Also.Also.Also: Zoo Parrots Get Separated After Hyping Other Parrots To Swear at Guests. We’re the Parrots.

To be honest, today was kinda quiet — but I sure do have some links for you!

Queer as in F*ck You

Storm Guard Sami Whitcomb Leaves WNBA Bubble To Be With Wife for Birth of Their First Child. This so cute!! My love to this new perfect little family.

Finding My Voice in Trans Girls Hit The Town by Véronique Emma Houxbois ( was also part of our 2020 Bi+ Week, Remaking Myself and My Desires on the Comics Page, and you should definitely check that out!

Get a 1st Listen to Anastasia Star Christy Altomare Singing From New Musical Willow From Valerie: “Willow is a musical about queer people created by young queer people. (Also the songwriter/composer/singer with the last name Greenwood mentioned in this article has actually come out as non-binary since it was released and goes by August/Auggie and uses he/them pronouns and is only 16 years old.)”

Saw This, Thought of You

If You’re Already Dreading Winter, Here Are Some Small Ways to Prepare Now. You are me, and I am thinking of you ❤️


Zoo Separates 5 Parrots After the Birds Were Caught Encouraging Each Other To Swear at Guests. HAHAHAHHAAAAAA

Crows Are Capable of Conscious Thought, Scientists Demonstrate For The First Time. (In a perfect Rachel Kincaid deadpan: “huge week for crows”)

“Maldita Bruja” No More — These Afro-Dominican Twins Are Rebranding Spirituality. This is so extremely my shit!

Chef Kia Damon’s Concern for Her Community Will Feed Your Spirit (This is a good, unexpected pairing: The Stages of Gentrification, as Told by Restaurant Openings. Data from city restaurant inspections, rental prices, and census figures, show how restaurants and gentrification are interconnected.)

Aching for Abolition. “As a survivor of sexual violence, I know prison isn’t the answer.” (This one is so beautiful, it’s been with me in spirit and mind all day)

Inside the Church at the Heart of the Louisville Protests
How a TikTok House Destroyed Itself. According to Christina, one should never pass up TikTok content.

Political Snacks

How Trump’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Lie Is Disenfranchising Americans

Conservative Hoaxers Face Charges Over False Voter Robocalls

What LGBTQ+ Rights Would Look Like Under a Biden Presidency

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief 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.

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  1. I love the story about the parrots!

    Also, with regards to the preparations for winter. I started my daylight therapy two weeks ago, last year it seemed to help a lot. (I was still depressed, but at least I didn’t sleep >12 hours a day.) If you have trouble feeling awake in winter, hypersomnia, or depression – this might help for you. In the northern hemisphere this is sort of the moment to start it up and the LED lamps have gotten pretty affordable, I think mine was about €60.

  2. i would be very interested on a deep dive into the story behind that christy altomare/broadway article? like i consider myself theatre savvy and i have literally never heard of the averno universe!

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