Hey babes, how are you doing? How’s your new normal? I just restarted my isolation because I had to go to the grocery store and tbh I think I might need to go again???? Will I ever be free from my incredibly comfortable home again? Will I actually be forced to complete my spring cleaning???? Tune in next week to find out, because guess what? I’m not going anywhere!
Here’s some news:
+ Portrait of a Lady on Fire which we have talked about extensively here (thank you, Drew) is now available to watch on Hulu! And they give you some prime social distancing fashion advice: Cover your face! Stay hydrated! Kiss a girl – okay, maybe wait a bit before doing that one.
+ We are all connecting virtually right now, including the LGBTQs at the Great Falls LGBTQ Center. If you’re feeling alone, see if any community organizations near you are doing virtual hangouts!
+ I find “I’m Still Here” from Follies to be the best ‘everything might be fucked but damnit I’m doing it!’ song ever, maybe you’ll also love it. Plus, Elaine Stritch in a newsboy cap and a red pantsuit??
+ Here’s ANOTHER queer movie watching guide, this time specific to music movies. If you want some AS-specific movie recs, check out Riese’s suggestions.
+ Autostraddle’s week of sheltering-in-place-together may be over after today (catch Keah Brown later today and Rachel C-L giving skincare advice!), but you can watch highlights on our Instagram!
Stay safe, friends. Check in on folks you feel comfortable checking in on. Call your therapist, if you haven’t. Take naps during the day while cuddling with your pets. Drink lots of water. Take socially-distant walks. Call your friends and vibe out together on the phone like it’s 2003 and even though you only have unlimited minutes after 7, you’re willing to waste all of them. You should always be loving each other, but work a little harder to show the love in these times. I’m here for you if you need me, and I love you so much! We’re doing this! We’re supporting each other and getting through this, and we are gonna change the world.
Love you, mean it. ❤️🌟✨💜💫