Cheers to the freakin’ weekend and I’ll drink (nonalcoholic beverages) to that.
We made it through the week, ya’ll, and that’s deserving of a damn celebration. Or a nap. Whatever feels right to you. I hope at some point this week you found time for a little self care, even if that was allowing yourself to lay in bed all day. Or allowing yourself to go to bed early. Or staying out late with friends. Or sitting in the sunshine for a bit. Or going to a vigil. Or not going to a vigil. Or eating a whole pizza. Or snuggling your cat/dog/turtle. Or whatever you did to just be.
My self care plan for the weekend is binging OITNB as soon as I get home today, seeing friends and family, and making a big batch of tacos. What’s yours?
Here’s some fresh links to hold you through the weekend.
You Should Go or Do or Give
+ Politics! Friendship! MMA! Social uprising! Help complete issues 4 and 5 of The Campaigners! Check out those sweet perks, including a shoutout on twitter, a consultation on a trans character or storyline, or a bad-art sketch from Editor and Trans Consultant and total badass babe, Mey Valdivia Rude!
+ Equality Florida has surpassed their stretch goal of $5 million in donations for the victims’ families, survivors, and those in need of support directly affected by the shooting. They are working to get funds to folks who need them as quickly as possible. You can still donate to help them reach their new goal of $7 million.
+ Devan Diaz wants to take your picture if you’re a woman or fem presenting person in or passing through NYC for a project exploring resiliency, fashion, and strength against street harassment and assault. Contact Devan if you’re interested!
Queer as in F*ck You
+ #QueerSelfLove Is the Empowerment and Community We Need. Some familiar (adorable) faces in this gallery.
+ Badass Latina Superhero La Boriqueña Stands With Orlando Victims in Powerful New Image. Also, she’s going to fight the Puerto Rico crisis, colonialism, and injustice. OMG.
+ Her Grandson Was Killed in Orlando. What These Passengers Did On Her Flight to His Funeral? TEARS! It’s true. I cried. Get your tissues ready.
+ This Is What “Queer” Means!
“To be queer is to know tragedy in your bones. It is woven into the fabric of our history.”
+ Ellen DeGeneres Says “Finding Dory” Will Have a Transgender Stingray. This seems like not at all the kind of representation we need, but OK.
+ LGBT Groups to Trump: No Thanks. Pretty much.
+ Secret Feminist Society Fights Brock Turner & Rape Culture. Meet GRLCLT.
+ The Top 5 Feminist Conspiracies (According to Our Trolls). Put on your tin foil hat.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ Here’s a video of Buddy the Rescue Dog playing fetch with himself and being really excited about it because we all need 30 uninterrupted seconds of cuteness in our life right now.