Sunday Funday Is Watching Feminist Films With Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Happy Awards Day! Yet another made up holiday to celebrate who knows what! But it’s good, it brings us together, it makes people smile, so you know, get into it! Host (or attend) the party of your dreams, or don’t – you do you!

Here’s some good news to go with the day of celebration!


+ If you need an awards show to get behind, might I suggest The Brittani’s, the award show dreamed up, curated, created, and hosted by Brittani Nichols?

+ Looking for a movie to watch? Might I suggest Birds of Prey?

+ Plus, if you see it, you get to see Jurnee Smollett-Bell, whom Autostraddle senior editor Carmen Phillips loved.

+ Here are even more feminist films you can watch! 

+ Do Alison Roman cooking videos count as feminist films?? Maybe so!

+ Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland are developing an LGBTQ+ History elective for high schoolers, the first of its kind in the district. Go teens!

+ Virginia lawmakers pass legislation banning LGBTQ disricimination.

+ More spaces are opening up for sober queer folks.

+ The New York Philharmonic’s ‘Project 19’ began recently. It’s a project to highlight 19 female composers to mark a century of suffrage.

+ Speaking of suffrage, these 19 black women fought for voting rights.


Happy Black History Month! I hope your week is filled with great things and that you work at your desk and not on your bed, and that your tax refund comes in earlier that you expected it to, and that you have time for a bath every single day, if you want one. Okay, I want those things for me, but also, like if you wanted, we could share a week and you could also take a bath every day and work at a desk and manifest some money, you know? Do what you want! You’re your own person and I believe in you. See you next week, bye!

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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.

Ari has written 325 articles for us.

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