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!
A link roundup just for you!
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!
Governor Cuomo issues emergency measures for nail salons, the Obama administration clarifies what birth control is covered under the Affordable Care Act, a trans woman is suing Barnes & Noble and more news stories!
If sexual health isn’t relevant to your interests yet, it should be.
Sleep is a gift. A good night’s rest heals the body and soul and is glorious. So, let’s help each other sleep, yeah? I’ll share my tips and you’ll share yours. Then maybe we can have an international spiritual slumber party, but the kind where people actually slumber.
Lord knows the messes we get ourselves into when we haven’t gotten enough sleep. If you want to know them too, they’re all revealed in this roundtable!
With MAP’s report, we have clear, comprehensive data that solidifies the seriousness of the problem and provides a new resource for battling it.
Put one or two in your bath and watch them fizz away. As you’re steeping, take some time to reflect on your life and feel good about all the decisions you’ve made that have gotten you to this point.
Studies like this are vital, even if they all say the same depressing thing, because they force people to confront the real impacts of biphobia and discrimination.
Apps to predict when Flo visits, the painters paint the house red, when it suddenly turns to chocolate season, etc. LET’S TALK ABOUT PERIODS, Y’ALL!
The battle over abortion rights may have ceded its national stage, but it has not stopped raging on.
***Please note that ***Flawless is not available on Spotify, but if were it would probably be the only song on this playlist.
Along with obvious bans on criminal acts and illicit drug use, the policy prohibits campaigns that involve gambling, sorcery, “bodily mutilation,” marijuana and anything in “the adult industry.” It reveals a moral stance that narrowly defines the “positive environment” GoFundMe seeks to foster.
Why everyone should read Harry Potter, the science of beer, race and the wealth gap, Serena Williams, Mississippi, a cute snail picture, the Tindr lawsuit, and radical, represented, revolutionary and rebooted women in film.
“When I was thirteen years old I began starving myself. I did so, in short, because I wanted so desperately to be thin. And by thin, I mainly meant white.”
Recently-released survey results from the Gallup Well-Being Project spotlighted the differences between LGBT and non-LGBT men and women’s physical, social, financial, and community well-being, and they didn’t paint a pretty picture for LGBT women across geographic and demographic lines.
“Black motherhood and bodily autonomy has been historically undermined and often robbed from Black women in numerous ways. From this country’s first visions of us as wild oversexed Jezebels able to easily produce the next generation of slaves and doting mammies, caretakers and nannies for our slave-master’s children, we haven’t been seen as individual and capable loving nurturers to children.”