No Filter: Can Janelle Monáe Be My Moodboard? How Do I Get This Whole Vibe Delivered to Myself?

Welcome to No Filter! This is the place where I tell you all about what Celesbian Instagram is up to, and you go “oooohooo, ahhhaa!” Sounds fun, yeah? Let’s roll!

I actually got sad the other day because I remembered that Gillian Anderson had a girlfriend in college and that girlfriend was not me. Bummer!

… Janelle. Are you kidding? JANELLE! Let me live, but truly can this be my moodboard? How do I get this whole vibe delivered to myself?

Cate’s neckerchief, Stacy’s lil summer freckles… this is the cover of a summer romance novel I want to read and or write.

*gasps respectfully, but very thirstily*

Suddenly I love business! Who even knew!

King Princess has finished the record! This feels momentous! Is it???

Look, real talk, before the pandemic, I was very eyeroll-y about the whole “paint night experience” and now? Well I am still a little eyeroll-y but honestly this is cute and I am learning to celebrate all experiences. Growth!

Okaayyyy mixing patterns and textures and colors, we are going for EXCESS!!!

POV: you are approaching a window and there is Quinn Wilson. Joy!

This is Ashley’s niece, Hazel, she is two months old and she is QUITE cute!

God, LOOK AT THEM are you kidding meeee!

Like are we alll buying copies of Harper’s and wallpapering our homes in these images?

Every couple of days I am like “Oh right it’s Pride!” and then I… move on? This baby remains adorable though!

The members of the Krieger-Harris household went to a WILD birthday party and I love it???

Like??? This is incredible! Inspiration for my next birthday party???

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Christina Tucker

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  1. Every couple of days I am like “Oh right it’s Pride!” and then I… move on?

    So feeling this. But I did end up at a little backyard pride bbq—I had no idea my neighborhood had so many queers of all ages. That was lovely.

    Also lovely: all of these photos

  2. OK, stupid question (because I embrace appearing stupid, knowing it’s inevitable):

    “God, LOOK AT THEM are you kidding meeee!”

    Is the “THEM” here applying to the picture the Women of POSE, underneath? Because I had thought the commentaries here applied to the pictures ABOVE the comment, and then initially was surprised to discover that Janet Mock’s pronouns were different from what I had long believed.

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