Hello, my friends! This week, two beautiful things arrived in my mailbox! The first was Wait, What?, a comic guide to growing up illustrated by our very own A-Camp artist and counselor, Isabella Rotman! And the second was…you guessed it! It was Grease Bats: the book, which you can order and hold in your very own hands and read!
I don’t know if it’s because so many of my queer childhood heroes were straightwashed, with my only learning who they really were long after I grew up and came out myself, but I get SUPER excited when I get to fill my bookshelves and my home with queer art and books made by wonderful, thoughtful people. I JUST LOVE OUR COMMUNITY SO MUCH, PALS. It’s fine! I’m fine.
This week, KaeLyn wrote about defining her own mommy style.
Molly, Reneice, and Vanessa went to dapperQ’s sixth annual NYFW fashion show, and it was gorgeous!
This Greasebats quiz that Abeni made for us is so perfect and hilarious and I JUST took it and discovered that I am Scout, with Andy rising!
Mere days (hours?) after supposedly retiring from Autostraddle, Stef interviewed AYTO‘s Paige Cole about her experience on the show.
Vote Now in Autostraddle’s Second Annual Gay Emmys! Voting ends on September 17th. CHOOSING BETWEEN SOME OF THESE SHOWS WAS VERY PERSONALLY DIFFICULT AND I DO NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT.
Have you caught up with the Travel Issue? I am loving every single essay! This week, D.R. wrote about learning to be her own safe space in India, and Chandra took us to a volcano in a tiny village in Iceland.
And then there were your comments.
The We Need to Talk About Anna Torv Award to Lisa:
The Lily Potted Award to Annie Stinkle:
The Are You Still The One Award to Annelise:
The Poser Award to shira:
And the Killing Me Award to Dee:
The Dopplegangland Award to Rachel and Al:
The Hello It’s Me Award to ellequelle:
The Cap For Cap Award to Jordan:
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