Enter Bright Lite — the badass magazine for girls that, true to its name, will bring light to your world, a grin to your face, and much-needed hope to your heart.
This election shook me to my core. That’s undeniable. I am still grieving and I don’t know that I ever won’t be. I am so fucking angry and I don’t know that I ever won’t be. But I refuse to be scared, or cowed, or defeated.
Whether you want to say “I love you,” “I have a crush on you,” or “I genuinely want you to be happy and maybe have a lot of orgasms,” we’ve got the sex toys for you.
“I get up off the floor, reach for a long, heavy leek and a cutting board and my favorite knife, its weight in my palm like an amulet. I feel like a stranger in my own life, but I have seven hours and eight dishes left. There is work to be done.”
“Perhaps trust is my biggest kink. That would explain a lot.”
Ease the sting of distance with these mostly practical (but yes, some are sappy… DISTANCE IS HARD, y’all) gifts.
Hope is light, hope is all that is good, hope is what keeps humans alive when all other circumstances say they should be dead. So why was I so afraid of this life-giving feeling?
So, you’re spending Thanksgiving 2016 alone. I’m here to let you know that spending Thanksgiving alone is not only just fine, it’s also damn fun.
Police used water cannons and tear gas on unarmed protestors in freezing temperatures, these jumping cats are good, Thanksgiving traditions to try, Sharon Jones, abortion provider’s gonna provide abortions, thorough guide for talking with your family about Trump, and so much more!
I cook with so much garlic that I’m pretty sure my hands perpetually carry its scent, which I should probably apologize to my girlfriend for. But I will never stop doubling and tripling the amount of garlic a recipe calls for, because I like to live my truth.
Miss Major has always been a badass, and in this three minute long animated video, she’s no different. With all the spirit in the world in her voice, she explains how we can each use our own personal acts to make political change.
Random acts of kindness have persisted despite the election outcome, these tiny salamanders are really something, nobody likes you Pat McCrory, Gaela had the best day ever and it’s on video and also adorable, and more good gay news!
I don’t know how to be hopeful right now, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop writing or working or fighting, and I know everyone at Autostraddle stands firmly with me.
Why sex is good, Tinder gets trans-inclusive, the Bad Sex Writing nominees, chronic sickness and love, and some predictions on the future of sex.
Trans women and dmab trans people, want a free pizza from people who support you?
Maps, spiders, dispatches from the Hellmouth, Standing Rock, talking with kids about open relationships, Arabelle Sicardi and the sexual politics of hair, and so much more it’ll make your head spin.
Here’s how a 23-year-old native and Jewish queer trans woman with Cerebral Palsy living in Baltimore and dating a few people does poly.
I’m excited about my future. I’m a little nervous also, but I’m more excited than nervous, because just as the seasons change, our president will as well.
A tarot spread to encourage you to explore your hopes and your fears, your skills and your role in the fight for social justice.
A post-election processing and planning podcast! You sent your questions and we’ve got some answers, and feelings.