I am having sticky apricot chicken and broccoli for dinner, despite the fact that I didn’t nail it the first time I attempted it. Because what is life, if not for second chances?
Queer as in F*ck You
There’s a Black queer love story featured in the new Essence and if you’re a Black person who grew up with stacks of the magazine on every surface of your house/ grandma’s house/ hair salon (which is… all of us), you already know what a big deal this is. Scroll the IG carousel for the story:
Saw This, Thought of You
I Was an Instacart Shopper. I Had Enough When Someone Gave Me a 1-Star Review for Too-Ripe Bananas. Read this. No, I’m not fucking around. Read this.
Wait did really you scroll by without reading that? Nope, do not pass go. Read it before you move on.
And speaking of must reads, Abeni has this to say about the following essay: ” Mia Mingus is one of the most important writers we have. It was … a very difficult read. But I have to sit with why I felt so attacked reading it, and think more deeply about my commitment to living out my beliefs about disability justice. As I think we all should.” You Are Not Entitled To Our Deaths: COVID, Abled Supremacy & Interdependence
For the 36 Countries With the Lowest Vaccination Rates, Supply Isn’t the Only Issue. It’s also an interactive map.
I got this from my very sweet, anxious 69-year-old aunt today, and then it was also dropped in the Autostraddle slack, so lots of people want you to know this: If you live in the United States, you can sign up now for your free COVID home test kits! (that’s literally the link to sign up, I’m making it so easy for you!)
What Elmo’s Viral Moment Tells Us About How Parents Watch Kids’ TV. “Is Doc McStuffins’ hospital unionized? How does Daddy Pig’s office function? We have questions.”. WE. HAVE. QUESTIONS!!!