This is a big blow to a part of the publishing world that is often regarded as “books for kids” or something less than “real literature.” It’s an especially big blow to marginalized people.
If you’re having trouble shaking the feeling that all of your media feeds are one giant grief orgy, try changing the pace of what you take in. Not even the content, necessarily — just the rate. Podcasts are an easy way to do that: 30 to 60 minutes later, you’re done, informed, and ready to fight your next battle.
New year new you.
Harper Row, also known as Bluebird, came out as bisexual in December, and now in Detective Comics #948, a new trans woman supporting character, Dr. Victoria October was introduced and is joining the cast.
1. Make her a Woman of Color
“If I saw my writing career through the eyes of a mediocre white man I’d be, like, that dude would be fucking high on himself constantly.”
Monstering is the first ever magazine for disabled women and nonbinary people — and if that’s you, they want to see your work!
“When the Moon Was Ours not only touches on qpoc life and gender roles and social constructs, but it beautifully and brutally explores what it means to be a queer teen of color in a world constantly rejecting and defining who you should be.”
The show’s meta-commentary may have been funny, but it’s ultimately pointless.
“Vegan Cinderella” ends on a bright note, entering the small canon of TV love stories between queer women that get a happy ending.
I had my doubts – because honestly, consuming media as a disabled person is an exercise in disappointment. So I was cautious when Margarita finally popped up on Netflix. Could it be? Was it really that good?
If you’re looking for trans actors playing trans characters, the absolute best place on TV to look is Jill Soloway’s show for Amazon Prime, Transparent.
There’s a Holtzmann comic in here, Snapchat Specs, your dreamless weed-induced sleep, upbeat Mary Berry news, Roxane Gay, and so much more!
Featuring: Evan Rachel Wood, Kate McKinnon and Stephanie Beatriz!
25 Undercuts That Will Come Out for You
I’m hopeful, though, that TV in particular has the potential to introduce richer disabled people with stronger context and more to say than “look how sad my life is.”
There’s a new lesbian rom-com out there that gets my little gay heart fluttering, and no, you can’t watch it in a movie theater. But you can probably catch it upwards of 16 times in a row when trying to stream something on the CW’s website.
I’m going to talk about how thankful I am for all the LGBTQ people who are making comics and telling stories and creating heroes and showing the rest of us that anything is possible. If you’re an LGBTQ person, no matter if you’re out to the whole world or only yourself, I am so thankful for you and the work that you do.
Now, more than ever, in the climate we’re in, our stories need to be told. And our stories include loving, joy, revolution, dancing, crying, raging, surviving, and so, so much more. We have so much to tell, and it’s so important that we do.
One lesbian movie to rule them all.