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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 »

Disability is Not a Deficit and Other Truths in an Ableist World: A Review of Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure

What would our lives, movements, and communities look like if we moved towards restoration, not cure? Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: The XO Flo

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly NSFW comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week: a review of the XO Flo menstrual cup. Read more »

Conquering Fear and Loathing in Trump’s America

Every day seems to bring a new blow to democracy or another threat to people like me.  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 »