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.

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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 330 articles for us.


  1. Thank you so much for the reminder to be kind to ourselves. For some reason, that hit me just right when I read it. I am so grateful for your thoughts and links and bringing yourself to Autostraddle.

  2. Thank you Ari, thanks for being here and showering us with encouragement and nice things!

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