“I’d been filming Bend It Like Beckham, and I turned up in leather pants and a crop top, and she was a model for a while, and she’d been in Paris shooting something, and she turned up as the boy, so she had a black tie with ripped jeans on.”
Anime gets frequently stereotyped as full of empty “fanservice” girls, with cardboard personalities and unrealistic body proportions. But in spite of them I’ve found plenty of great female characters in anime who I can relate to…and lust after.
The 2014 calendars are here, they are gorgeous, you can purchase them, and I have the photos to prove it.
“I wore my A-Camp staff shirt to the grocery store in Berkeley and TWO people stopped me to ask me how this year’s Summer Camp went.” Meet Ivy, our last Calendar Girl of the year!
“I find it comforting to know that the work I make will endure however fragile my existence may sometimes feel.” Get ready to fall in love with Lynn, Miss November!
“Out of the all the confusion, I’ve found beauty and love. In others, but more importantly in myself. I am black. I am queer. I am this. I am that. I am whole.” Get ready to fall in love with Kai!
Well this is your very own Rachel Fucking Walker without a shirt. Why are you still reading the excerpt?
“I came out to bosses and people I had just met and guys who hit on me and former boyfriends and doctors and professors and relatives and Facebook and even the grocery store cashiers. I wanted to assert myself, my identity.”
Six kickass women of color from three sci-fi TV shows you should know but maybe don’t.
July is smokin’ hot with Drea and her musical poetry and haikus! You won’t know if you want to be her or be with her, you know? Luckily there’s an questionnaire at the end.
When I was a kid I had kind of a big crush on Jane from “Jane Says”.
“I had to fight for this body. Since the day I was diagnosed with bone cancer at age fifteen, I began to wage wars on multiple fronts. I fought to be normal – and when that failed, I fought to appear normal.”
“I had shared a moment with myself that was loving and forgiving, and I found myself believing that I was enough.” We’re so excited to introduce you to Parneet! Lots of love here.
Miss April talks tattoos, sex, psychology, queer girl dance nights, more sex, more tattoos and being the black sheep. Meet your new Calendar Girl!
You’re about to fall entirely in love with Brianne. “My Femininity is powerful. This is my body, and I’ll do with it as I please.”
Chloe’s beauty is beyond compare, with flaming locks of auburn hair, with ivory skin and eyes of dark coffee. And Intern Grace? Well, her smile is like a breath of spring, her voice is soft like summer rain and no one can compete with her, yipee!
Meet the first of our 2014 calendar girls! Cynthia will warm your icy winter heart with giant, delicious flowers and her sunny/sexy good looks.
Do you have tickets to the gun show? Let’s wrap up this year in a neat little bow with December’s calendar girl, Christina!
And you thought November was nothing but cold and rain? Meet Alana and Julie!
Who needs fall foliage and pumpkin spice lattes when you’ve got KP and Michelle? Happy October!