Also.Also.Also: Rachel Maddow Is Considering Leaving MSNBC, Will Never Leave Our Nerdy Gay Hearts

Feature image of Rachel Maddow, who is considering leaving MSNBC, by by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

It is a bright sunny day and the last place I want to be is in front of a laptop (just being honest) so the nanosecond I publish this, I’m going outside to do nothing else except stand barefoot in a sports bra.

Queer as in F*ck You

Rachel Maddow Considers Possible Exit From MSNBC At End Of Contract. On one hand, of course I want whatever is best for Rachel, on the other hand if this comes to pass — what will I do without my nightly nerdsbian content? WHAT WILL I DO???

What an opportune time to bring back a ye olde early 2010s gay Tumblr that we’ve collectively forgotten in our minds, but not in our hearts: Hey Girl, Its Rachel Maddow (Was the internet really ever this young?)

Rachel Maddow is in a purple shirt and blazer in a meme that says "Hey girl, I gave the fact checker the night off because no one can argue how I feel about you"

The Founder Making Space for Queer People in Beauty (This is a great time for me to remind you that both Shelli Nicole and I are always looking for Black and QTPOC beauty writers for Autostraddle and if that’s you or someone you know then you should definitely get in touch!)

From Abeni: “Anyone feel like crying this morning? because… here you go” The Kids of Camp I Am, a Decade Later

Visibility Is Key: Crown Star Emma Corrin Speaks Out on Queerness for First Time. I’m not really sure it’s for the first time but Emma is sporting this new late 90s Leo DiCaprio teen dreamboat look and as an Autostraddle team we’ve gotta say, it’s working.

Saw This, Thought of You

Britney Spears’ Father Jamie Spears Steps Down From Conservatorship YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS FUCK YES YES YES YES YES YES YES. YES!

This was fascinating! And as a mango connoisseur, I approve: Inside the Secretive, Semi-Illicit, High Stakes World of WhatsApp Mango Importing

I can’t speak for all of these, but a lot of my favorites are on this list so I figured why not? (I also prefer “fat” to “plus-sized” but hey, I didn’t write it) A Guide To Plus-Size Brands & Retailers Who Do It Right

How the Pandemic Now Ends. “Cases of COVID-19 are rising fast. Vaccine uptake has plateaued. The pandemic will be over one day — but the way there is different now.”

Can Covid Survivors Become a New Political Force? A new group is fighting to ensure America learns from, rather than forgets, the devastation wrought by the pandemic.

The Uncomfortable Rise of the Instagram Novel

The Link Between Happiness and a Sense of Humor

The Dos & Don’ts Of Putting Sunscreen On A Tattoo. I know there’s only a few weeks left of summer, but I am obsessed with sunscreening my tats and if you’re not, consider it.

Political Snacks

‘I Don’t Sleep Very Well Anymore:’ Many LGBTQ+ People Face Economic Cliff If Eviction Protections End

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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 715 articles for us.


  1. “Britney’s father intends to step down from conservatorship…”


    “…just with the intention to transition to a new conservator.”

    ……oh, image cleansing on his part, I see.

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