Also.Also.Also: If You’re Online Reading This, You’re a Part of the Gossip Mill and Can’t Escape It

I won’t lie, the closer and closer we get to the holigay break, the harder it is to gather up good links for this round up! It’s like every writer in the world takes the last two weeks of December off! But I persevered, because I love you. See you again on Thursday!

Queer as in F*ck You

Layshia Clarendon on Bravery, Top Surgery, and the Future of the WNBA. “The binary is changing, and the leagues need to adapt and be flexible.”

LGBTQ Missing Persons Facebook Page Highlights Unsolved Cases. “Colorado advocate Lazarus Rise created the Facebook page, called Missing and Unidentified LGBT Individuals.”

It’s a holiday week and after Wednesday I’ll be out of office for the rest of the year, how about a little fluff? 11 Beauty Products Kristen Stewart’s Makeup Artist Swears By

Saw This, Thought of You

The Terrifying Scale of the Online Gossip Economy

And on the topic of being Very Online, I’ve been trying to explore TikTok more and I’ve been stunned by how many ads there are now versus even just earlier this year? Retailers Find TikTok a ‘Sunny Place’ for Advertising

Overlooked No More: Frances B. Johnston, Photographer Who Defied Genteel Norms

Don’t Panic About Omicron. But Don’t Be Indifferent, Either. I haven’t mastered the “don’t panic” part.

We Need More Asian Women Superheroes by Nancy Wang Yuen for Roxane Gay’s Audacity newsletter

Political Snacks

Why Doesn’t Biden Use the Word ‘Abortion’ More? “Biden’s statement on the Texas abortion ban did not include the word. It’s part of a larger trend, experts say.”

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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.

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