Sunday Funday and Young M.A Say #NoNewJails

Happy Sunday and welcome to Libra season babes! Yesterday I helped my friend move and then I went to a gala for a scholarship fund for Pauli Murray, who maybe, perhaps, has become my idol? And I talked my research to the person at my table and didn’t wanna die, and I made new friends, and like… is this what my last year of my twenties will be like? I hope so. I feel… good??? Not gonna overthink it, just gonna ride this wave. While we’re riding my good wave of news, let’s get you some good news too.

+ TikTok is the new place for young queer creators.

+ Need some books by queer Korean Americans? Say no more.

+ Queer music and fashion dominated NYFW this year.

+ Christine McConnell wants you to be the spookiest bitch you can be:

+ This year’s Durham Pride was a success.

+ The HRC and Stacy Abrams are teaming up for voting rights!

+ On Susan Sontag’s queer life.

+ Young M.A stood with folks from #NoNewJailsNYC this week

+ A trans woman from Pakistan has found renewed joy in helping trans refugees.

+ Hundreds gathered this weekend in Denver’s third annual March 4 Black Women.

+ An excerpt about Margaret Chase Smith from Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s new book:

In her groundbreaking speech that day, she called out his hate and character assassination and the tactics he was using that became known as “McCarthyism.” “Mr. President, I would like to speak briefly and simply about a serious national condition,” she began. “It is a national feeling of fear and frustration that could result in national suicide and the end of everything that we Americans hold dear.” She eviscerated McCarthy and called out her colleagues for their lack of courage in standing up to him. “I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny—Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear.” She and six other Republican senators signed a statement expressing their concerns known as her “Declaration of Conscience.”

+ Here’s some bisexual gal/lesbian YA for the fall.

Okay buds, there’s the news. I hope it fills you with joy as you tackle the week ahead. I ALSO hope your cat doesn’t stand extremely close to you in the mornings and gently meow in an attempt to get you to feed him at an UNREASONABLE HOUR (looking at you, Alexei). I hope you’re loved, and most importantly:

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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.

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  1. I may have suffered a similar fate this morning, courtesy of this one

    Too close indeed, and not very gentle!

  2. i love that publishing is exploding so much that we can have lists of books by queer korean americans instead of like, one book and it’s about the reproductive habits of snails

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