“While we respect that many people feel as though they want to be in solidarity with the city of Orlando, we are centering in this space the voces of #Pulse, the latinx and queer who are still as always the subject of multiple oppressions and erasures.” – Drunken Boat holds space for “queer latinx gente” to respond to the Pulse nightclub shooting.
“We need to include eating disorders in the larger conversation about mental health lest they continue to remain—to the greater public—dismissible, peculiarities of girlhood.” – JoAnna Novak talks with Nina Puro, Sarah Gerard and other writers about “the literature of eating disorders.”
I’m so excited about Tamara Winfrey Harris’s new column for Bitch, “Some Of Us Are Brave,” which highlights “the intersected identities and experiences of American women.”
Carmen Maria Machado wrote about the legacy of awesome YA novelist Lois Duncan, who died last week at 82 (and whose work meant so so much to me & maybe to you too).
“When we talk about The Baby-Sitters Club now, we don’t talk about which characters we were. We talk about which characters we are.” – J. Courtney Sullivan on the enduring influence of everyone’s fav 90s YA series.
Twitter responds to Supreme Court ruling in a landmark affirmative action case with the hashtag #BeckyWithTheBadGrades.
Ashleigh Shackelford says that Orange Is the New Black is “trauma porn written for white people.”
Read a profile on Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, the “savagely clever feminist” behind Unreal—my new favorite TV show. (If you watch The Bachelor through feminist goggles, you’ll love this show too, I promise.)
“Her work is consistently exceptional yet criminally underseen” – Cassie Da Costa on the films of Agnes Varda.
Teen writers: submit to Gigantic Sequins‘ Teen Sequins 2016!
Help fund the launch party and book tour for Queer & Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives.
If you’re in NYC this weekend, check out the WAM!NYC Gender Justice in Media Conference, featuring keynotes from civil rights activist Linda Sarsour and journalist Amy Goodman, along with a book talk with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim. Register here!
If you’re in the Bay Area next week, check out this year’s Queer Rebels Fest, where they’ll be screening a short film by Weird Sister’s own Cathy de la Cruz, plus lots of other rad queer performance.
“I want to remind us all that art is dangerous. I want to remind you of the history of artists who have been murdered, slaughtered, imprisoned, chopped up, refused entrance.” – Toni Morrison in conversation with Sonia Sanchez and Ta-Nehisi Coates earlier this month on “Arts and Social Justice,”
What did we miss this week? Let us know in the comments <3