Good morning blue bonnets! How are you? How are you managing these dark mornings and dark evenings? Will the sun ever return from war? Who knows. How have you been taking care of yourself this week? I blocked almost every word I could think of that might come up in the news and only listened to 10 minutes of NPR every day. It was helpful, but I’m still worn out. So! Here’s some good news from last week to take care of you and me. Enjoy!
+ Hayley Kiyoko: Lesbian Jesus Touches Down: “Art affects a lot of people,” says Kiyoko, whose own deeply affected fans have come to lovingly call her Lesbian Jesus. “So it’s so important as an artist to approach it seriously. And I do.”
Soon, her fans will get what they have been waiting for: Robyn’s sixth album, Honey. But it may not necessarily be exactly what they wanted. There were periods, during its making, where Robyn no longer felt at home crafting tidy pop songs. “I was interested in songs that didn’t have a beginning and an end,” she said, “and things that were hypnotic. I wasn’t interested in melody at all.” The album’s pristine pop moments are nestled among exploratory dance music that reflects the hopelessness and ecstasy that informed her time away from the spotlight. She felt no pressure to repeat her biggest hits or embody the hustler persona that informed them. “I didn’t have that killer instinct,” she said.
From Austin to Romania
+ Two adorable teenage couples got the administration at Austin High to change the outdated gendered rules about homecoming royalty and now they are both on the ballot!!
+ After decriminalizing homosexual activity, Indian courts ruled in favor of a lesbian couple living together. “The two women said they “are unable to separate and intend to live together as life partners,” and the court agreed.” ????
The Best Vibes
+ This cow is playing fetch!
+ MISANDRY ALERT: A Russain woman is pouring bleach onto manspreading men’s legs.
Okay farewell I love you! I’m gonna go put together my dresser (I’ve been living out of boxes for two years!!) and write a paper and table at a trans art festival! I hope your week is everything you need it to be!