Good morning! The sun made its way into the sky today and here you are, processing words and feelings and drinking plenty of water. DAMN GOOD JOB. I did a full 40 minutes of yoga before breakfast because last week my therapist said, “take whatever amount of yoga you usually do and triple it,” and I came to win.
Queer as in F*ck You
+ The Photography Collective Putting Black Queer Lives First.
+ Soft Jaw by Francesca Ekwuyasi.
This person that I cared for, at the ugliest point of our interactions, reduced me to the stereotype of an angry Black woman by insisting that my expressions of hurt and confusion were expressions of rage. Rage would have been a justified response to their condescending tone. I should have been livid at the femme-phobia that showed itself in their disdain for the softness of my voice and my feminine mannerisms, which they dubbed as childish. If anything, I was merely unnerved. The anger came later.
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Welcome to the Hellmouth
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Saw This, Thought of You
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+ The Rise of the Recliner as a Male Social Space. This is honestly my #1 favorite topic that I never get to talk about.
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