“As new king, she needs to find her queen,” she told excited fans that had gathered in the prestigious Hall H. “That will be her first order of business. She has some ideas. Keep you posted.”
I’m grateful if I kept one girl from feeling different or ugly or un-empowered. I wish that girls embrace their power and their worth and their value in their youth and not sell it or barter it away for anything and then have to buy it back later in life. I wish for women to stop apologising for those very things that make us women. I wish to be remembered for my humour and my passion and above all, my ability to go from angel to asshole in 3.5 seconds but always for something I truly believe in.
I will be one crazy-ass grandma. I want you to picture this. I will have blue highlight, I will have fuck-me heels, I will have a really nice glass of wine that I made, in my hand and I will tell anyone who will listen that how a smart-ass from Pennsylvania told everyone she is gonna be a star and then billboard fucking magazine made her Woman of the year.
When we arrived to Liverpool in June, this was the welcoming view. From this moment on, I knew me and this city are gonna be the best of friends. I was right!
Ps: If you haven’t seen Good Omens, yet do yourself a favour and watch it right now!
One o the best bookshop I’ve ever visited. News from Nowhere is a not-for-profit radical bookshop run collectively by a women worker’s cooperative.
We’re passionate about the value of books to change the world and further people’s knowledge.Mandy Vere, who has worked at the radical bookshop all of her working life.
Shelves and shelves of books are separated into categories including ‘Disability’, ‘Surviving Abuse’, ‘Ireland History and Politics’, ‘Feminism’ and ‘LGBT+’. (X)
“But we know what we’re about, We’re about social justice, we’re about peace, we’re about internationalism, countering the power imbalance in society that means one per cent of people have all the wealth and 99 per cent are scrabbling at the bottom.”News from Nowhere
If ever in Liverpool, this place is a must visit.
“I was sick of settling with what we had,” says founder Teddy Edwardes, “which was not a lot.”
Now, it will have a permanent home with a capacity of 350, resident DJs, live music, performances and an outside garden. It will be open three nights a week – for now – with more added as attendance grows.
With very little space in the world for queer women, non-binary and trans folk to embrace their sexuality, and the double whammy of misogyny and homophobia to beware of, safety is paramount.
Keenly aware of this, DJ Nadine Artois (whose pronouns are they/them) set up Pxssy Palace with co-founder Skye Barr, initially in their own home. It was somewhere they could listen to the music they wanted to and dress how they wanted without having to worry. The party soon expanded into what it is today: a hugely popular night for queer women and trans people of colour.
“A lot of the people who go to our party can’t go anywhere else. Even just leaving their house is a resistance because the world doesn’t accept them,” says Artois.
This blogger would die for Ian McKellen, and no, you should never doubt that. He is just the loveliest soul.
My generation had princesses to look up to. Our daughters have generals.