If Alice Walker once said “hard times require furious dancing,” then hard times call for reading poetry, particularly black poets. Follow zaynab’s journey in reconnecting with black poetry as a means of daily survival and understand why reading the work of black poets can enhance our collective understandings of what it means to cultivate and sustain resistance.
“If you are devastated by the state of this country and you aren’t sure what to do about it, you will watch this film and feel differently. I mean that.”
By the time straight women of the second wave had caught up to the times, queer women had already f*cked up their movement — and built one all their own.
For National Poetry Month, an ode to the queer poets who talk about their love, fight for justice, and helped me save myself.
These women changed feminism forever with their scholarship. Let’s vow to never forget their names.
“Without community there is no liberation, only the most vulnerable and temporary armistice between an individual and her oppression.”
These costumes will make you look real smart and cool, even though you may have to keep describing who you are all night, but that’s OK.
The Speakeasy is starting a book club to read QTPOC-relevant books, and you’re all invited to join.
This epic megapost is your glorious opportunity to meet more than 100 amazing black LGBT women who’ve made their mark over the last 150 years.
You should celebrate Black History Month by reading all of these books right now.
Now that I’m older, it weirds me out that an internet search on lesbian + anything turns up with porn. Massive amounts of it. And most of the stuff that comes up is terrible. Why does the internet equate “lesbian” with “explicit sex”?
Looking back at a century of cover designs from all over the world for beloved queer books like Tipping the Velvet, Orlando, The Color Purple, Annie on my Mind, Rubyfruit Jungle and more.
Hey Miami, wondering what you should be doing tonight? It involves Audre Lorde, open mic, and Stand Tall, Autostraddle’s very favorite (lesbian-owned!) wine company. And if that’s not enough to convince ya, know that it was put together by a local Straddler!
Come celebrate the lives of two women whose “work and presence as poets, theorists, activists and teachers inspired decades of anti-racist, feminist, and lesbian feminist thought and activism.”
Robert Giard took 500 photographs of queer writers in the 80’s and 90’s. They’re pretty f*cking awesome.
A history lesson, a poetry lesson, and a some famous queer black ladies.
You probably don’t read enough poetry and you would probably be smarter if you did.
Looking for a good book on feminism? How about 70 of them? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most influential, controversial and must-read feminist titles from the past 200+ years. That’s a lot of books! You should probably get started.
Kathy Acker, Audre Lorde, Alison Smith, The New Fuck You, Bett Williams, JD Glass, Dorothy Allison, Alison Bechdel, Michelle Tea and Marijane Meeker. There’s more out there than Tipping the Velvet and Written on the Body. Though if you haven’t read those already then you probs should asap.