“I loved everything about swimming lessons and fun in the pool. Well — almost everything.”
“I’m fine” is just code for “I’m disassociating from my feelings.”
“Why? Aren’t you all about the gay stuff?”
Inside The Black Triangle is a photo series intending to highlight the struggles, joy, heartbreak, confusion, and diverse experiences of queer women living in a heteronormative world, and the artist behind the project is hosting an Autostraddle Meet-Up at Denver Pride this weekend!
“I know the difference between a party that’s celebrating me and a party that’s exploiting me.”
Finding resilience in challenging times.
You came to “Sexing the Collage Cherry” and boi are your arms tired.
A quick look back at A-Camp X!
“You are important!”
Physical touch is not about niceness, it’s about intimacy. It’s not owed. It’s considered.
Crying is good for you, and don’t work too hard.
Aguilar was a pioneer in sharing the faces and experiences of various Latina lesbians in the 90s, when there was very little representation. Aguilar’s art gives the marginalized and subcultures within subcultures — poor, fat, woman, lesbian, Latina — a place to be held and seen.
“Usually the artist is in charge of the perspective, they’re in charge of the way in which we are seen. I wanted it to be a connecting experience, where we kind of give and take and share that experience together.”
Cristy C Road’s intersectional tarot deck, enchanted with resistance, survival and spirituality, is no longer a dream of the future.
These are all gifts made by women and queer people, each one personally hand-crafted or designed, that you can gift to the discerning artist types in your life.
In a new art installation, Los Angeles-based photographer Maggie West, who specializes in experimental technicolor lighting and whose work increasingly critiques still-rigid contemporary ideas about gender and sexuality, worked with 40 women subjects — including Stephanie Beatriz, Nikki Hearts, Gaby Dunn, Jazzmyne Robbins, Isis King and more — to do just that.
“There are a lot of butches out there still. More than ever. And in a larger variety than ever. And that is what my project depicts, in style, body, race and gender non-conformity.”
Your community gallery for May! Nearly 100 queers doing the work!
Sometimes you have to step outside to remember who you are and who you want to be. And sometimes, you have to retreat to the epicentre of yourself, surrounded by whatever environment you can create.
“What I’m saying is not that art solved my problems, but instead that the strength I found through creating and through fighting back, still pushes me forward.”