Also.Also.Also: 500 Years of Virgin Mary Sightings and Other Fine Stories

I’m glad you’re here and I’m glad you’re you. Do something kind for a person today, then reward yourself with at least two glasses of water. You’re doing great!

You Should Go or Do or Give

+ How much do you love print magazines for and by women??! A LOT. Misadventures is premiering its first print edition this month, and you should subscribe! If you’re not already obsessed with them, Misadventures is a magazine all about women in the outdoors, exploring the world, doing cool stuff and being adventurous. You will not regret this subscription decision, I promise.

Queer as in F*ck You

+ Caught Between Apostasy and Heartbreak: a Mormom Lesbian Love Story by Kseniya Sovenko.

Doll Parts

+ Boston is Offering Free Negotiation Classes to Every Woman Who Works in the City.

+ Cosmic Girl: Mary Beth Wilhelm, the 25 year-old scientist who helped discover evidence of water on Mars, y’all.

+ A Powerful Comic Profiles Women Working for Human Rights in Mexico.

+ Obama Administration Announces $118 Million in Investments to Improve the Lives of Women and Girls of Color.

+ Transgender Military Veterans to Get Specialized Care From VA.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Hi-dee-ho take a look at a hatching Devil’s Finger Fungus because it’s very bizarre and beautiful indeed.

+ The world’s best exhibit on the Navajo Code Talkers is located in a Burger King in Kayenta, Arizona.

+ This is the fucking truth: Master of None Makes a Layered Romantic Comedy Out of “Mornings” by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya.

+ 10 Pickle Facts to Savor (in Honor of National Pickle Day).

+ 500 Years of Virgin Mary Sightings in One Map. FASCINATING.

And Finally

I really am glad you’re here! Really.

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  1. Thanks, Laneia. The girl I was seeing just told me that she became exclusive with someone else over the weekend, so of course, now I’m really sad. But the “I’m really glad you’re here, and I’m glad you’re you” cheered me up a little.

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