We teach that the world is an oyster, ripe to be picked, ready to be bitten into; are you sure you want to eat that? Honey, we want what’s best for you, not your opinions. You have such a gift. It would be a shame to waste it; you don’t want to disappoint us do […]Read more "i am LOUD and the world is my oyster"
Alistair is being himself again. The desk is now apple scented. From above, an impatient axolotl scoffs at our ineptitude. I go to apologise but my mouth is full of biscuits. Children run and shout Everything is brown and I Am surrounded by dinosaur books. Don’t try to work in the children’s section. […]Read more "Chesterfield Library (is a dump)"
It’s a whole new year! Lets hope it’s less of a total trash fire mess than 2017 was, amirite? I’ve been away from this blog for about 6 months so I thought I’d return with an update today, and then a month of weekly updates. I’m not sure what I’m going to do – […]Read more "2018"
It seemed only right to dedicate today’s update to Brenda Howard, as today is both the anniversary of the first of the Stonewall Riots, and the anniversary of her death in 2005. Often referred to as the ‘mother of pride’ for coordinating the rally and march that would become the Pride Parade, Howard was a […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #BISEXUALICON BRENDA HOWARD"
I mentioned her yesterday and I’m back today with a full article on the beautiful, incredible, Marsha P. Johnson. Born in 1945 in New Jersey, she was an African-American drag queen, transwoman, sex worker, and gay rights/trans rights/AIDS activist. You don’t get much more iconic than this unmitigatedly fabulous woman. Note: Marsha would refer to herself as […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #TRANSGENDERICON MARSHA P. JOHNSON"
Sylvia Rivera (1951-2002) was a drag queen and transgender activist, as well as a founding member of both the Gay Activists Alliance and the Gay Liberation Front. She helped lead the charge on the night of the Stonewall riots in New York City, which is often considered the beginning of the LGBT+ rights movement. As […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #DRAGQUEENICON SYLVIA RIVERA"
Tona Brown was the first transgender woman of colour to play the infamous Carnegie Hall, in 2014. Her concert, titled ‘From Stonewall to Carnegie Hall’, took place in 2014. When talking about her set list, she said: …we want to educate people about the plight of LGBT Americans, from 1969 to the present, through music […]Read more "PRIDE MONTH: #TRANSGENDERICON TONA BROWN"