Also.Also.Also: Keyword Beyoncé and Other Stories for Your Week

Reader, when was the last time you were thrilled to small delicate electric pieces by a brand new wooden cutting board? If it was Sunday, you and I have that in common.

You probably can’t go another single minute without watching Beyoncé at the VMAs again — and truly, why should you? Bask!

Queer as in F*ck You

+ A Chat with Clea DuVall About Queer Representation and Her Directorial Debut, The Intervention.

+ Natasha Lyonne on Being a Lesbian Icon.

+ Remembering the 1980s UK Lesbian and Gay Center That Died Too Soon.

+ A Quora User Shares What It Is Like Being a Lesbian in India.

+ LGBTQI Refugees in Lebanon Tell Their Stories.

+ Self-Produced QTPOC Musicians! Y’all, Bell’s Roar is on this playlist and therefore you will love it.

Doll Parts

+ Race, Rape and the Jogger.

+ This is important and I’m profoundly grateful it exists. Defeating the Stone Man: PMDD, Menstruation and Healing by Adrienne Keene.

+ Judge Who Rejected Kesha’s Abuse Claims Has Ties to Sony. BARF.

+ Helping Us Get Ready. This is a review of the book Girls & Sex by a 17 year-old girl that will probably make you want to give the book to a young person in your life.

+ French Mayors Still Enforcing Burkini Ban.

+ Female Abstract Expressionists Women Were as Active as Any Male

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Highs and Lows of the 2016 VMAs.

+ Juan Gabriel, Iconic Mexican Singer-Songwriter, Dead at 66.

+ Saw this and thought of my Riese: The Bloody History of the True Crime Genre.

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  1. I came here for the PMDD but what I really need to know is if you can have opposite PMDD

    The good weeks are the bad weeks and the bad weeks are the good weeks

    See: Questions That Make Doctors Suggest You Have Premenstrual Exacerbation Of Prexisting Regular Old Depression, which just doesn’t help me, does it

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