird, Brittani Nichols is a genius as always, and so much more!
“Just one week after perhaps the most powerful episode in the show’s history, Shonda Rhime’s force-of-nature hit show Scandal has once again destroyed our hearts. This week’s story touched the souls of audiences everywhere with two tales of love trying to rise above what seem like impossible situations.”
SAMIRA WILEY READING TO A BABY, catcalls we’d actually be ok with hearing under certain circumstances, a much-needed history on the origins of the term “women of color,” Buffy the Vampire Slayer: still got it, Hannah Hart as Dyna Girl, did I say Samira Wiley reading a book to a baby? And so much more!!
It ain’t easy being natural, but it feels good.
If this review doesn’t sell you, the last issue ended with the promise “Next month in Bitch Planet #4: Lesbian Shower Scene!”
Homeless LGBTQ teens and survival sex, music for cats, Janet Mock, badassery, the DOJ’s Ferguson report spawns many articles, OITNB S3, adoption, weed ice cream, being fuckless of your own volition regardless of age, Road Runner, #DearMe and so so very much more!
A year and a half after Islan Nettles’ murder, James Dixon has been charged with manslaughter and felony assault in connection with her death.
“One morning, while I was applying my new lighter makeup, I accidentally put too much banana powder on which created a shroud of ashy yellow veil all around the center of my face. I stopped and stared back at my reflection. I looked absolutely foolish. Here I was relishing in this depigmentation of my beautiful ebony skin that I no longer looked like myself.”
Why it’s so hard to prove a civil rights crime, Angela Davis, print on a t-shirt using the sunshine, Issa Rae, nothing is scarier than a black trans woman with a degree, Miranda July and Lorrie Moore, a female iron worker, a queer feminist pops her Sleater-Kinney cherry, ladies on landlines, a lesbian kiss on South Korean TV, cellar spiders in my kitchen and SO. MUCH. MORE.
Catwoman is one of DC’s most iconic characters, she’s not just a part of comic book culture, she’s a part of mainstream American culture. And now we know that she’s bisexual.
Activism in the age of celebrity worship, the new Ghostbusters might actually be scary, KFC is making my dreams come true, does PBS and diversity in indie films, video game breasts and a brief discussion of my root. All this and more, in today’s AAA!
There’s just something about feeling inauthentic, impossible and insignificant that really makes life a burden, and that’s where I was for years. I was sick of living and wavered between a fear of and desire for death. I’m better these years; so far so good. I’m still here, I’m Rwandese, I’m queer and these are my mentors.
Honestly, while I’m open to diversity in the women that I date, I have found that usually out of 50 quick matches on OKC I might get three black lesbians.