Also.Also.Also: I Still Can’t Stop Thinking About Brittney Griner

Feature image of Brittney Griner and her wife Cherelle Griner by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Please excuse any typos in tonight’s round up, as of yesterday my keyboard, which has been slowly dying, has no: i,e,t,s key OR A WORKING SPACEBAR! I promise I’m getting it fixed just as soon as I can.

Queer as in F*ck You

13 Trans Models Strut Against Arkansas’ Anti-trans Laws

Evan Rachel Wood Faced Her Fear. “I just couldn’t bear living my life like that for one more second or the thought of it happening to anybody else.”

Saw This, Thought of You

We have updates on Brittney Griner (her detention in Russia has been extended until May 19th). Once again, I never know what to say or if it hurts more than it helps to make noise, but all of our strength and love to BG, her wife Cherelle, and their family. We’re counting the days until you’re home safe and we’re not forgetting you, not even for a second.

And also if there’s one voice I want to read on Brittney Griner, it’s Jemele Hill: Brittney Griner’s Plight Says More About America Than Russia

Speaking of women’s basketball, NCAA: ‘Much More Work to Be Done’ to Achieve Tournament Equity. Happy March Madness to all the sports gays who celebrate.

What Lies Beneath Hip Hop’s Swagger. Danyel Smith is a music journalist and former EIC of Vibe magazine (current host of the Black Girl Songbook podcast on Spotify), for sure I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now if I hadn’t grown up reading her words and seeing her at the helm. Anyway this piece for the NYT does what she does best. It’s a truly excellent read even if you didn’t grow up loving hip hop like I did.

How Gullibility Became Our New Normal. “Distrust in the authority of traditional sources has led to the credulous embrace of online bunk.”

Are We Wrong About Introverts Vs. Extroverts?

I’m still in mourning, okay!?!? The Baby-Sitters Club Wasn’t Enough for Netflix Anymore. “The show was critically acclaimed and widely watched. The algorithm didn’t care.”

Political Snacks

‘We Are Being Hunted’: One Year After Atlanta Spa Shootings, Asian Americans Are More Scared Now Than Ever. “Reports of anti-AAPI incidents are on the rise — and advocates are urging policymakers to do more to help.”

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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

Carmen has written 714 articles for us.


    • Tell me about it!!! And to get it fixed, I need to be able to be roughly 5 days away from laptop — which is not easy at all when your job is basically “the internet”!

  1. The Babysitter’s Club… Anne with an E… Netflix hates this demographic! And what she said about stories boys like, like Spiderman or Star Wars, that just stuck with me. Ugh! Patriarchy!!!!!!

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