Hi there, firecrackers! What a week. I am angry and mourning and trying to hold onto hope for the future, too. If you can, please drink enough water and stay safe this weekend! 💚
In light of the abortion ruling, KaeLyn hosted a queer feelings atrium, Carmen updated 89 Abortion Funds That You Can Give To Immediately, Katie brought us a guide to medication abortion, and Shelli Nicole shared the story of her abortion.
Also this week: Dani Janae knows which espresso drink you are. This quiz was delicious.
This was so gorgeous: 54 Portraits of Lesbians in the ‘80s.
Heather wrote an ode to the Iron Chef suits of Kristen Kish, which is extremely relevant to my interests.
Yashwina reviewed Rainbow, a short story collection with a BIG range.
Anya can’t get enough of the “that’s why I’m partnering with __ this Pride” tweets. NEITHER CAN I.
And then there were your comments!
On Baopu #100: Processing Intergenerational Trauma, A Chart:
The Happiest of Hundreds Award to Maria:
On Quiz: What Espresso Drink Are You?
The Love You A Latte Award to Autumn:
On 54 Portraits of Lesbians in the ‘80s:
The Liberation Decade Award to Northern-Barbarian and QueerGirrl73:
On An Ode to Kristen Kish’s “Iron Chef” Suits:
The Secret Sauce Award to thatottergirl:
On That Was the Era: Photographer Phyllis Christopher on Her Book “Dark Room”:
The Flannel Then, Flannel Now Award to A. Jay:
On No Filter: BRB Gotta Watch This Video of Janelle Monáe…for the Next Six Calendar Days???
The Balancing Act Award to Cleo:
And on In Verse: Poetry Collections for Pride Month:
The Painful Sincerity Award to Gina:
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Whaaat comment award! That sure brightened up my breakfast, thanks!
yesss a. jay i hope we see you around!!!
Congratulations! I loved your comment.
Thanks for the encouragement, y’all!
Thank you Darcy! Who knew “barely balancing on this skateboard” would so perfectly capture the mood this week?
Before I read this post, I had just texted my 20-something nephew to stay hydrated after he texted me pics from his first Pride, so your excellent advice to drink water made me laugh. Wisdom from the queer elders.
And can I just brag a minute about being a cool queer aunt to a cool queer nonbinary kiddo? My nephew came out to me earlier this month at a family reunion – he’s not ready to tell most of the rest of the family while he’s still figuring things out, so I was very honored.
He’d subtly pinged my gaydar once or twice when he was in high school and that was one of the things that inspired me to become more out / open with my husband’s family. And wow, when I made that decision, I really did not imagine that one day we’d have a conversation that included him mentioning hook ups and me asking about safe sex but I’m glad I was there (even though there were parts where I was silently like la-la-la – not listening to you – I know you’re 24 but weren’t we making paper airplanes and playing with dinosaurs like just yesterday?)
What a fun brag. I’d love to be the cool queer [step-]grandma to my grandkids—that is, I more or less already am, just don’t know what they will get out of that. It’s wonderful that your nibling has you and that you took steps to make that happen.
Yesss, thank you, Darcy! Kristen Kish’s suit are truly an inspiration to us all