We’re back for a barely conceivable fourth installment looking at the big dogs, little dogs and doggy dogs of more lesbian and bisexual women of history who were obsessed with them!
Bushwork — work done in the backcountry, often off-grid — offers a kind of freedom difficult to find in modern life. It is also a culture steeped in toxic masculinity in which queer women do not have a place.
Eleanor Roosevelt, Frida Kahlo, Naomi “Micky” Jacob, Elsie de Wolfe and Elisabeth Marbury — and their puppers!
“The Other Love Story was such a breath of fresh air in many ways. Aadya and Aachal felt like any other regular person: they were not coded Butch or Femme, like too many of these stories tend to do, and neither were overly Westernized nor overly exotified. They just were.”
Even if this WERE true, it wouldn’t even be a thing anymore, so don’t even worry about it.
“There’s no denying that women writers are affected by systemic, institutionalised sexism in the media and publishing industries, but women who are queer, trans, of colour, disabled, sex workers, from low-income backgrounds and/or otherwise outside the mainstream are inevitably impacted more than most.”
While it’s important to acknowledge famous names like Christine Jorgensen and Lili Elbe, it’s also important to talk about other trans women who might be less well-known, but have had their own big impact on trans history.
“The photo on your cover or hanging above your article comes next. Go for broke here. Images of hairy legs in high heels or emerging from tutus are classics you can’t go wrong with, like Strauss’ Blue Danube waltz or light summery pastas with basil and garlic. The goal is to suggest that trans women must look like comical parodies of womanhood, like clueless men.”
Orange Is the New Black, The Fosters, Sense8, Pretty Little Liars, Glee, and more!
This is a women’s issue because our sisters are being impacted directly, and because they’ve been harassed, beaten, raped, and killed by cops for centuries.
You should celebrate Black History Month by reading all of these books right now.
Mandela devoted his life to improving the lives of all disenfranchised groups, but, right now, let’s take a look at what Mandela did for women.
Poet Leah Horlick comes out about her search for healing and answers after surviving lesbian sexual assault.
Sarah’s Team Pick: A Grrlz Club has made female superheroes to fight against racism, “nerd discrimination”, and gossip and it’s the best thing ever.
ELIXHER is “your go-to resource for all things empowering, thought-provoking, and pertinent to the Black female queer community and experience. You’ll find news, uplifting profiles, local events, political commentary, personal reflections, and more.”
This week, the New York Times wants to talk about your lipstick and your self-esteem and I want to talk about how they are missing the point when it comes to the debate about women wearing makeup.
If you’ve been waiting for someone to come along and provide us with some REAL menswear options that actually fit our body types, then Anna Kunz and her line, Kreuzbach10 certainly deserve the funds to get this done.
“When I see lesbian couple after lesbian couple with not only matching haircuts and clothes but matching skin colours, I feel alone.”
“It is possible to protest misogyny with my legs spread wide open and I am going to just that.”
“When will white feminists take collective responsibility for educating themselves? When will they understand the power at play that sings in their skins? We don’t exist in a vacuum and women of colour don’t exist to hold their hands and explain in painful detail why their behaviour continues to hurt us. Intersectional feminist politics are not for white women to co-opt as their own.”
2020 was terrible in every way except for queer books. There were so many amazing queer books published this year! Here are 67 of the best of them.