Hey y’all! Happy Sunday and [insert whatever emotion fits you best here] Mother’s day! Also, no matter how you feel about this day, we’ve got two great shirts for you and/or the Mommi in your life at the Autostraddle merch store, and I bet you want them both.
This week has been pretty dang good for me! I finished all the coursework for my masters’ degree! I’m basically a master of theatre right now, AMA (please, do not)! I hope you also had a pretty dang good week, are getting some good vitamin D, and have gotten to flirt with at least one cute girl. Okay, here we go! To quote Fantasia, “This goes out to all my baby mamas!”
Everyone Who’s Kicking Ass This Week
Members of parliament voted to pass the wide-ranging Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act in the capital, Islamabad, on Tuesday.
The law accords citizens the right to self-identify as male, female or a blend of both genders, and to have that identity registered on all official documents, including National Identification Cards, passports, driver’s licenses and education certificates.
The law guarantees citizens the right to express their gender as they wish, and to a gender identity that is defined as “a person’s innermost and individual sense of self as male, female or a blend of both, or neither; that can correspond or not to the sex assigned at birth”.
From the pine trees to the riverbed, I curse you. I curse you prejudice, I curse you self-hate, I curse you society with your cisnormativity and need for nuclear families. May the raven peck at you and the snake bite your ankle. May the drought reach you first and forever. From the pine trees to the riverbed, I curse you.
I’m a witch and I’m a woman and I will be a mother. My children will be adopted and that doesn’t make them any less mine or any less magical. When I search for the truth, this is what I see.
And lesbian Jesus Hayley Kiyoko had something to say about it:
Real talk 🌈 pic.twitter.com/9EbZd5dYZq
— Hayley Kiyoko (@HayleyKiyoko) May 11, 2018
My friends, I hope your week goes amazingly, and MAYYYYBE I MIGHT SEE YOU!!!!! (because A-Camp X starts in 3 days!!!! Are you packed? I’m not packed! I get back into Austin tomorrow at 9 am and then fly out to California for camp at 1 pm! I still need to pack at least 3 more pairs of underwear and probably 10 more shirts and an iron and at LEAST two more dresses? I’m gonna stop.)