Blythe Baird @blythe_bairdmy advice for sad teens:
do everything u can to avoid making sadness ur aesthetic!! if u attach too much of ur identity 2 melancholy, it makes it that much harder to relearn ur worth as something that lies outside the barrier of ur suffering.
I love u.
wow this hit me hard
also #mswl in some way? i don't even know how but this
this hit me hard
Netflix US @netflixWatch as @hasanminhaj get's "Queer Eye'd" by @TanFrance pic.twitter.com/40ISIArvNB
give me this hilarious 21st century intercontinental immigrant brown boy camaraderie friendship story navigating fashion, stereotypes, self-image issues and inside jokes asap I NEED IT #MSWL
Kaitlyn Greenidge @surlybasseyI feel so grateful for the women I've known who live wholly outside of the desire for male approval. They have male friends. They like men just fine. But they live entirely for themselves and I'm so grateful for those examples.
my kingdom for stories with protagonists like these, yesssss #mswl
andrea bennett @akkabahFor @Hazlitt, a piece two years in the making, I wrote about gender and the word “tomboy”: hazlitt.net/feature/betwee… pic.twitter.com/Gm7HCMiopc
i grew up embracing the term "tomboy" and its related aesthetics because it was the only way i had to express my rejection of traditional gender roles. this fantastic essay is probing, necessary, and calls into question why labels, while divisive, can be empowering as well. #MSWL
Rebecca Mix @rebeccarmix@whimsicallyours @agentsaba @RaeLoverde Omg lol. I actually wasn’t a big Zutara or Kataang shipper. I liked Zutara better but Katara felt like more of a mothering/big sister tole to them than romantic to me. Which is why her thing with Aang was weird 🤢
BUT BUT LOOK AT THIS
also forever #MSWL
please please please send me all these incredible, literally toe-curling ideas on #MuslimSquadWL b/c we need stories about *all* kind of muslims—about swashbuckling pirates or primadonnas or regular people w/ *quiet* stories, poc/queer/disabled/neuroatypical or otherwise! #MSWL
tfw you need to drag data on a document but you didn't start low enough on your trackpad so you only get halfway where you need to go and you have to start over asdfghjkl where is my tragicomic coming-of-age masterpiece with moments like these #MSWL
Anna Prendella @prendellaYES, there is a storied history of queer cis women, lacking the literary foundation or social space to be queer & women at the same time, writing queer cis men. this is a function of oppression & DOES NOT HAVE TO PERSIST. we can do better. we can build the canon we didn't get.
yes yes yes and #MSWL