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Radical Black Care Is the Revolution

Black women’s salvation depends on collectively agreeing that we are human, that our care is essential to our freedom. Read more »

Popaganda: Life in Late Capitalism

“Late capitalism” is a phrase that was first used by Marxist theorists at the turn of the 20th century. Over that time, it’s been used in different ways by different people, but right now, it’s popping up all over as a both funny and cutting term to describe the absurdity and lack of dignity that... Read more »

Hold the Line: What Do Pre-Existing Conditions and Disability Activism Mean Under Trump?

Many politicians see disability as a personal problem to be overcome only by those with diagnoses. Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: Weed On, Weed Off

[L]ike almost all substances or experiences associated with pleasure, weed can be used in ways that help or harm people and relationships. Read more »

Poetic Resistance Against Everyday Transphobia, Racism, Ableism: A Review of "When the Chant Comes"

Within its pages, When the Chant Comes delivers profound, often gut-wrenching meditations that explore what it means for Barrett to navigate life in the United States as a disabled, pilipinx-amerikan, transgender queer. Read more »

When the Church Shuns Its Own: A Review of “Wilhemina’s War”

Wilhemina’s War follows Wilhemina Dixon, an elderly woman living in rural South Carolina who has HIV, after her church shuns her. Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: Conversations with My Sex Toys

On intimacy, honesty, and queerness: A conversation between our pleasure columnist adrienne maree brown and sex toys. Read more »

Resistance Narratives: Lidia Yuknavitch on Joan of Arc, Bodies, and Reimagining the Love Story

Intersectional feminism is rising, cracks and fissures are emerging, blind spots are being illuminated, failures examined, possibilities getting born. Good. Bring it. Read more »

Storytelling Will Spark the Overthrow: A Review of Lidia Yuknavitch's Novel, The Book of Joan

[E]ven if the bodies in The Book of Joan are devoid of gender, they do still cling to sex, love, emotion—they have to, because what else is there to live for when the world’s gone to shit? Read more »

The Complexities of Cure Culture : An Interview with Eli Clare on Cure, Diagnosis, and a Crip Writing Practice

I want us to turn our backs on normal. I want us to build and practice a body politics that is as complicated and contradictory as our body-minds. Otherwise we will never find liberation. Read more »

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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »