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Queer as in F*ck You
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Created by best-selling author Roxane Gay and Medium, Unruly Bodies is a month-long magazine exploring our ever-changing relationship with our bodies — the emotional, the psychological, the cultural, and the scientific. Gay has brought together 25 writers to expand upon the conversation she started in her memoir “Hunger,” releasing a batch of new features and essays every Tuesday this April.
Saw This, Thought of You
The Ultimate Hate-Read Bracket. This bracket includes our legendary piece from Krista Burton, What Lies Beneath (Her Fingernails), which makes me think I don’t understand the definition of a hate-read, bc shouldn’t it make you hate the person writing it? WHO COULD HATE KRISTA BURTON. This piece is Queer Culture. This piece is going in the Lesbian Herstory Archives OK. Whew anyway the rest of these are fucking terrible.
WAIT. Daisy, creator of this bracket, has responded:
A Statement to @autostraddle from me, the creator of the Hate Read Bracket:
I love Krista Burton, but theres a cringey element to the nail story not because the writing is bad, but because the writing is SO good you can feel it. It's cringey because ouchhttps://t.co/EdJkJcKAbN
Ok I feel good about life again, appreciating not just the clarification but the way in which it was delivered. 10/10 would work with Daisy across the internet to further understand each other and strengthen humanity’s bond again. A+++