See a collection of links pertaining to Charlotte here, and keep up with AB’s Facebook page, where more good pieces are being shared regularly. I’d like to add this piece by Roxane Gay, from July, which remains relevant: On Making Black Lives Matter.
It’s #BiWeek, dedicated to bisexual visibility, but a magazine for librarians didn’t get the memo. Or rather, they did and don’t care.
“One Friday night, while chopping garlic, I had a panic attack. Will was sitting at the kitchen table; I’d refused his offer of help, but asked him to keep me company. Partway through a sentence, I stopped myself; my forehead felt numb. I was having trouble getting air through my throat. The apartment was clean, the fridge was full of groceries I’d purchased, I was cooking dinner, and also I couldn’t breathe. I put the knife down. The one thought pulsing ever-faster through my veins was: Is this the rest of my life?”
Miranda Popkey, Catapult
AfterEllen is shuttering today.
“In June, I decided I needed to come out to my parents as bisexual. I’m 36 and married to a man, so it felt a little late in life to be coming out. But for me, it suddenly felt crucial.”
Zahra Noorbakhsh, Bitch Media
On the one hand, Hyde seems like a vast overreach and has negatively impacted women. On the other hand, if it’s abolished, then I can’t smugly tell anti-choicers to CTFD because their tax dollars already aren’t going to pay for abortions.
Steph Herold, Rewire
Love a dress with pockets? Thank the Rational Dress movement and the suffragists.
Chelsea G. Summers, Racked
Matthews joins the 0.2% of black women who receive venture capital funding.
“Money is our society’s most concrete form of power. And when we look at domestic violence through money, what we see is a power play: women are kept captive to male violence because they can’t afford to live without the men who hurt them.”
Sady Doyle, Talk Poverty
Let’s end on a weird note. #HalloweenGoals
Callie Beusman, Broadly