This sounds like a fascinating novel. Definitely going to read!
I just wanted to second the recommendation for Stone Butch Blues. Sure, it's a little dated, but it's pretty great and I can't think of too many other books of its kind (and as far as being dated, probably one of the limited number of books of its era narrated by a butch woman).
Good grief. There should be a warning for the link under "This." I just saw something so ugly it makes athletic socks with Tevas look good.
Coldwater Creek is closing? My mom will be sad. I hope Talbolts is doing okay!
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) CBS Sunday Morning did a profile on Sara Barielles, and that's how my mom heard about her. And also they did her latest single on Glee. Though I think my mom is the only person left watching Glee.
My middle school somehow still had home ec, and it was actually one of my favorite classes. For starters, it was clearly a lot more useful than Algebra. (The only part of Algebra I remember caring about was compound interest, which, actually, is the only part of Algebra with any meaning to my adult life.) Sewing buttons & hems, planning and cooking a meal--I still do those things! (Though my college meal plan made my cooking skills really atrophy.)
My family still has a number of the dresses my grandmother made. They've held up well. The styles are classic enough (and I inherited her body type) that I've worn them on special occasions.
@mynamebackwards If you want a very small flour-sack dress, American Girl sells them for Kit, their 1930s doll. (Of course, looking at Kit and all her clothes and accessories, you'll get the uncomfortable feeling that Kit would not be able to afford herself.)
@Jaya So then do all the arguments about enthusiastic consent and that people should only have sex with people who want to have it with them not apply to sex workers, then? How is that not turning them into second-class people?
@klemay Yeah, I wholeheartedly agree with that quote. If sex work is so great, why is it that so many people are forced/coerced into it?
@A. Louise Whereabouts in Ohio? My mom is from Cleveland and has always called them tree lawns. She guessed Devil's Strip might be Youngstown.