“I crush the patriarchy like a empty water bottle between my bare hands via my clothing.”
In the second and final part of our Black History Month Roundtable series, we’re ready to look forward. We’re asking, what are our hopes for black queer futures?
“For me, queering Black History Month is about making sure that future generations don’t feel the same pressure to choose between their blackness and their sexuality that I once did. It’s about leaving space to be all of yourself, at once.”
Here’s when we knew deep in our bones we were goners.
A few months ago, some of us took the Enneagram test and felt extremely uncomfortable with the truths it revealed about us. As fun as that was, we thought it would be even more fun to make even more Autostraddle staff do it and also share their results with a large audience. Let’s see if we were right!
“People are usually surprised to hear things about my past, like how I was a cheerleader, and in a sorority, and a dancer, and in musical theatre.”
“Does anyone at the CIA who is for sure reading this want to hire me?”
Do you pick up pennies for good luck? Does part of you still think stepping on a crack will break your mother’s back? Did you know that apparently “to kill an albatross is to cause bad luck to the ship and all upon it”? Bummer!
When did you know it was over?
We’re over New Year’s resolutions – here’s what we’re looking forward to in 2018. What about you?
Non-binary does not mean the same thing to a single one of us. We’re all super nervous to talk about it in public, though!
This year was marked with so much bad – it throws the beautiful and the light into starker relief.
Here are first time experiences that seem mundane to everyone else but were truly special for us.
There was a time before time, in the yawning abyss of darkness and starfire that is the infinite and ever-expanding universe — a time before any of us had had lesbian sex. Most of us thought about it, though, or tried to imagine how it would work! We were not always correct.
Tears are rain upon the blinding dust of earth or whatever.
I can and will figure out a way to do everything by myself to keep from having to be nice to someone I don’t want to be nice to. I don’t want to be nice to a lot of people.
“There were all these fairy lights and we drank and were drunk and everything felt warm and easy.”
“When I think about Trans Day of Remembrance and how I’ve survived to see another one, I know that it’s because of my family.”
“I essentially stole my brother’s car and drove it an hour away across state lines to go see my then-girlfriend for only 30 minutes while my parents thought I was at the movies”
“I love being gay because I get to call these brilliant and vibrant queers my friends and family.”