Sunday Funday Is Nice for What?

Hey, hi, hello it is me, Alaina!! Happy Sunday! Wow, how the heck are you doing? Is it snowing where you live?? That’s so weird! It’s forecast to be a perfect 70º in Austin, TX today, so I’ll send you some warmth if you’re in the wild north braving snowstorms. Anyway, we’ve established that it is Sunday, and boi howdy, do I have some fun to share with you today! I hope you dig it.

On Octavia Butler, Janelle Monáe, and Ava Duverney. Plus a playlist!!

Octavia E. Butler, notes on the Oankali, ca. 1985, Xenogenesis trilogy. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

18 LGBTQ women in entertainment to celebrate. Featuring so many of our faves, including: Brittani Nichols, Kate Leth, Gabby Rivera, and many more!!

Support the Kickstarter for “Wash Day,” the comic celebrating Black women’s natural hair!

They read Autostraddle over at Broadly. And they’re writing about scissoring. I, for one, still find your very own opinions on the act to be one of my favorite lists published on the site.

Can’t wait to twerk to Cardi’s new album at A-Camp X!!!

You can maybe ask Samira Wiley a question!! Like maybe if she thinks her Gal Pal tee is the softest material ever just like you think your Gal Pal tee is the softest material ever?!

Okay, friends, that’s all I got. I hope your week is going to be so groovy and full of babes if you want and dancing and lots of friendship and love! ??

HA! Just kidding! Who do you think I am?

Drake came out with a video for his newest song “Nice for What” and my goddess, it’s full of beautiful women. The video is directed by 22-year-old Karena Evans, who also directed the video for “God’s Plan.” I want to know everything about her. Queer girls and nonbinary babes all over the internet had a lot to say about it.

our own Natalie on Slack just moments after its release!

I for one, am emotional and will never get over this. Happy Sunday to us all, especially our one true ally Aubrey Drake Graham.

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  1. I just watched the video with the sound off because Ina Garten was talking about chocolate in the background. I practically had an orgasm. So, now I have a new hobby.

  2. Thank you Alaina!

    1) Wow Octavia’s notes. I visualize what I read, and visualizing oankali was/is really exhausting on my brain and I got stuck and haven’t finished Lilith’s Brood yet. Maybe this will make it easier. Digital alchemy. Thank you for sharing this.

    2) I hope for many more major record label music videos that are just tastefully spliced clips of powerful women & queer ppl beautifully owning their space.

  3. Gorgeous women, gorgeous video — but can we all agree that the “song” is just a DJ at a club on a Friday night putting “Ex-Factor” on loop over lesser-than beats and random Drake interludes?

  4. I honestly almost screamed from delight at seeing Syd in Drake’s video. She looks so cute and happy. If you’re not familiar with her music, give her album “Fin” a listen… it’s incredibly sexy and moody and the vibe is just killer.

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