[cw: sex work, trans violence] The second season of P-Valley, created by Katori Hall and streaming on Starz, premiered this past summer. The show is set in small-town Chucalissa, Mississippi, at a strip club called The Pynk, and the episodes are a beautiful mishmash of body, survival, love, money, and exploration. The club itself is […]
Equality California (EQCA) is the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. According to their site, they are always “striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people.” With over 180 bills passed in favor of queer rights over 20 years, EQCA has been making good on its mission in
How can a wholesome holiday such as Thanksgiving represent something so heinous? To those of us who question the way our culture continues to celebrate Thanksgiving, some might respond, “Well, we should show gratitude, and getting together with friends and family is what it’s all about. Stop making everything political.” But diminishing the violent history
[cw: Uvalde, Roe v. Wade, gun violence, police officer abuse, racism] In the time that I have been writing this piece, significant global events have occurred. One, in particular, occurred on September 16. On that day, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, died after being subjected to violence by the morality police, who arrested her
In addition to that piercing gaze, there is so much to love about Page that I found it hard to narrow it down to just ten reasons to crush on him. But I did it, everyone. I. Did. It. So, without further ado, here are ten reasons to crush on Elliot Page.
[cw: transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, sexual assault, rape, hate crime, sexual violence, suicide] The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye ultimately acts as an extensive deep dive into the current state of politics affecting the trans community today, both in the U.S. and the U.K. Faye, a trans woman, tackles subjects such as the State, racism, classism,
The Interaction I recently had a conversation with an extended family member that I had not seen in a while. For some reason, feminism came up (all things go back to feminism, in my opinion) and, at the word, the flow of the chat came to a pause. They looked at me seriously and said
I recently did a tandem read-along on Instagram for the activity book Do the Work! An Antiracist Activity Book by Kate Schatz and W. Kamau Bell. I was so excited when the group presented the opportunity to me because the book had been on my radar for a minute. I have an intense curiosity for
Is “activism” a scary word for you? Are you terrified to phonebank, nervous to start volunteering for a nonprofit, or unsure how to actually fight for social justice? If so, I have some great news for you (thanks to some, ahem, potentially embarrassing lived experiences): You do not have to know what you are doing!
Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey is a game-changing book about our relationship to work, capitalism, and the grind of everyday life. Curl up with a cup of tea and an extra soft blanket while you listen to Renee, Sally, and Rah discuss what this book meant to them. Books mentioned: Rest is
Let me just start this review by stating how much I love Black women with so-called “respectable” professions coming out here and living their best authentic lives by writing smut. *see Stacey Abrams* In that vein, Tracey Livesay, the author of American Royalty, is a former criminal defense attorney. Who could have predicted a pivot
Everywhere I look, rainbow pillows, teddy bears, and stickers blanket the city. There are Pride flags visibly stamped onto storefronts. A few queer businesses have painted the sidewalk in front of their front doors with a rainbow. Instead of a “red carpet,” it’s a “rainbow carpet.” Not only is LGBTQ+-friendly merchandise easy to find, but