Also.Also.Also: Gender Non-Conforming Clothes for All Abilities and Other Colorful Things for Your Weekend

Maybe you made a pact with yourself on Wednesday that you weren’t gonna let September kick your ass the way August had and then maybe by Thursday afternoon you were like, “Wait, maybe I was wrong. Help.” If that’s you, I’m here to tell you that is A-OK, FRIEND. You can get off to a rocky start with something and still make the absolute best of it. (That’s because nothing’s permanent, not even the good stuff! Wheeee! Every day is a brand new tub of Play-Doh.)

Get yourself some lemonade and a book — maybe an artsy book without conflict or dialogue — and put yourself in some sunshine. It’s September! You fucking made it.

You Should Go or Do or Give

+ Here’s a fun submission party you could get in on. Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Ray and Sylvia Plath.


Queer as in F*ck You

+ Why Going Topless Is Important to Me as a Black Queer Cancer Survivor.

+ This Cool AF Designer is Making Gender-Nonconforming Clothes for All Abilities.

+ One of the Most Important Crosswords in New York Times History.


Doll Parts

+ Gene Wilder Was Right, Gilda Radner Didn’t Have to Die (And We Need to Talk About Why She Did).

+ Don’t miss Roxane Gay on the latest episode of Sooo Many White Guys.

+ The Feminist Bookstore Re-Envisioning What Was Once a Movement Staple.

+ How My White Mother Helped Me Find My Blackness.

+ Is Menopause Partly to Blame for Record Painkiller Addiction Among White Women?

+ See How Bathing Suits Evolved From Wool Dresses to Bikinis.

+ Melody, the Newest American Girl Doll, is a Black Girl Living in 1963 Detroit.

+ Perfume, Power, and God.


Saw This, Thought of You

+ Naming America’s Own Genocide.

+ Your Dogs Know Exactly What You’re Saying, which means I have to stop threatening to turn mine into glue when they get up on the couch. Y’ALL THEY SHED SO BAD.

+ The Best Picnic Destinations in 50 States.

+ You Only Sabotage Yourself When You’re at Your Peak.


And Finally

Excuse me. The Bride and Groom Were Kittens. At Death They Did Not Part. What does it take to herd about 15 dead cats in Victorian dress to a wedding in Brooklyn?

walter potter's the kitten's wedding

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