Feature image of Demi Lovato by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images
Ok so last Thursday I talked about having a good day! So today I want to be honest and say I’m battling a small anxiety attack for no good reason at all. Life has ups and downs.
Let’s see what’s up today, shall we?
Queer as in F*ck You
Demi Lovato Explains Why She’s Using She/Her Pronouns Again. Pronouns change, people change and that is great, however it comes to us! Demi Lovato is here with your daily reminder of that gender is a journey, not a destination. She will be using she/her pronouns again, in addition to they/them pronouns.
According to Demi, last year when they first came out as nonbinary, “my energy was balanced in my masculine and feminine energy so that when I was faced with the choice of walking into a bathroom and it said ‘women’ and ‘men,’ I didn’t feel like there was a bathroom for me… because I didn’t feel necessarily like a woman. I didn’t feel like a man. I just felt like a human.” But as she said on the latest episode of Sounder’s “Spout” podcast, these days she’s been vibing and “feeling more feminine” — hence the updated pronouns. You can check out the entire podcast episode below:
Saw This, Thought of You
The use of gifs to show ASL in here is really dope. How Sign Language Evolves as Our World Does
My Tinder Decade, “How did a dating app become my longest running relationship?” by Allison P. Davis for The Cut (also an excellent use of gifs here! Is this a trend?)
“It was in piecing together the details of her short life that he resurrected her.” Just gorgeous, gorgeous writing in this book review. His Mother’s Life Was a Mystery He Needed to Solve
A Guide To Plus-Size Brands & Retailers That Do It Right (do it “right” is clearly subjective, but this also gives me a chance to plug Dani‘s recent fashion list! Hot Like Summer: A Lingerie Shopping Guide for Fat Femmes)
It’s Time to End My Grandfather’s Harmful Legacy — the Helms Amendment. “Biden already has the authority to roll back draconian abortion restrictions.” By Ellen Gaddy for Politico.
And related to that, The Abortion Clinic on the Run