“One of the criticisms regularly lobbed against dental dams is the product’s perceived lack of sexiness, that stopping to grab one could kill the mood. Melanie Cristol was fed up. An accomplished consumer product and healthcare attorney at an international law firm based in Los Angeles, there wasn’t anything in her life that hinted she would be the reason for the next evolution in dental dams: Lorals.”
“Good Company,” a new magazine from Design*Sponge’s Grace Bonney, is a radically diverse incredible new project you should support ALSO I JUST SO HAPPEN TO BE FEATURED IN ONE OF THE ARTICLES.
Explicitly for the queers and our allies, Superbia will not only function like a normal credit union would, but it will also pour 30% of its profits back into community organizations. And they’ll do this by making sure you aren’t refused service at your goddamn financial institution, a thing that still happens despite the fact that it is 2018.
Our gender is not a burden, the binary mainstream society is. You are wonderful, I’m so proud of you for reaching out. Take what works from my suggestions, and know I’ll be hoping it all turns out for the best.
This is a feelings atrium to talk about our own experiences with workplace sexual harassment and predatory bosses and all the stuff that comes up for us when stories like the one about Harvey Weinstein happen.
“When I was 10, I wrote a letter to Disney asking them what I should do to become an imagineer.”
In this month’s Follow Your Arrow, Klara shares the story of her gender-neutral barbershop business, how she made the leap from office-worker to sole-trader, and the importance of building trust in the community she serves.
Why pick between your passions when you can design a life based on ALL of them?
“Being queer isn’t something that I can separate out from being a writer, astrologer, artist or entrepreneur and I would never want to.”
Trump’s tax plan is historically regressive, setting up huge tax breaks that help wealthy men keep their wealth while queer women get nothing.
“Generally in life all I want to do is: good work for good causes with good people. I want to be a good designer, I mean truly, deeply good at my craft; everything else is semantics.”
“I wish there were more LGBTQ food writers, though — it can be a pretty stiflingly traditional (read: heteronormative, and very white) world. Find a network of like-minded queer women to work with, seek advice from and befriend! We gotta stick together.”
“When I started out, people knew me as the ‘girl growing mushrooms in her caravan,’ which was perhaps not the most flattering anecdote to have attached to your name.”
Topics include press freedom in the age of Trump, layoffs and restructuring at the Medium network and Fusion, The Establishment’s new membership program, email follow-ups that’ll get you in trouble, The Washington Post’s new splashy app for millennial women, and pitches we’re currently looking for!
“Why do I do this? Because it needs to be done. Our schools and communities need to be safer for our young people, we are losing too many of them. I’m not going to sit and wait with naivety that our government or schools are going to lead that.”
The internet is full of resources to help you start and run your business. These are some of our faves!
Financial independence from the patriarchy was a primary goal of lesbian feminism, because true liberation required not relying on men for anything, including money. It’s a tricky thing to pull off now and was even harder back then. But, somehow, Olivia did it.
“I offer products that strive to act as feminist propaganda, as a reality disruption. To pay my gargantuan monthly student loan debt by selling weird feminist gear? It seemed like an awesome joke on the universe.”
“I’m psyched that I invented a thing, and I don’t wish to make money from it. I just want to try to retain a little influence over it with the support of fellow taboo-busters so we can make some changes around here.”
The line between work and life is definitely blurred. Work events become social events, chance meetings become networking and because we are always wearing Hinterland gear and up to no good, theres always an opportunity for a photo shoot!