Also.Also.Also: I’m Dreaming of a “Euphoria” Christmas (and I’m Getting What I Asked For)

Remember last week when I told you that I was craving chocolate cupcakes and I couldn’t tell you why because it was a secret? WELL! That was because we (the senior staff of this humble website) had ordered a dozen chocolate cupcakes as a surprise for Kamala, whose first book came out yesterday!! Did you get a copy yet?? I hear it is very gay and lots of fun!


Queer as in F*ck You

We are in such a barren desert for queer television that I actually physically gasped when I heard this news! We’re getting two Euphoria episodes in the “bridge” season — including one about my second favorite holigay, Christmas! Sadly, it doesn’t sound like it will be a happy holigay for Rue.

“To Be Black in America Is to Be Gaslit Everyday of Your Life”: Indya Moore Opens up About Their Journey of Self Growth (So many people were talking about this one over the weekend! Definitely worth your reading time!)

Ok!! Listen!!! I AM OBSESSED WITH WITH HOW GOOD THIS IS!! THE WRITER! THE LAYOUT!!! I’ve spent a lot of time thinking not only about the activism of Angela Davis, but the ways we have consumed — and re-consumed! — her image over the last 50 years. Please take me seriously when I say, everything about it is what an Icon like Angela Davis absolutely deserves: Angela Davis Still Believes America Can Change

Muna Mire on Tourmaline: Tourmaline Summons the Queer Past (Seriously, this is just some damn beautiful queer writing)

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GO FUND ME! Golponama: Bangladesh’s 1st Queer Story Collective. This comes our way from Himani, who had this to say: Being a queer South Asian often feels like being invisible because it is a community that lives behind many, many doors. As Faisal Ahmed Misha writes in the GoFundMe campaign: “These stories also speak about the lived realities of queer people that cannot be expressed through non-fiction.” I can’t wait to read the words of these Bangladeshi queer writers!


Saw This, Thought of You

My Old Brooklyn Apartment Was Perfect. Except for the Ghost. ‘TIS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!

Given how much both of these shows have burned down my Twitter timeline the last two months, I found this supremely timely: Lovecraft Country, Ratched and The Horrifying Manipulation of Black Women’s Psyches

This Oregon Town is a Hotbed of Latinx Political Leadership

Dying Birds and the Fires: Scientists Work to Unravel a Great Mystery. Nobody knows precisely how wildfire smoke affects birds’ health and migratory patterns. Now, citizen birdwatchers are stepping in.

And I guess this is lol somewhat related? Cuz… I don’t know, animals? Huge Cat Found Etched Into Desert Among Nazca Lines in Peru

Why Social Media Is So Good at Polarizing Us. Using data and math!

Self-Help Hacks at the End of the World

From Natalie, always steadfast with your WNBA coverage needs: How the Most Socially Progressive Pro League Got That Way


Political Snacks

“What does a Republican “moderate” mean these days, though? Under Kasich, half of Ohio’s abortion clinics closed. In his 2015 budget, Kasich proposed cutting Medicaid coverage for low-income pregnant women.”

I’ve been screaming about this ever since former Ohio Governor John Kasich was an invited speaker during the Democratic National Convention (and today it was announced that his name is being floated among other “moderates” in the GOP for Biden’s potential cabinet) — the enemy of our enemy is NOT our friend. Anyway! This is smart: Living With White Supremacy in a Swing State

Activist Emma G. writes VOTE in sidewalk chalk in yellow, pink, and blue bubble lettering.

I’ve been wondering what Emma has been up to lately! Glad to know the answer is being a badass, as always.

“We have to change our standards for this election in order to avoid completely throwing out our futures.” — Emma González, Vote as If Your Life Depends on It—Because It Does

Carmen is Autostraddle's Deputy Editor and a black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

Carmen has written 246 articles for us.

1 Comment

  1. I just hope we can somehow get to a point where it’s proper liberals(AOC/Bernie side of the spectrum) vs Dems we have now(which are like the Republican party in many European countries) with Republicans being an after thought.

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