“Every day I tell myself that I deserve to be happy, I deserve to be loved, I deserve to have a hot girlfriend.”
I don’t scroll mindlessly through Twitter and Facebook anymore. What I do instead is engage with the women activists who are leading our way in the battle through the darkness.
Interviews with cast of Pose, queer women in World War II, Janelle Monáe of course, and coming out because you’re in love!
Your guide to 2018’s queer and feminist books.
2017 has been pretty awesome for a ton of new queer and/or feminist things to read! Here are some of the best.
When I look at this list, I’m fortified knowing that increasingly we are not being asked to choose between our blackness and our queerness as the movement moves forward. We are no longer being asked to do the work, but keep our faces in the shadows.
In a time when the word “healing” feels thinner than ever, affixed as it is to too many pictures of skinny, silhouetted yogis on beaches, we need to reacquaint ourselves with the severity of that process. This book is a generous offering to a society that may not know what to do with it.
Rachel Maddow, Mallory Ortberg, Roxane Gay, Courtney Love, prison visits, America’s favorite pastimes, fat and femme and reshaping the yoga industry, trans and undocumented, some Bustle bullshit, and so much more!
Gay is far more honest than most about the weird ways we actually solve for love. The necessary ugliness in getting there.
Everything you want to read.
Love for Roxane Gay, Joan Didion’s literary descendants, the end of the 2016 book lists, a cheat sheet for your ereader and more.
Read these f*cking books.
Welcome to your list of queer/ feminist books coming out from January to July 2016. Roxane Gay, Gabby Rivera and erotica, anyone?
The Out 100 has revealed 99 of its honorees, including the stars of “Tangerine,” the legendary Lily Tomlin, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and your girlfriend Carrie Brownstein.
New Toni Morrison, make a tiny zine, literary podcasts, writing difference and more.
From mounting revolutions to redefining realness, these are 25 women who made waves in the world this year.
Definitely read these books.
The Root released its annual list of notable African Americans, and of course it includes some of our favorite movers, shakers and heartbreakers.
This is bad feminism. And we are better for it.
Topics include Tim Cook, The L Word: Mississippi, Shark Week, BGD’s Editor-in-Training program, the 2014 Fields Medal female winner, Kristen Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Samira Wiley and more!