“Instead of getting medical care, I had a work colleague help me to my hotel room and pour me a tumbler of whiskey. I downed the whiskey with a handful of aspirin and prayed for the pain to stop.”
A person can only eat an avocado-kale-egg scramble so many days in a row, you know?
An Indiana appeals court dropped Purvi Patel’s feticide charge but she’ll still have to serve time for a reduced neglect charge.
Researchers helped older lesbian and bi women adopt healthier habits when the focus wasn’t on weight loss.
Recapping the feminist victories of the week, a badass Black queer woman is running for the Florida legislature, North Carolina’s getting called out, the trans ban in the military is officially ancient history, and more good gay news! Also, some fan art of me because I think you’re gonna like it a lot.
SCOTUS finds HB2 unconstitutional but it doesn’t mean things will be right back to normal; attacks at Istanbul’s International airport leave at least 36 dead and 140 injured; some helpful links to understand Brexit and all of its implications; some updates on the Orlando shooting and more news.
Let’s talk about (excessive) sweat, baby.
Enormous origami bunnies, Reality Bites, fucked up spider stuff, dogs that smell cancer, female-fronted bands, privacy laws that fail women, a lesbian-themed film takes Best Picture, a zine by incarcerated women, tales from conversion therapy, and so very much more!
A queer plus-size woman of color in cosplay that will make your whole heart sing, The Golden Girls, it’s National Cereal Day, a man said something smart and measured, female truckers and armwrestlers, women who mapped the universe, a podcast rec, a story about my foot, and so very much more!
Joe Biden won’t run for President, the IHS will provide better access to emergency contraception for Native women, Kim Davis’s emails released, and more.
Autostraddle and A-Camp staff and family members are here to talk about what PP means to us as LGBT folks, and why we need it to be around for a very, very long time.
Welcome to the first in a series of exciting discoveries from our survey of over 4,000 Autostraddle readers over the age of 29.
You’ve probably heard a lot of alarming claims made about Planned Parenthood over the past few months — now here are the facts that prove them wrong.
Famous people: when it comes to mental health, a lot of them are just like us!
You may have heard that somebody’s gynecologist found a cat hairball in her vagina. Why stop there? There are so many other wonderful tales to tell each other!
The Black Lives Matter movement also repudiated the Democratic National Committee’s endorsement, a Maryland judge refuses to drop charges against the six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, a professor received a grant to study health in bisexual women and more news stories.
Reproaction was borne out of a simple observation: the pro-choice movement is losing in America.
Screet was created as part of the 2015 StartupBus competition, a roadtrip hackathon where folks on different buses develop startup projects on the road, by a team featuring Autostraddle’s very own Creatrix Tiara, and she’s the single person undertaking its second coming. As she builds momentum for the reboot, she set aside some precious moments to talk with me about where Screet comes from and where it’s going.
It’s gonna get really real in here.
Eric Casebolt of McKinney is resigning, Apple’s new period-inclusive HealthKit, India has its first lesbian couple in a commercial, abortion access restrictions being upheld in Texas, and more!