I hope you had pecan pie for breakfast! I am so hungover.
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Scholar Reclaims Hometown of Cody, Wyoming, and Gays’ and Lesbians’ Place in the West.
+ This Gay Ally Just Got a Highway Named After Leelah Alcorn by Jamilah King.
+ I’m Queer, the Mormon Church Doesn’t Want Me, But I’m Staying.
+ Genderfucking Nuns, ok?
+ I’m Making Sourdough with My Vaginal Yeast.
+ Netflix, Uncovering Cycles of Abuse and Chill: Jessica Jones and Domestic Violence by Shaadi Devereaux.
+ Answering Your Questions: Health 101 for Grown Women by Kitty Eisele and Kate Parkinson-Morgan.
+ Israeli Supreme Court Rejects Family Petition to Bury Trans Woman as Their “Son”.
+ On Pandering by Claire Vaye Watkins.
+ Jessica Jones Was an Awesome Origin Story for One of Marvel’s Oldest Heroes.
+ How Period Trackers Have Changed Girl Culture.
+ Another great profile of Caitlin Doughty, with whom I’m still obsessed.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ The 6 Awkward Conversations You’re Dreading and How to Deal with Them.
+ Terabytes of Testimony: Digital Database of Residential School Stories Opens to the Public. “After travelling Canada for seven years, gathering witness accounts of Indian residential schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has written its final report.”
+ New York Storefronts: What a Difference a Decade Makes. Oh, gentrification.
+ Smoking Weed Doesn’t Mean You’ll Have Better Sex by Mish Way. HOGWASH.
+ How the Clouds Got Their Names by Maria Popova.
+ On Twitter, Your Positive Tweets Are Actually Contagious by Selena Larson.
+ How to Make Middle School a Smoother Ride.
+ What Happens When Students Create Their Own Curriculum by Erin Siegal McIntyre.
Most Amazing and Terrifying Teeth Ever, But Can You Guess Which Animal? AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH.
those are my teeth thankyouverymuch.
Holy crap that Jessica Jones article is the best I’ve read so far.
I loved this:
“Like Jessica’s liberation is only possible through the violence against Reva, we see sharp parallels with how liberatory white womanhood often interplays with the lives of WoC”.
RIGHT!? I was just about to quote from that same paragraph! Like, a lot of the article talks about the same things most of the others do – dealing with trauma and PTSD, how Kilgrave is like literally every other male abuser, etc. – but that paragraph was an analysis I haven’t read before (and admittedly, one I didn’t notice while watching the series).
I saw the last picture and I just know it’s something in the ocean. I refuse to find out what. Fuck off Poseidon.
He did sire some vexing monsters didn’t he.
Those are turtle teeth?
Technically those are not teeth, just “ridges” but honestly those are hardly scary when one considers the hundreds of pounds of pressure a turtle beak exerts.
Nature’s bolt cutters turtle’s beaks are.
I’m sorry, but Candida is never a good dinner party guest. No matter what she’s wearing.
I want teeth like that, just for when men ask me “Hey sweetie, give us a smile–”
Anyway here is your unicorn chaser:
ok, now i just need to keep this image in mind when i try not to have terrifying nightmares about that sea turtle above.
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence! <3
#tbt to men in black
Like a sarlacc and a lamprey had baby.
Smoking ALWAYS means you’ll have better sex. What were they smoking when they wrote that?!
PLEASE GOOGLE IMAGE GOBLIN SHARKS. The teeth/nose combination is pretty scary.
Also, Leelah’s tumblr account was deleted because her parents requested that. You know, just deleting your child’s life.
There are some really excellent links here and I look forward to reading. Thanks.
Holy shit. I cannot believe goblin sharks are a real thing.
I know AHHH! Did you see any videos? So creepy. I love watching shows like River Monsters so I can see spooky marine life. I also wonder what other weird ocean creatures exist that we don’t know about!
Thank you for the article on pandering. That really, really meant a lot to me.
mmmm Caitlin Doughty is so great. I love your youtube channel, and website, and views. I know a lot more about approaching death and death conversations now :)
*her youtube channel etc…
@swizz she is also SUPER nice in person :)
This is an exceptional roundup of news! Thank you :D Also OMG THAT LUTE TURTLE WAT.
“I’m Queer, the Mormon Church Doesn’t Want Me, But I’m Staying” was pretty fantastic. Hit close to home, as I grew up Mormon, and even though I left the church before I was in high school, I still was living just outside of Salt Lake City and sometimes the culture was just… suffocating. It’s nice to have a reminder that the outlook isn’t always as bleak as you think.
well, i definitely am going to have nightmares about that sea turtle.
THANK YOU LANEIA for the 6 Awkward Conversations link…
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are the absolute best. I am friends with one from Seattle on Facebook, and she is constantly posting photos from AIDS conferences. Amazing people doing amazing work to strengthen our community’s health and joy.