Yo! That’s Not Cool #6: My 2018 Reclamations

Before you go! Did you like what you just read? We keep Autostraddle majority free-to-read, but it isn't free to create! And yet most readers don't support this indie queer site. Will you be one of the people who do? A+ membership starts at just $4/month or $30/year and they literally keep us from closing. Will you join? Cancel anytime.

Join A+

Brittney Williams

I make comics, cartoons and bad decisions in Los Angeles. You can call me Britt.

Brittney has written 20 articles for us.


  1. Reclaiming my damn time to pursue my own projects.
    Reclaiming my health and relationship with my body.
    Reclaiming parenting as a queer act of resistance!
    Reclaiming my right to self-fucking-care.

    Coffee with way too much creamer.

  2. Reclaiming my sanity in this f**ked up crazy world.

    Reclaiming my sexual desire (sadly gone now for far too long) probably went out with my sanity.

    I am going to reclaim a decent amount of fitness. At least so I’m not too fatigued for sex because it sucks trying to have sex when one is too tired to care abut having sex.

  3. count yr blessings as a private person, with a full and free life ahead of you, who doesn’t have to deal with deeply violent misogyny and white supremacy every single second of the day. and don’t take their repulsive language as yr own in order to abuse an actually queer, gender non-conforming person of color that you don’t even know. good luck “reclaiming identity” with that happening.

    happy new year’s, autostraddle. hope you’re not still taking money from nazis who hate queers and women.

  4. Can’t reclaim my body because it’s already mine, even my jackass immune system is mine.
    Hear that immune system you’re an jackass, but you’re MY jackass.

    Def reclaiming my Frida hairdo scarves

    Reclaiming neckwear because it’s been 12 years since he tried to strangle me to death and I won’t let him take any more of my life from me

    Already on the path of dressing proudly like myself and not to be as invisible or aggro as possible so I’m going to just keep doing that.

Contribute to the conversation...

Yay! You've decided to leave a comment. That's fantastic. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated by the guidelines laid out in our comment policy. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation and thanks for stopping by!