Idol Worship: The Holigay 2013 Gift Guide

Amelia Earhart

Did you know Amelia and Eleanor Go For A Ride even existed? Now you do. And now, you can die happy.



I refuse to tell you my favorite Cher album.


The First Time // The Cher Scrapbook // Bubbles Long Sleeve Cher Shirt

bell hooks

All About Love: New Visions was the book that made an epic comeback for tragic reasons this year. Read it.


Wendy Davis

The infamous shoe that destroyed the patriarchy on a fateful Texas night: the Mizuno Wave Runner.


Coretta Scott King

She loved books and you need to read about her before any more time gets away from you in your lifetime of wasted chances to be Coretta’s biggest fangirl. So it works out.


Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King // My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr. // Coretta Scott // The Coretta Scott King Awards, 1970 – 2009

Alanis Morissette

None of these are really that ironic, which really sucks.


Brown Leather Alanis Morissette Bracelet //A.M. Gold Pick Necklace // Jagged Little Pill (duh.)

Betty White

The entire series of The Golden Girls is still not enough of The Golden Girls.


Sheryl Crow

It’s an addiction.


+ The Very Best of Sheryl Crow

+ The Sheryl Crow Collection Songbook

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  1. I was trying and failing to come up with a Christmas list that was more than just grocery store gift cards and amazon wasnt helpful so I came here and I was–unsurprisingly–not disappointed.

    I want that Frida figurine for an altar of my personal queer saints.

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