Sunday Funday and Janet Mock Are Wearing Valentino

Cover image of Janet Mock by Wendi Miyake for Maison Valentino.

Happy Sunday little butterflies! I am two days past the day I was supposed to move out, I am still NOT fully moved out, and today, the high in Austin is 106º not thinking about humidity or the ~real feel~ so I expect to fully be dead by the end of today. And NO, I am not exaggerating. Okay, well maybe a little bit. I’m still in love, I still think time is fake and rude, nevertheless, they persisted. I hope you’re persisting as well pals! Let’s get into some good news.


+ Women’s suffrage changed more than just how we behaved at the ballot box.

+ 100 years of women’s suffrage in Nebraska.

+ RIP Gisèle Halimi, French lawyer, feminist, and women’s rights advocate.

+ All of Meryl Streep’s films, ranked.

+ Janet Mock. That’s the tweet.

+ Need a new recipe for your sourdough starter? I know I do.

+ Send this to all the cis people in your life who are still struggling with pronouns.

+ Prison is terrible and I am so happy Adree Edmo was able to get the gender affirmation surgery she deserved.

+ Nature? She’s queer.

+ Hello these astronauts returned from space and I cried because to be frank, why would you come back?? But also because science is rad.

+ Showtime and HRC are teaming up to help LGBTQ+ businesses stay afloat with Queer to Stay

12 queer women and nonbinary designers

+ Let’s remember the short-lived queer villains of horror. (AKA my sexuality)

+ This is not news to us but, DnD is gay.

+ The LGBTs are out here and we’re making music, and it’s one of the few good things about this year.

+ We talked about this Thursday’s Also.Also.Also, but 1 in 4 LGBTQ youth use non-gendered pronouns 😭 Hey Alexa, play “I believe the children are our future”


Here’s what I want you to do this week: listen to your body, drink at least 60 oz of water a day, take a break from social media, call someone you love, and take a moment to gaze at our collective girlfriend, the moon. Everything is weird and hard and I’ve been saying that since March, but it’s still true. Wear a mask, take care of your community, don’t let scarcity mindsets get you. We can all  make it through this, but we need each other. Love you, mean it.

Ari is a 20-something artist and educator. They are a mom to two cats, they love domesticity, ritual, and porch time. They have studied, loved, and learned in CT, Greensboro, NC, and ATX.

Ari has written 321 articles for us.

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