Well look at you, Friday flurries! You made it and here you are, awake and living and reading these words. I hope you’re ready for what your weekend has in store. Maybe you should take a little disco nap this afternoon, in anticipation.
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Arab-American poet and playwright, Andrea Assaf brings inspiration to South Florida LGBT teens. This looks so awesome!
+ A Look Back at Eileen Myles’ Revolutionary ‘Openly-Female’ Write-In Presidential Campaign with Joanna Rothkopf. Can you get enough Eileen Myles? Can you? We cannot, it seems.
+ Take a look at the 2016 LGBT political climate.
+ Or how’d you like to take a gander at Melbourne’s Secret Queer Histories? Cool, cool.
+ Well this will make you cry and hug all your pillows! Sweathearts candies presents: The 55th Valentine.
The aforementioned scene sees the player character (you) use a “magic powder” to make Soleil, a woman who’s into women, like men. Or rather, it causes her to see men as women. In the game, it’s apparently proposed as a solution to Soleil’s lack of composure around women she’s attracted to. She tells the player character that she wants to be a “strong and cool woman.” The solution—spiking her drink and, in essence, making her attracted to men—came off as unsettlingly similar to practices like gay conversion therapy.
+ St. Vincent would like to show you how her signature guitar is made, OK?
+ The Woman at the Center of Colorado’s Booming Edibles Industry by Gabby Bess.
+ Women of Color YouTubers to Watch, compiled by Kim Katrin Milan.
+ Sarah Knight‘s new book The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do is out and you can read this interview with her here! Feels relevant to your interests.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ A Story of a ‘Fuck-Off Fund’ by Paulette Perhach.
That is you
+ Let’s think about the Venus flytrap, why don’t we.
+ Maybe you’ve heard the news, Scientists Discover “Most Planety-y Planet” in the Solar System.
+ Today in DinoBeat: Tiny, Ancient T-Rex Relative Found in Wales.
+ Why Boredom Is Anything But Boring by Maggie Koerth-Baker.
+ Minnesota man is cool, freezes pants for all to enjoy.
+ Go soak up some good Yoko Ono poetry and art vibes.
+ Um, Ikea coloring pages!
10 Inspiring Instagram Museums to follow! Pretty and neat stuff! You love pretty and neat stuff! What a great day for us all.
“Skridskoåkning efter björn”. Veckans arkivbild: så kallad skioptikonbild från ca 1900 ur en ask märkt “Vintersport”. Fotograf okänd. #museisamlingar #fotografi #svartvitt #skioptikon #museumcollections #winter #iceskating #bear #björn #ours #hiver #photography #photographie #nordiskamuseet #sweden #sverige #suède #schweden