Also.Also.Also: Your Therapist Can Do a Little Porn on the Side, as a Treat

We are so close to the weekend, I can almost taste it.


Queer as in F*ck You

Alexa Negrón Luciano, Rest in Power. Killing of Transgender Homeless Woman Sparks Outrage in Puerto Rico

I’m E N R A G E D! ICE Is Torturing LGBTQ Immigrants by Putting Them in Solitary

Photo via Ahya Simone on Instagram, courtesy of Kai Dowridge

Trans Sistas of Color Project Detroit’s Co-founder Ahya Simone on Art and Identity. Founded in 2015, the Trans Sistas of Color Project  helps local trans women of color gain access to hormones, assists them with making name and gender marker changes on passports and drivers licenses, as well as provides financial assistance. They’ve also become an important artistic support system celebrating trans women of color’s joy.

Non-Binary People Could Get a Gender-Neutral Passport Under New Legislation

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Catherine Opie on Why Her Work Is About More Than Just Her Queer Identity

Malic wants to know if anyone else is hate-watching Love Is Blind? Maybe y’all can start a support group. Netflix’s Love Is Blind Makes One Wonder, Are Straight People Doing Ok?

First Openly Bisexual Congresswoman Katie Hill, Who Quit Congress Amid Ethics Inquiry, Will Publish Her Memoir (Here’s your Autostraddle refresher: What Katie Hill’s Resignation Means for Young Queer People in Political Life)

What the Bloop Happened to Queer Media? Which to be honest is mostly about cis men’s gay media, but the author didn’t want to say that out loud. Anyway, it includes a quickie interview with Autostraddle EIC Riese Bernard, so that’s something. And it’s a great reminder that if you want your queer media to survive the very real graveyard, becoming an A+ member is just a click away.

“For the first time I felt like I had so many more choices in my life than I originally thought I had. That was my first realization that I did not just have to react to the world, that I could be intentional in the world, and just curious about what came back to me.” One of my favorite writers, Ashley Ford, on this week’s Longform podcast.


Saw This, Thought of You

“The general idea seems to be that humans are so busy pursuing complicated forms of self-actualization that we’d like much of our life to be assembled for us, as if from a kit.” The Age of Instagram Face (This actually came out in December, but I saw it re-circled three times this week alone, so I’m thinking something is there?)

What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Climate Change

House Passes Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, Making Lynching a Federal Crime, and for further reading, A Black Lawmaker’s Anti-Lynching Bill Failed 120 Years Ago. Now, the House Finally Acted. Speaking of which — RIP Trayvon Martin. Murdered eight years ago this week. Sending a lot of peace to his family, and particularly his mother Sybrina Fulton. You are never far from our minds or hearts.

What It’s Like to Be a Midwife or Doula Fighting Black Maternal Mortality

Smithsonian Celebrates Native Women Artists With ‘First Major’ Exhibition

Up to 91% More Expensive: How Delivery Apps Eat Up Your Budget. We can’t have nice things.

How to Write a Perfect Resignation Letter. Perhaps related: The Difference Between Worry, Stress and Anxiety

Do You Remember Livejournal? It Was an Essential Part of My Teenage Identity. (This cartoon is 100% nostalgia and damnit I love it)

“I find that being able to make decisions for my body, being able to see myself as a full sexual being, and being able to take control of that narrative around my body is empowering… My sex is not what somebody else is choosing for me. It does defy a lot of the messaging around what women should be doing [but] when you can take control of something that has at one point in time had a control on you, then you are in a better space for it. And that is empowering.”

‘I Can Be a Therapist and… Do Porn’ 🙌


Political Snacks

https://twitter.com/hshaban/status/1232530701595095041

‘You Believe He’s Lying?’ The Latest Debate Captured Americans’ Exhausting Tendency to Mistrust Women by Rebecca Traister for The Cut

And I really try not to focus on the same candidate twice in the “Political Snacks” section, for the sake of balance, but this is going to be one of the funniest things you see today. It’s what you deserve. 😂 😂 😂

Carmen is Autostraddle's Deputy Editor and a black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

Carmen has written 245 articles for us.

7 Comments

  1. The local NPR station the other day was reporting about the race for Kati Hill’s open seat in congress & the guy she beat Republican asshole Knight is running again. At a rally, he made a crass joke about her scandal & something borderline biphobic. It is really frustrating & offensive. I really hope he loses, again!

  2. Also, fuck Chris Mathews for comparing Bernie Sanders, who is Jewish & had family in the Holocaust, to the Nazi invasion of Europe. Just wrong all around. Doesn’t he also have a bad record with women & not really taking their side, like in this situation. I wouldn’t be surprised Charlie Rose like stories come about him. He just seems a bit hostile imho when speaking to Warren.

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