There’s a tortoiseshell cat that comes to my front door every night around 9:00, expecting food and for me to leave her the heck alone while she eats it. And of course I oblige because I love this feral darling and truly believe that one day she will love me, too. Or maybe she already does? You can love something and still want it to stay on the other side of the screen door, right? Probably. Anyhoo we talked for about 20 minutes in the middle of the night on Wednesday, because when I went to lock up and turn off all the lights for bed, there she was, still sitting right outside our front door even though she’d already eaten hours ago. She helped me pick out her name, Samwise Agatha Butterbottom, and I fed her some treats through the space below the door. She didn’t come over to eat them until I’d left, but I’m sure she’s looking forward to seeing me again tonight. It’s the little, littlest things, after all.
Queer as in F*ck You
+ This Lesbian Hip-Hop Duo from Cuba Fights Homophobia with Music. Have we talked about Krudas Cubensi before? Feels like we have.
+ The Criminal Black Lesbian: Where Does This Damaging Stereotype Come From? by Nicole Pasulka.
+ Episode 6 of The Tell Show features Lena Waithe being very vulnerable and open about coming out and her relationship with her mother. You will probably listen to it and then melt into whatever you’re sitting or standing on, and then we’ll never hear from you again but at least you will have melted happily.
+ In news that will shock no one at all, Trans Teen Suicide Rates Rise When Bathroom Access Is Restricted.
+ Have you seen Kristin Russo‘s new video project? Well it’s called “Getting In Bed with Kristin” and you’re probably gonna love it. Here’s the second episode with her wife, Jenny Owen Youngs!
+ Here is a Resource Guide to Coming Out as Bisexual, ya big glorious bisexual!
+ Emalie Marthe brings you Not a Hit, Not Yet a Cult Classic: Shonda Rhimes on the Making of ‘Crossroads’.
+ Melissa Gira Grant and Selling Sexualization.
+ Why We All Need to Recognize that Trans Women of Color are Powerful by Princess Harmony.
+ Patronizing Questions We Ask Women Who Write by Meaghan O’Connell.
+ Seven Lessons About Hollywood from the Original Six by Katie Kilkenny.
+ Melissa Anderson with The Black Girl Pushout: Why Are Black Girls Disproportionally Being Pushed Out of Schools?
+ THISSSSS Why Is So Much of Our New Technology Designed Primarily for Men? by Soraya Chemaly.
+ Excuse me, this is an interview with the creator of a blog dedicated to the imagined adult fashions of each babysitter in The Babysitters Club. Talking to Ruth Barabe About ‘Babysitters Fashion Club’ by Nicole Dieker.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ You will like this: Refreshing Alternatives to #longhairdontcare by Christina Lee.
+ Death Rituals from around the world! Always love a good death ritual.
+ Fascinating Photos from the Secret Trash Museum in a New York Sanitation Garage. Very much here for this.
I want to make this please! DIY Sand Art Terrarium!