Also.Also.Also: Dannielle Owens-Reid Wants You to Have the Wardrobe of Your Dreams and Other Stories for Your Day

The best part about Mondays is you can just pretend to be Garfield all day.

Queer as in F*ck You

+ Dannielle Owens-Reid is starting a new video series that’s basically just her talking to you about how to be happy in small and large ways, and she’s kicking things off with your wardrobe! This series will be actually life-changing for so many people, I can already tell. I hope you don’t mind if I include new videos in all the upcoming AAAs because that’s what’s gonna happen!

+ The Rise of the Queer Astrology Movement.

+ Cameron Esposito Talks with Grace Manger About Queerness and Life with an Eating Disorder.

+ Arabelle Sicardi brings you I Thought I Was Ill Because I Was Queer.

+ The History of Lesbian Bars.

+ Is Violence Increasing Toward Local Trans Women of Color?

+ You will cry several times before making it through this trailer for What I’m Made Of, a documentary about trans and gender-nonconforming youth. Visit their website to learn more about the film, including how to donate.

Doll Parts

+ Here’s an interview with Phoenix Feeley from Luna Luna Mag! Feeley is an equal rights activists who won’t rest until you can go topless in public.

In 2008, Feeley was arrested twice on the same day while sunbathing topless in Spring Lake, New Jersey. Unlike New York, it is illegal for a woman to go topless in New Jersey, and Feeley was fined $816 for public indecency. In 2013, she was sentenced to sixteen days at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township for refusing to pay the fine. The written opinion of her case, State of New Jersey v. Phoenix Feeley, invokes a Superior Court of New Jersey Ruling (State v. Vogt 2001): “there [wa]s no constitutional right for a woman to appear topless on a public beach” and “[r]estrictions on the exposure of the female breast are supported by the important governmental interest in safeguarding the public’s moral sensibilities…”

At Feeley’s sentencing, she told Spring Lake Municipal Court Judge George Pappas, “I refuse to pay a fine for an act that is legal for a man but is illegal for a woman.” While in jail, Feeley went on a hunger strike to protest her treatment.

+ Bikini Kill on Riot Grrrl’s Legacy and Taping Over Nirvana Cassettes.

+ We Need to Talk About Amy Winehouse’s Eating Disorder and Its Role In Her Death.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Campaign Zero aims to end police violence in America, and they have an entire list of solutions and actions. AMAZING.

+ Deciding to Study Abroad Can Be Tricky for Minority Ethnic Students.

+ Get Giphy Cam why don’t ya.

+ Six Midwest Parks You Shouldn’t Miss!

And Finally

Please enjoy this baby completely freaking out with bliss over a cat.

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  1. I’m really glad that three was an article about eating disorders. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness but is spoken about like this phase that girls go through.
    (Also, if she had amenorrhia, its anorexia even it she was vomiting.)

    • Oh good god who speaks about anorexia like it’s a phase girls go through?
      Not that I don’t believe you, I’m just fucking horrified some thinks that some where out their.

      Discomfort and such with all the changes happening to the body during puberty is normal. People have to grow into their bodies which is sometime that takes time and getting use to, well for cis people anyway.

      Eating disorders are never normal, they’re DISORDERS not a part of growing up.
      Just nooo.
      Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are often comorbid. :(

  2. I’m so glad Dannielle is talking about this, she has super great style. Fashion (as opposed to style) can be such an oppressive medium, and I’m always happy to see people living their truth and wearing the things that make them happy.

  3. Hey, guise I just came up with an faux astrology based pick up line for non-binary or genderfluid folks. Wanna hear it? Of course you do:

    “Some people are from Venus and some are from Mars, but baby I’m from Mercury. Let’s communicate.”

    Why this is my reaction to reading about the Rise of Queer Astrology rather than constructive praise for the people breaking down the sexist ick in astrology, I’ll never know.

  4. Yes PLEASE continue posting Dannielle’s videos! I love the topic of style and finding what makes YOU happiest. I am still going through my fashion journey. I’ve made it quite a long way in just a year, but family/budget is slowing down the process. Also being a 5’3″ person who wants to wear men’s clothing is…a huge struggle. I need stuff that fits. //rants.

    Also THE BABY MADE MY LIFE what is the child wearing, it makes the bab look like a happy star

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