The Comment Awards Are Missing Queer Girl

Hi! What a week. WHAT. A. WEEK. There was good. Some real hopeful historic good shit! There was also quite a bit of bad. On a personal note, I’d like to confess that on Monday I felt very sad so I impulse bought myself a plane ticket to Portland because I miss home so damn much and then I forgot to eat dinner, drank half a bottle of wine, got very drunk, and proceeded to weep in my kitchen while sitting on the floor and taking selfies. But uh, anyway, how are you? You might notice I’m not Queer Girl. In conclusion to this absolutely bananas week that seems like it could have been 47 years, not 7 mere days, Queer Girl is on standby to maybe evacuate her house because of a wildfire! She is okay and asked me to send y’all her love – please send her good energy. She’ll be back next week.

What happened this week? What didn’t happen this week? Here on Autostraddle dot com, we published some words for you.

Riese confirmed that a lot of us actually are hairy dykes.

We’re properly into our But Make It Fashion quarterly issue and we published vulnerable personal essays from Grecia Magdaleno, Reneice Charles, and Shayna Maci.

Kristin got in bed with Andrea Long Chu!

Natalie wrote an endorsement for Stacey Abrams, who still might win!

Heather and Natalie covered the midterm elections and reported all the historic wins for women and LGBTQ people.

Yvonne wrote us a beautiful goodbye letter, which is much better than a lesbian breakup letter.

We all talked about the lesbian style cliches we’ve loved and refuse to lose.

21 of us wrote about why we love being queer Jews!

And there were your comments.

On Monday Roundtable: The Lesbian Style Clichés We’ll Never Give Up:

The My Gender Identity Is Humorous Award to Snaelle and Lex:

On 21 Queer Jews on Why We Love Being Jewish:

The Sincere Gratitude For Queer Jewish Community Award to em:

On Stacey Abrams Has Always Shown Up for LGBTQ People, It’s Time to Show Up for Her:

The Fuck Yes Stacey Abrams, It’s Not Over Yet Award to Becca, Ashley, and Emerson:

On Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina” Revels in Darkness, Misandry, and Witchy Fun:

The Monster Mommi Mash Award to Chandra and snowvsasphalt:

On How to Make Long Distance Dating Sexy and Keep Things H.O.T. in Your L.D.R.:

The Solitary LDR Solidarity Award to nosidam and cleo:

On Hello, Goodbye: This Is Way Better Than a Lesbian Breakup Letter:

The WE LOVE YOU YVONNE Award to Amanda ling:

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  1. I’d like to thank the very same Academy that bestowed an Oscar upon Cher in 1988 but NOT the one that denied her Best Supporting Actress for playing a lesbian in “Silkwood.”

  2. ILU Vanessa! Thank you for taking over! I am currently folding napkins for a wedding that has not yet been canceled and it is dark as night outside! There is a lot going on! I miss you all!

  3. Aw Vanessa <3 I hope you look at those 100+ selfies of you at home and they can make you smile. Sending you some home~felt hugs if you'd like them!

  4. Vanessa! This is so weird but you were in my dream last night(?!) Like your face in my dream was just your face from your AS author profile Lolll. We were in a cabin w/ a bunch of other queers cooking dinner! ?

    • omg i love this so much?! cooking dinner in a cabin with a bunch of queers is one of my top 10 fave activities <3

  5. Also honored to be sharing an award with notable poet/writer/champion of writing @asmithers.

    Will be bringing this up when they win their first major international literary award.

  6. Vanessa ! I so understand a wine-soaked kitchen-floor crying fest.

    Thanks for taking over the Comment Awards, the Show Must Go On !

  7. Honored to receive a comment award for supporting Stacey Abrams, and I gotta say, the idea that we might get a runoff after Kemp has already resigned as Secretary of State is just delicious. (On the other hand, I will be in a state of perpetual election anxiety until December, which is exhausting.)

  8. HA! This was essentially a sneaky comment award for Yvonne’s own words and I’m honored to have quotationed them to the awards ceremony!!

    • haha LISTEN i am who i am, even in the comment awards – just be grateful i didn’t SHARE one of the sobbing selfies.

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