Usually I crowd source my stupid tech problems on Facebook, but the same person answers every time and I’m starting to feel dumb about it
I just read a poem that was written by a Jewish trans woman in 1322 I’m literally crying right now
if you’re interested in reading it, this translation is closer to the original hebrew
Tracy Chapman and Alice Walker were in a relationship when they both lived in Brooklyn in the mid 1990s.
Walker discussed the relationship with an interviewer in The Guardian in 2006:
""Why was it kept so quiet at the time? "It was quiet to you maybe but that’s because you didn’t live in our area," she answers with a throaty laugh. She has written about the relationship in her journals, which she plans to publish one day.
So why did they decide against using their relationship to make a big social impact like other celebrity lesbian couples, such as Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche, have in the past? The idea seems to amuse her. “I would never do that. My life is not to be somebody else’s impact - you know what I mean? And it was delicious and lovely and wonderful and I totally enjoyed it and I was completely in love with her but it was not anybody’s business but ours.”“
“Oh Lord Have Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!”: Jamaican Singer Diana King Comes Out as a Lesbian
Diana was born on November 8, 1970 in Spanish Town, Jamaica, to an Indian-Jamaican Father and African mother. Known for her unique blend of R&B, Reggae and Dancehall, Diana exploded onto the music scene in the early 90′s with hits such as “Shy Guy,” “Respect” and “I Say a Little Prayer” (featured as a major theme song in the romcom, “My Best Friend’s Wedding”).
I am not seeking anyone’s approval.
WE ARE everywhere and everyone whether U acknowledge US or not. WE R people U love and cannot live without. WE bring U joy and entertain U. Some of U have even gotten married and made love to our songs, repeated our quotes and have our Art hanging in your homes. WE save your lives in hospitals and in wars, WE defend U in the courts and stand up for your rights WE design the clothes and shoes U just have to have and cannot live without U hand us your money at the banks WE fly U to the beautiful and exciting places U love to travel to WE give U knowledge and inspiration everyday with our words, music and dance. U eat in our restaurants and U dance in our noughtclubs. WE hold your hands and pray for U on your deathbeds. WE deliver your babies and WE marry U WE R your NEIGHBORS your FRIENDS and your FAMILY.
HOW did I miss this did I miss this when it happened?
Literally just a realized that a reasonably famous old school lesbian writer submitted to the anthology