Sunday Funday Is Celebrating Being Non-Binary With Janelle Monáe

Hello and good morning, happy Sunday! I hope you’re well, I just finished a week of hosting A+ friend and Femme Brûlée recipe developer Reniece Charles, and then immediately after she left my period started! I slept most of Saturday and it was the perfect ending to a perfect week.

And now here’s some perfect news from that week.

+ A short history of feminist zines, including one created because of a lesbian-ish road trip.

+ If you wanna be an extra in a gay holiday movie, now’s your chance!

+ In case you missed it: The reboot for Saved by the Bell will star trans star Josie Totah as a feared and beloved cheerleader. 

+ Feel confident watching your stories because feminism is apparently alive and well on Days of Our Lives.

+ Jonathan Van Ness wrote a children’s book about a unique (nonbinary) guinea pig.

+ Janelle Monáe maybe came out on Twitter as nonbinary?! Either way, she’s definitely supporting the ladies and theydies.

+ Queer Nigerians are rewriting the body.

14 further advances nearly two decades of Nigerian literary coming out by introducing a collective approach. In an emotionally expansive collage of poems, stories, essays, memoirs, and illustrations, individual voices witness and dialogue with each other. A hair salon provides a comfortable, tactile space for two women to signal their mutual attraction in the short story “Tangled Ends.” In the poem “Nella,” two women teachers supervising teenagers outdoors connect tacitly, like tentative teenagers themselves. In the memoir snapshot “Ajar,” a young man becomes suicidal after his conservative Christian mother discovers romantic phone texts, forces him to call the supposed girlfriend and then a deep voice answers. These stories are interspersed with dramatic illustrations, such as “The Struggle of a Rainbow,” a grayscale face weeping because it cannot perceive its own beauty. Artistic creation in these pages feels at times like a survival act and a medicine against depression.

+ More queer artists to get into!

+ Lesbian comics are embracing their butch sides! 

+ Janet Mock is receiving is being honored by GLAAD and will be given their top award this spring in Los Angeles.

+ MORE ART (this time, traveling)! Get out there and see something beautiful created by a queer artist this year, you deserve it!

+ The new Girl Scout Cookie flavor, Lemon-Ups, is made using sustainable oils. Girls Scouts said, “SAVE THE WORLD!”

Okie doke artichoke, have a great Sunday, an even better Monday, and a thrilling week. Get into yourself and your friends and remember all the things that used to make you happy and make time to do them if you can. But also, try not to feel guilty if something doesn’t work out the way you hope, everything’s an experiment you know? All data is good data. Okay, love ya, you rock, enjoy being your amazing cool queer selves this week.

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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. My girlfriend sent in her head shot to The Happiest Season Yesterday because they need string musicians for a country club scene, so fingers crossed y’all!

  2. as an added bonus, Lemon-Ups are printed with various motivational messages! i’m a troop leader and we just had our cookie kickoff meeting and man, i love the way girl scouts encourages kids to be leaders and entrepreneurs. we’re specifically told to let the scouts do the talking and only to step in if they ask us! no parent-made science fair projects here

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