Happy Inauguration Day Eve! Sleep tight tonight, We’re almost there!
Queer as in F*ck You
“It’s definitely a nod to my trans sisters… being self made in terms of career, but also my womanhood, because that shit was not handed to me, it was a battle.” Trace Lysette Is All of Our Mothers in Video for Her First Song ‘SMB’
And moving from one trans legend to another…
“I believe in connections and community and love and sex and friendship. I believe in both the flexibility and the security of those words. I believe that someone can slide into your DMs and then a year and a half later they can become your family.”
What Being Single During The Pandemic Taught Me About Friendship by Drew Gregory for Refinery29. Usually my “must read” recommendation of the day is about something serious and devastating, but today is is this personal essay from our very own Drew Gregory about the importance of queer friends that I honestly have not been able to stop replaying in my mind all day.
OK GET READY TO SQUEAL REAL LOUD IN QUEER PRIDE AND JOY!! Meet The 26-Year-Old Black Woman — Dajae Williams — Who Became A Rocket Scientist After She Was Enrolled In An Honors Math Class By Mistake.
(And oh yeah, she’s real gay too, check her Instagram. You truly just love to see it!)
A Black Lives Matter Founder on Building Modern Movements. I know — I promised my “read of the day” wouldn’t be serious, but if you could please squeeze in room for two readings, make one of them the personification of Black queer political brilliance, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. talking to yet another personification Black queer political brilliance, Alicia Garza.
I mean just My God, you know?? What else is there even to say. Read it.
Saw This, Thought of You
Indigenous Beaders Are Getting Dropped by Instagram With No Explanation. At least 20 Indigenous artists are trying to figure out what’s happening, and some are worried their community is being racially targeted by a third party.
I Think About These 2008 Gossip Girl Ads a Lot. I’ve been binging non-stop Gossip Girl since December, so, relatable.
Nancy Pelosi Prepares to Pass Voting Rights Legislation. I’m happy to know this because I’ve been screaming about it internally all month. If absolutely anything is going to change in this country, passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Act has to be priority #1. No exceptions.