Mary Lambert talked to Autostraddle about vulnerability, the impossibility of separating the art from the artist, and her incredible new book of poems.
Topics include The Good Place, The English Patient, child abuse, Dr. Death (again, sorry!), working at Disneyland, “radical sex,” ’90s webzines and so much more!
Loving unlikable women in literature, talking about horror, new poetry by Ursula K. Le Guin, how to start making zines, and more.
Enjoy these eight books, mostly fiction, about queer disabled women characters!
Malinda Lo’s all-new short story about an inauguration protest that’s interrupted by an alien invasion is available exclusively on Autostraddle dot com!
Spanning genre from fiction to essays to memoir, these books are vibrant, boundary-breaking, and as intriguing as they are affirming. I strongly recommend curling up with one of these in your favorite café to celebrate Bisexual Visiblility Day today and all this week — settle in for some miso soup (what Ruby, the heroine of Eating Chinese Food Naked, drinks as comfort food) with maybe some biryani and chai for the second course (from Corona, by Bushra Rehman) and read some of these literary works.
How feminist bookstores changed history, why public libraries are getting less classist, mental models for queerness and more.
Topics include Dr. Death aka Christopher Duntsch, old-school video cameras, the ballroom scene, murder, Supershe island, Why the President Must Be Impeached, the death of Scout Schultz, porn pictures shows and so much more!
An everyday trans literature, discipline and creative freedom, fall books previews, lesbian feminist sci-fi and more.
Here are eight non-fiction self-help books about lesbian relationships, partnerships, marriage, and dating!
Drive Here and Devastate Me, queer femme author Megan Falley’s fourth collection of poetry, is a love letter to the queer community. We talked with Megan about her writing process, femme invisibility, body politics, and of course, love.
Each of these small bits of history made me hungry for more information, and brought home how many stories — especially those about queer folks — have been lost, compared to those few that have survived. I wanted to imagine queer people where they must have been, in shipyards and customs offices and coastal boom towns. I wanted them to be in love, to be gender outlaws and survivors, to triumph.
“I’ve had conversations with brands where they’ve been very explicit about who their customers weren’t. They weren’t plus size people. They weren’t queer people. They weren’t people of color. And those attitudes affect me as well as a black, queer woman.”
Topics include the Avital Ronnell case, “blackqueer heartbreak and forestalled nostalgia,” airplane hijacking, disaster tourism, Otto Warmbier, Myers-Briggs, the war on drugs, stripping in Portland, what it’s like to be black and work in fashion, the War on Drugs and more!
“At the end of the prologue, I had to put the book down, because I had broken out in ugly, heaving sobs on a Monday night in the dog days of summer, after a hot and heated and emotionally heavy July eclipse, drinking a glass of rose in my apartment in Harlem.”
A new history of BDSM. Plus women in translation, the Asian and Asian American literature explosion and more.
Why is it sometimes hardest to find other queer individuals in places where they seem to be everywhere? The new book, “How Places Make Us,” takes us into the lives of lesbian, bisexual and queer residents in four small cities and reveals how and why LBQ individuals forge especially strong ties in unlikely places.
Topics include the future of reproduction, getting sober and realizing that you’re trans, rape kits and rape culture, the McDonalds Monopoly heist, high-brow true crime, tiny hotels, food delivery theory and so much more!
Fighting words about literary organizational systems. Plus animals that break into libraries, writers on the books that inspire them, new poetry from Indigenous women and more.
Topics include Goop, Sex and the City, Les Moonves, a waterslide tragedy, IRL livestreaming, lesbian cruising, Six Feet Under, Benihana, rough sex and more!