Happy Sunday friendos! Have you had any water today? Have you cleaned your living space? I did both and I feel great! Why don’t you try one and tell me how you feel?
Oh yes, also it was the first week of class and it felt very long and I already feel behind but my anxious thoughts do not control the future, my actions do! So I’m gonna go do my homework, goodbye.
+👽: Hey who’s your human rep? 🙎🏻♀️(KStew): Oh, it’s Cate Blanchett.
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handpoked jasmine n guyanese heliconia for the very sweet n badass @anisa.jackson aka @djcardamami ✨ thank u so much for trusting me with ur first tattoo!! a huge loss for seattle tbh but ur gonna kill it out in nyc!! so glad we randomly met in our v wholesome n silly pottery class, blessings for ur next chapter!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #handpoke #stickandpoke #machinefree #kiyopokes #handpokedtattoo #handpokeartist #handpoke #seattletattooartist #jasminetattoo #floraltattoo #botanicaltattoo #inkthediaspora #naturetattoo #handpushedtattoo #dopeartdarkskin #stickandpoke #qttr #qpocttt #machinefree #handpoked
In Black lesbian communities, cultural aesthetic standards are the driving force behind our signifiers: locs, fades, high-quality wigs and natural hairstyles are some calling cards, as are nail styles and the language we use to identify ourselves. For example, “femme” is understood to be the mainstream label for feminine queer women regardless of sexuality, but the shortened “fem”—which is what I use to describe myself—is popular with Black lesbians in particular. Identifiers for Black masculine lesbians are “stud” and, to a lesser extent, “stem” (a portmanteau of stud + fem), while white masculine lesbians tend to identify as “butch” in its many forms. “Dyke” is heavily embraced by both groups.
+ Maybe I’ll just include marriage/engagement shoots in this every week like a little queer version of the NYT weddings section.
+ (Not an endorsement) Kirsten Gillibrand is advocating for trans rights in her 2020 campaign.
+ Hogwarts. Sorting. Hat. Croquembouche
I love you.