Excuse me this is very important and exciting so I need you to SIT DOWN and tell everyone around you to shhhhhhhhh. Turn your phone over so the screen is facedown, clear your throat and turn off any desktop notifications.
The selfsame cat who used to run away when I so much as peered out the window of my front door. The very cat who hid behind the shrubbery while I put a bowl of food out for her and stayed there until I went back inside, closed the door and she could hear the locks slide into place. The cat who was once spooked by the strings on my hoodie. This dodo bird cat let me pet her head — multiple times for several minutes??! — while she ate?!
She was so warm! So fluffy and soft! I’m crying just thinking of it!
Readers, friends, I hope you feel today the joy that I felt in that moment. I hope you hold your breath and think, “this cannot be happening!!” while it is fully and completely happening. I HOPE YOU DANCE.
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Oh oh ok speaking of dancing, BLESS THIS. Pregnant Lesbian YouTuber Dances in Response to Complains About How She Dresses.
Aaaaand just for good measure:
Welcome to the Hellmouth
+ Help Us Map Trump’s Global Businesses and Associates. We’re fine! Everything’s fine!
+ What Pro-Choice Organizing in the Reagan Years Can Teach Us for the Trump Years. Will never get over typing “the Trump Years.” Not ever.
Saw This, Thought of You
How many bright kids of color living in the Rust Belt today are currently hatching their escape plans? Another question I get asked a lot at lunch, when people hear about my family and where I grew up, is how I managed to “get out.” And I know that a big reason I got out is because I was never really allowed in.
+ This is satisfying, you’ll like this. A Brief History of Conservatives Rejected by Musicians They Love.
If you’re feeling tight or trapped or overwhelmed, maybe take some time to look at these images captured by the Hubble telescope. Bookmark this gallery and remember that you’re made of the same things we’re all made of, and we’re here right now in this exact time that they’ll write about — people whose grandparents haven’t even met yet — and here you are, still. Remember you’re literal stardust and isn’t that hilarious? Isn’t that everything?