Hello, and I’m so happy that we live in the same world as Janelle Monáe.
If you ever take a break from listening to Dirty Computer on repeat, you could listen to this playlist. And just a reminder that Monáe came out as a “free-ass motherfucker” this week. And, of course, a few things you should know about pansexuality, you know just in case you were curious.
Chicana photographer Laura Aguilar has died.
This collaboration between Gwen Benaway and Quill Christie-Peters, two Indigenous women, on their relationships to their bodies is so great.
The Ways We Are Taught to Be a Girl, a first-person essay about girlhood and sexual assault by the writer xTx.
Learning to Love in the Wilds of Our Bodies, is another first-person essay that I read and loved this week.
Roxane Gay on getting weight reduction surgery.
Trans actors in Hollywood aren’t thinking about pay equity yet.
The following links are commentary on the Yonge St. attack and what it means about men, the internet, and all the ways misogyny is normalized: Misogyny is terrorism; on the ways misogyny is normalized; and while we know incel actually just means misogynist, here’s a breakdown of what incel means to those who use the term to describe themselves.