herwitchinesss:

casual reminder that lesbian history is bisexual women’s history, too and we don’t need to be lectured on what femme and butch mean, historically speaking, nor do we need to be lectured on “why you can’t use it,” because yes, we can, we’ve always been there, hahaha, i know, it sucks 2 be you, but it’s true

signed,

a fabulous bisexual femme

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bimuslimhoe:

“I’d come across some Black people and/or Muslims in my community who had something to say about LGBT people. It seemed like it was almost always negative. The cisgender heterosexual men in my hood bullied gay and trans people. Some Muslims in my masjid talked about how gay people like me would burn in hell. People who looked like me, had some of the same core beliefs I do, and claimed to love me condemned me to a life of violence and emptiness at their hands.

I was always silent at their verbal assault of LGBT folks, and even the physical assaults. I felt that if I spoke up or did anything, I would be exposed for who I desperately didn’t want to be. Hearing them talk about how evil faggots and dykes were made me feel more and more repressed. I was hiding from myself and I got nervous when I heard people talk about LGBT people. I was so scared that they were on to me and that if they found out I was going to be punished. I spent most of my time terrified and uncomfortable with who I was, so I shut people off from any deep connection with me. I still had friends but most were kept at a distance. I was in too much pain.

After I came out last year I thought I had already dealt with all of this emotional trauma. I barely remember this time because I’ve repressed a lot of memories. I was trying to hide that I was in a deep depression and it’s like a fog to me. Seeing Moonlight brought spiritual wealth by allowing me to relive those memories and heal myself. It was like the damn in me broke and all these emotions came flooding out. I thought I was done with feeling bad about being a bisexual nonbinary Black woman. I thought I had decided to live in my power. Still, I was transfixed by the film.”

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Master List of Lesbian & Bi Women Books Recommendations

fuckyeahlesbianliterature:

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Classics:

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall (review)

The Color Purple by Alice Walker (review)

Orlando by Virginia Woolf (review)

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Fiction:

Nevada by Imogen Binnie (review)

My Education by Susan Choi (review)

Missed Her by Ivan Coyote (review)

Drag King Dreams by Leslie Feinberg (review)

Just Girls by Rachel Gold (review)

Painting Their Portraits in Winter by Myriam Gurba (review)

When Fox is a Thousand by Larissa Lai (review)

The Collection edited by Tom Leger and Riley Macleod (review)

Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey (review)

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (review)

The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie (review)

Hero Worship by Rebekah Matthews (review)

Hymnal for Dirty Girls by Rebekah Matthews (review)

Lizzy & Annie by Casey Plett (review)

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera (review)

Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindu (review)

(You) Set Me On Fire by Mariko Tamaki (review)

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

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Historical Fiction:

The Last Nude by Ellis Avery (review)

Miss Timmins’ School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy (review)

Prairie Ostrich by Tamai Kobayashi (review)

Fingersmith and Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

The Passion by Jeanette Winterson

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Poetry:

Sisterhood by Julie R. Enszer (review)

Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (review)

A Place Called No Homeland by Kai Cheng Thom

When I Was Straight by Julie Marie Wade (review)

If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho edited by Anne Carson

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Young Adult:

Starting From Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow (review)

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert (review)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth (review)

Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee (review) [children’s/middle grade]

Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole (review)

Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman (review)

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George (review)

Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin (review)

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan (review)

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy (review)

[Bisexual M/F]

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (review)

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate (review) [Bisexual M/F]

Empress of the World by Sara Ryan

Under Threat by Robin Stevenson

As I Descended by Robin Talley (review)

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (review)

The House You Pass On the Way by Jacqueline Woodson (review)

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SFF Young Adult:

Love In the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (review)

[Bisexual M/F]

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (review)

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst (review)

Dreadnought by April Daniels (review) and Sovereign (Dreadnought #2) by April Daniels (review)

All Good Children by Dayna Ingram (review)

Adaptation (review) and Inheritance by Malinda Lo (review)

Natural Selection (Adaptation 1.5) by Malinda Lo (review)

Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce (review)

Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner (review)

Sci Fi:

Tierra Del Fuego, Colony Ship: Parting Shots by Caron Cro (review)

Meanwhile, Elsewhere edited by Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett (review)

The Little Homo Sapiens Scientist by S.L. Huang (review)

Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi (review)

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Fantasy: 

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey (review)

The Narrows by m. craig (review)

Indigo Springs by A.M. Dellamonica (review)

Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue

Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History edited by Rose Fox and Daniel José Older (review)

The Second Mango by Shira Glassman (review)

The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson (review)

Falling In Love With Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson (review)

Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson (review)

Bearly a Lady by Cassandra Khaw (review)

Fire Logic by Laurie J. Marks (review)

Everfair by Nisi Shawl (review)

Hellebore & Rue edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Catherine Lundoff (review)

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Horror/Zombies/Vampires:

Fist of the Spider Woman edited by Amber Dawn (review)

The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez (review)

Eat Your Heart Out by Dayna Ingram (review)

The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (review)

Daughters of Darkness: Lesbian Vampire Stories by Pam Kesey

The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan (review)

Better Off Red by Rebekah Weatherspoon (review)

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Romance & Erotica:

Rescued Heart by Georgia Beers (review)

A Pirate’s Heart by Catherine Friend (review)

Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman (review)

The Long Way Home by Rachel Spangler (review)

Macho Sluts by Patrick Califia (review)

Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica edited by Sinclair Sexsmith (review)

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Comics:

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (review)

Darlin’ It’s Betta Down Where It’s Wetta by Megan Rose Gedris (review)

The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg (review)

Goldie Vance Vol. 1 by Hope Larson (Author) and Brittney Williams (illustrator) (review) (as well as Vol 2)

100 Crushes by Elisha Lim (review)

Girl Friends: The Complete Collection by Milk Morinaga (review of volume 1review of volume 2)

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata

Sugar Town by Hazel Newlevant (review)

On Loving Women by Diane Obomsawin (review)

Revolutionary Girl Utena manga by Chiho Saito (review)

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Shannon Watters (review)

Supermutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

Jem and the Holograms by Kelly Thompson and Sophia Campbell

Citrus, Vols 1-3 by Saburo Uta (review)

Charm School Book One: Magical Witch Girl Bunny by Elizabeth Watasin (review)

War of Streets and Houses by Sophie Yanow (review)

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Memoirs/Biographies:

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure by Dorothy Allison (review)

The Family Tooth by Ellis Avery (review)

When We Were Outlaws by Jeanne Cordova (review)

Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote (review)

Hunger by Roxane Gay (review)

Prairie Silence by Melanie Hoffert (review)

First Spring Grass Fire by Rae Spoon (review

Gender Failure by Rae Spoon & Ivan E. Coyote (review)

Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love & Revolution by Luisita Lopez Torregrosa (review)

Licking the Spoon: A Memoir of Food, Family and Identity by Candace Walsh (review)

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Nonfiction:

Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker, illustrated by Julia Scheele (review)

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme edited by Ivan Coyote and Zena Sharman (review)

Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire by Lisa M. Diamond (review)

Inseparable: Desire Between Women In Literature by Emma Donoghue (review)

Queers Dig Time Lords edited by Sigrid Ellis and Michael Damian Thomas (review)

Aimée & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943 by Erica Fischer

The ABCs of LGBT+ by Ash Hardell (review)

Kicked Out edited by Sassafras Lowrey (review)

The Whole Lesbian Sex Book by Felice Newman (review)

Dear John, I Love Jane edited by Candace Walsh and Laura Andre (review)

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chthonic–fantasy:

stardust-rain:

when asexual woc talk about existing in intersections of racialised misogyny and acephobia, the conversations starts with the fact that our bodies are objectified and dehumanised by white patriarchal culture. lack of sexuality is almost incomprehensible and lack of sexual availability for men – any kind of unavailability regardless of whether they’re ace or not, either bc we’re not interested, not sexually attracted, or in a relationship – it is literally seen as insubordination by certain men who think it’s their god-given right to a woc’s body. 

women of colour are hypersexualised and objectified in different ways because of our race, but our universal experience is based on how our culture promotes the idea that our bodies are for male consumption. as an asexual woman of colour, it means that our lack of sexual attraction is seen as something to be conquered, or fixed, or a wrong to be righted. for white men, it’s another space to colonise. 

so when the predominantly white ace discourse brings up again and again that “acephobia isn’t real” calls ace people “straight people who don’t have sex”, you’re erasing the way many ace woc are trying to navigate our bodies and sexual agency as asexuals. don’t derail this by saying what we face “isn’t acephobia, just misogyny”, we’re facing intersections of both that have arisen from a culture of compulsory heterosexuality and white supremacy. many asexual women of colour have talked about it and you do not get to silence our voices. 

white people on both sides of the Discourse need to acknowledge this, especially in regards to the erasure that goes on in the white ace community and non-ace poc need to stop throwing us under the bus by pretending that we don’t exist and our sexuality is irrelevant. 

i need yall to know that myself and all the ace ppl i know irl are woc and this is EXTREMELY real