Ok so, update on the philodendron front: it has three new leaves! I know y’all have been sitting around like, “When is Laneia going to tell us some more about the well-being of her houseplants?!” and obviously today is that when. I still can’t figure out a watering schedule with any of my them, aside from the air plants, as they were made for me and my ilk. How do you know when to water these other lush blessings? You have to journal about it, don’t you? You have to dedicate an entire moleskine to watering and sunshine notes. I just wanna know how to keep these little darlings alive! I wanna know what love is! I want them to show me!
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+ Are you a mother who wants to learn how to code? Scholarships are available for MotherCoders, and they’re specifically looking for queer moms. Applications are open until August 10, so hop to it!
Queer as in F*ck You
+ “Straight Women Explain Why They Like Watching Lesbian Porn”. JK I’m not linking to that! Hahahahahahalol oh lord.
+ “What Does “Queer” Mean? Five Things to Know About the “Q” in LGBTQ”. HAHAHAHAHA not that one either! No but seriously what if I started a section of the AAA that’s just headlines of stories that I’d never actually send you to? I mean do we not all deserve a good laugh? DO WE NOT.
+ Did you want to talk more about The Brujas? Well cool: Sisterhood of the Skateboard.
+ This is from last year but oh so relevant: 11 Black Women Who Ran for President of the United States.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ Who wants to have feelings about The Strokes with me? The Urban Malaise of The Strokes’ Is This It, 15 Years On. Oh 2001, you long-lost, pressed-flower of a time. Were we ever so very brand new?
+ Do you want a Stranger Things-inspired playlist? I do.
Gigantic Wearable Felt Cat Heads! Stef found this for you.