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I’ve been binging Inventing Anna since Saturday, and yes it’s not my favorite Shonda Rhimes production, but also I can’t seem to think about anything else?
(If you’ve never read Jessica Pressler’s original story that the mini-series is based on, you absolutely should! I still remember reading it for the first time — and much like the tv show, I put my life on hold to binge it — you won’t regret it.)
Saw This, Thought of You
Again I remind you that in THIS house, we stand with queer athlete Sha’Carri Richardson:
Can we get a solid answer on the difference of her situation and mines? My mother died and I can’t run and was also favored to place top 3. The only difference I see is I’m a black young lady. https://t.co/JtUfmp3F8L
— Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) February 14, 2022
Sha’Carri Richardson Sees a Double Standard in Allowing Kamila Valieva to Compete. And yes, in case you forgot, Sha’Carri Richardson is famously some kinda gay, her girlfriend styles her for her races, and within just days of becoming a household name as the fan-favorite for fastest woman in the world, Sha’Carri tweeted out this rainbow flag emoji. She never wants you to forget where she came from, and we love that around here.
— Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) June 19, 2021
There’s No Escaping the 5 Love Languages. “Thirty years on, a Christian pastor’s theory of romantic communication is as popular as ever.” Just a little post-Valentine’s Day content for you. The amount of queer people I know who subscribe to the 5 love languages given its conservative, Christian, patriarchal roots — is absolutely mind-blowing, to say the least!
The Enduring Appeal of This Clunky, Old Vibrator. “The magic wand has ben No. 1 since 1968.” More post-Valentine’s Day content!
I Used to Crave a Fairytale Romance — Now I Realize Love Is All Around Me. Yessika Salgado is one of my favorite writers and poets and I would literally read a phonebook if she wrote it. Give yourself the treat of her essay!
Queer as in F*ck You
Ughhh, I think Lena Waithe is getting… an Adidas collection? That’s what’s happening here, right?
The New York Times did a series on Black Love for its iconic Modern Love column (you know, just sliding it in for Black History Month), and I enjoyed this one: The Lesbian Writer and Her Flamboyant Gay Husband. “Peter taught me to laugh at fate as we lived our dream. At least for a while.”
‘Veneno’ Star Isabel Torres Has Died of Lung Cancer at Age 52 (and if you haven’t seen Veneno yet, you absolutely must. It’s such gorgeous storytelling and I’m requiring it.)