Also.Also.Also: Candace Parker Voted Woman Athlete of Year, Says Stock Her Jersey for Once

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This round up is brought to you by a blissful stack of Trader Joe’s Peppermint JoJos and my onesie pajamas at 3pm. I think I might go have something warm to drink after this, and maybe take a nap. How about you?


Queer as in F*ck You

Candace Parker Voted AP Female Athlete of Year for 2nd Time. She said it best (and this finally inspired me to get a fanmade CP3 shirt online, because enough is enough):

21 of the Most Popular LGBTQ News Stories of 2021

I sort of felt like the audience for this one was straight people (I assume that we know that “queer sex is real sex” or otherwise wtf are we doing here?) but affirmations never hurt, and I thought the header artwork on this piece was absolutely beautiful: Queer Sex Is Real Sex, & Why That Validation Matters


Saw This, Thought of You

The Wild and Weird History of Eggnog

* Laughs in “All I Want for Christmas Is You” fatigue *

The 100 Greatest Mariah Carey Songs

How the Met Museum Justifies Looting. “The African Origins exhibition ignores the fact that approximately 160 objects from Benin are held by the museum under ongoing demands for their repatriation.”

I feel a little like we know this? But I appreciated this comic all the same, The Danger of Treating Body Parts Like Fast Fashion

I suspect this is relevant to quite a few of our interests right now: Another Year in My Childhood Bedroom (this comes as part of Nervous State: A series about coping with our most anxious year yet from The Cut, which I really appreciated)

Latinas Are Leading the Great Resignation — Here’s Why. “According to a report by UCLA’s Latino Policy & Politics Initiative, Latinas are leaving the workforce at higher rates than any other demographic.”

If you’re still having Sex and the City discourse, maybe you’d enjoy it with an unexpected Little Women comparison? I promise it’s worth it: Sex and the City Said It Would Stand For Friendship Over Men. It Didn’t

A gif of Sarah Jessica Parker saying "I love the gays" in the film The Family Stone

Speaking of Sarah Jessica Parker nostalgia, this is brilliant, even though it’s over a year old, from one of my favorite pop culture writers Hunter Harris for Vulture: A Long Talk with Sarah Jessica Parker About The Family Stone. I literally just re-watched The Family Stone last night, and then I sipped Sleepytime tea underneath twinkling Christmas nights and listened to an entire podcast about The Family Stone (brought to you buy multiple queer women).

This is where I am at emotionally right now. Thank you for being a safe space of understanding.


Political Snacks

Lemme just flex on my home state one time before the new year! “One of the most gerrymandered political maps in the country has suddenly been replaced by one of the fairest. Here’s how Michigan did it.” Ungerrymandered: Michigan’s Maps, Independently Drawn, Set Up Fair Fight


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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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