We all know self-care is important, but what does that actually mean? I talked to four experts in mental and social health care to find out more about the nuts and bolts of what self-care and community care look like for queer communities.
The government needs to know that we support increasing abortion rights, not suppressing them, and that it is absolutely unacceptable to force uterus owners to fund an organisation trying to restrict our bodily autonomy.
“We really wanted to make talking about periods an enjoyable experience. Fun characters in realistic situations with cute illustrations seems like the perfect way to show some likable role models talking about their bodily functions in a positive way.”
My vagina and I get along most of the time. We know our routines, the things each of us like (orgasms and panty-free nights) and the things we don’t (periods and hard fingering meant to be pleasure inducing) but occasionally one of us fails each other.
“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.”
“It became a running joke between my partners and I, that I was both too stigmatized and too famous to get my needs met.”
Republicans haven’t been able to figure out what they think should replace the Affordable Care Act since it was introduced in 2010, and repealing it now will leave millions of Americans uninsured, but they’re not letting that stop them! They say they’re going to try to move forward on a repeal by the end of the week.
Ohio passed laws that bans abortion as early as 6 weeks after a heartbeat is detected and bans abortion after 20 weeks. Texas is making healthcare facilities bury or cremate fetal remains, which will probably increase abortion costs in the state.
“In the United Kingdom abortion is free on the NHS and available up to twenty four weeks — which is around when people stop listening and fail to notice the small print.”
A new study shows women who seek an abortion are pretty certain they want to go through with it, Michelle Obama’s latest speech is fantastic, women protest outside Trump Tower, the ACLU finds social media companies are selling user data to a company used by cops and more news.
“Instead of getting medical care, I had a work colleague help me to my hotel room and pour me a tumbler of whiskey. I downed the whiskey with a handful of aspirin and prayed for the pain to stop.”
A person can only eat an avocado-kale-egg scramble so many days in a row, you know?
An Indiana appeals court dropped Purvi Patel’s feticide charge but she’ll still have to serve time for a reduced neglect charge.
Researchers helped older lesbian and bi women adopt healthier habits when the focus wasn’t on weight loss.
Recapping the feminist victories of the week, a badass Black queer woman is running for the Florida legislature, North Carolina’s getting called out, the trans ban in the military is officially ancient history, and more good gay news! Also, some fan art of me because I think you’re gonna like it a lot.
SCOTUS finds HB2 unconstitutional but it doesn’t mean things will be right back to normal; attacks at Istanbul’s International airport leave at least 36 dead and 140 injured; some helpful links to understand Brexit and all of its implications; some updates on the Orlando shooting and more news.
Let’s talk about (excessive) sweat, baby.
Enormous origami bunnies, Reality Bites, fucked up spider stuff, dogs that smell cancer, female-fronted bands, privacy laws that fail women, a lesbian-themed film takes Best Picture, a zine by incarcerated women, tales from conversion therapy, and so very much more!
A queer plus-size woman of color in cosplay that will make your whole heart sing, The Golden Girls, it’s National Cereal Day, a man said something smart and measured, female truckers and armwrestlers, women who mapped the universe, a podcast rec, a story about my foot, and so very much more!
Joe Biden won’t run for President, the IHS will provide better access to emergency contraception for Native women, Kim Davis’s emails released, and more.