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On Cancel "What Americans Will Look Like in 2050"

THANK YOU for saying what many of us have avoided saying in our acquaintances' Facebook comments.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm 5

On What I've Learned From Three Years Without Shampoo

@MaryMaryBoBerry I second this question, and also what about when you get your hair cut? Do you just get it cut dry, or do you ask for a rinse but no shampoo, and if so does it weird out your hair stylist or whatever?

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 3:09 pm 1

On The Glittery Fountain In the Sky, Staying Closeted For Your Career, and Lesbian FOMO

@Umlauts I think part of AQC's point is that just because you are in a relationship with a person of the opposite gender, that doesn't necessarily mean you are automatically in a "hetero" relationship. If you still identify as queer, even within that relationship, you are still a queer person and that makes it -- or can make it, if you want to identify it that way* -- a queer relationship, deserving of as much respect and inclusion as any other. That B and that Q are there for a reason!

*Not trying to tell you you are wrong for feeling the way you do, or to label your relationship for you. Just tryin to offer an interpretation of this post that I, personally, find helpful in the hopes that you may, as well.

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm 3

On The Glittery Fountain In the Sky, Staying Closeted For Your Career, and Lesbian FOMO

As a still somewhat freshly-minted queer who watched Coming Out Day come and go with a lot of Complicated Feelings and some really quiet, unassuming Facebook "likes", this post was super soothing for my soul. Every single part of it are things I struggle with on the daily, and it feels really good both to see that other people share those struggles, and that there are people (like AQC) who can be understanding and encouraging, whether or not those experiences directly mirror/ed her own.

Anyway, like a lot of folks are saying, thanks AQC. And double thanks, brave queers who put their problems out into the internet for us to examine and empathize with.

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm 2

On Ask Baba Yaga: I Seek Comfort From Others Because I Am Uncomfortable With Myself

Baba, you are magic.

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm 1

On Inside the San Marcos Aquarena, an "underwater world of mermaids, clowns, and a swimming pig named Ralph"

As a Weeki Wachee-loving ex-Floridian currently residing in Central Austin, this new information STUNS and DELIGHTS me!

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 3:43 pm 0

On Until Next Time

Oh, wow. This is really making my day. <3

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm 0

On No Theoryheads Allowed: My 2000s & Wayne Koestenbaum

I've missed theory so much since school. I stumbled in to a post-colonial theory class my first year of college completely by accident, and dropped another class to take it instead; later I took some queer theory, and both classes completely changed my life. This book sounds like a really compelling, not quite-so-daunting way to rediscover that feeling of realizing as you read something the power of that thing to genuinely change the way you look at the world.

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 5:51 pm 3

On The Yogurt Ghost Fairy Tales, Part II

I seriously can't believe how each installment of these is more beautiful (honestly! beautiful!) every time. Totally in awe.

Posted on July 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm 0

On Explanations

@Woman Laughing Alone With Boas To further elaborate, just because it seems like it hasn't explicitly been said, this wrong-audience/wrong-context issue is also something for the editor to consider. (Hi Emma! I like what we've seen of you so far and I don't want to make your first day hard or bad! Just shaaaaaring.)

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm 19