Happy Sunday cool cats! How are you? This morning, I got out of bed really early and looked out my window and the sunrise was doing this really gorgeous thing and it was… perfect. The sunrise was so perfect, I stopped for, like, three seconds and just looked at it. I want to do more of that, you know? Like, just be able to stop, breathe, and have an experience. Even if it’s just a three-second one. Maybe you could try having a three-second experience today; I don’t know, it could be great! Speaking of great, let’s get to the news.
This Is (Almost) Halloween
+ Witches are gonna hex Brett Kavanaugh. If that’s your thing, maybe you wanna get in on it?
+ Sophie Wilkinson at Broadly writes about how TV witchcraft has always been queer. She even talks about Angela Lansbury as a spinster witch!
The 1971 film Bedknobs and Broomsticks was aimed at children, so it couldn’t be as overtly sexual as The Witches. Still, its lead character Miss Price (Angela Lansbury) is a motorbike-driving spinster who can’t ride a broom side-saddle but can use her bed to take people to far-off fantasy lands. As scholar Chris Cuomo writes in Spinsters in Sensible Shoes: Mary Poppins and Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Miss Price “has a classic lesbian look… Villagers are wondering whether she’ll ever have a (male) romantic interest… Even her diet, which includes cabbage buds, rose hips, glossop seed, elm bark and stewed nettles and bran porridge, fits the contemporary and historical constructions of the puritanical, health-obsessed or vegetarian lesbian-feminist.”
+ How LGBTQ folks are breaking barriers in the outdoors (although, the piece could have used a mention of Autostraddle’s resident outdoorswoman, Vanessa).
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she asked for 10k and you blessed her with 12.2k beautiful, inclusive, supportive faces of bringing a little bit of heel and a lot a bit of love into the back country. i am sprinkling love sprinkles on every single one of you. because you are the OGs. you are the power arch of my heel. you are my army of love and fiercedom. you are pattie’s trail trash and a queen loves her trash. this is only the beginning, sisters, and i will always think of y’all every strut of the way DOWN. 👏🏻 THE. 👏🏻 TRAIL. 👏🏻 OF. 👏🏻 LIFE. 👏🏻 YOU. 👏🏻BETTER 👏🏻WERQ. 👏🏻 BEAT. 👏🏻FIERCE. 👏🏻 AND 👏🏻OWN. 👏🏻THE. 👏🏻RUNWAY. 👏🏻 OF. 👏🏻YOUR. 👏🏻 OWN. 👏🏻 LIFE. 👏🏻MAWMAW. 👏🏻 #optoutside
+ If you’re wondering which flag to hang outside your home, this guide to 11 different LGBTQ flags has got you covered!
Fairy Tales Do Come True
+ Same Same is a new webseries by queer women, for queer women! And it’s free online, right now!
+ Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret will become a movie! I love reliving my adolescence in a theatre of hundreds!
This Week in Brandi Carlile Videos…
Because sis has been BUSY!
+ A new recording of “Party of One” (or as I like to call it, “the song married lesbians with kids make up to after a big argument”), featuring Sam Smith
+ SHE WAS ONE HALF OF THE ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTE AT THE CMT AWARDS! And she looks like an adorable dandy! That suit!
Well friends this is the end, for now! I have a good but busy day planned, and I’m excited to get it started. My mantra for this week is “work smart, rest hard,” and I also wanna offer that to you if you need it. I don’t know about you, but October has historically been a hard month for me, but we’re almost out of it! Soon there’s Thanksgiving! And winter holidays! We got this!!!!