Underwear! We all wear it. Or you know, most of us do. For more than that, you’ll have to read this roundtable.
These are the documentaries that changed our lives and/or made us better people and/or entertained us. Maybe you’ll like them too!
How do we want to be seen in our daily lives? How much control do we really have over it? How do we make ourselves visible in a world that often chooses not to see us clearly, and what risks and complications come with it? There’s no one answer, which is why we had all these Autostraddle staffers who identify somewhere under the bisexual umbrella talk about it for you!
“I’m a Scorpio, this is kind of what we… do.”
We all have periods of time in our lives when we find ourselves conforming to an identity or a style that isn’t quite… us.
“To me, being masculine-of-center means boyishness, it means blurring gender lines, it means a more vulnerable and delicate form of masculinity. It gives me the freedom to not fulfill expectations based on my assigned gender and body.”
“The violins kept getting more and more excited and so did I and by the end of that three-minute scene I was gay.”
Cee, Beth, Aja, and KaeLyn share their daring tales of real-life homeownership and their solid advice to future homebuyers!
“Jessi showed me that it was cool to focus on my ambitions and to form deep relationships with other girls instead of being boy-obsessed.”
“god forbid I delete that flirty note I drafted in 2014 to the hot babe from Alaska with the sexy tattoos inviting them to come visit me on my queer commune in rural Southern Oregon if they so pleased, you know?”
“I was nineteen when The Con came out, and boy did I ever feel her in my heart.”
“When I was 10, I wrote a letter to Disney asking them what I should do to become an imagineer.”
Everyone on staff tells me WITHOUT LOOKING where they think the lesbian toaster thing came from.
“The ADA tends to disintegrate in the hands of airlines and their staff, especially for POC and QTPOC, and it doesn’t matter if the law is on your side.”
Buffy is a queer rite of passage. Everybody’s got a Buffy story. These are some of ours.
“We support a strike that calls for recognition of women’s value and the necessity of the many forms of their labor; we also support all those who are already struggling economically and otherwise, who are deeply impacted by the administration and the systems we’re protesting, and who because of that can’t afford to risk financial instability or job loss for themselves and their families.”
“In the midst of all this grief and uncertainty, we must rise up and practice pride every day.”
A roundtable with disabled advocates, leaders, and protesters on how they came to activism, building an inclusive movement, and resources you should know about.
“I’m ready to have an open heart and open mind and be ready to participate and show up for my community.”
“Obamacare turned me from a liability into a full citizen worth protecting, and to see it roll backward instead of march forward would be a stain on our national history and an immediate threat to countless people.”