Revisiting the Web Series ‘Little Horribles’ [Review]

Am I the only one who missed the Little Horribles web series during its original release? In order to catch-up, I watched the first eight episodes of the series. Executive produced by Issa Rae, Little Horribles appears to be quite funny and captures the awkwardness of queer dating. Specifically, the mellow dramatics of lesbian dating…

‘Eat, Pray, Love’ By Elizabeth Gilbert [Book Review]

Earlier this year, while planning the travel I embarked on this summer, I decided to read the book of a film that had always resonated with me in some capacity, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. As expected, the book was more detailed and differed from the movie in many ways. See my review of…

LGBTQ+ News: Weekly Recap (8/28/19)

Here is a rundown of some of the top LGBTQ+ news stories you might have missed recently: 1. In an interview for Paper magazine, Jaah Kelly speaks about the challenge of coming out and how nerve-wrecking it was. 2. Waka Flocka landed in the waters of social media backlash after stating that he views gay…

A Closer Look at the Evolution of Aina Brei’Yon [Interview]

Where were you when you were first introduced to the artistry of Aina Brei’Yon? I can still recall distinctly being a young lesbian preparing to cross the street on the eastside of Chicago when out of my peripheral I saw a car turning the corner. Inside was someone with a striking face and a gorgeous…

The Chills! Watch The Newest Trailer For ‘Queen & Slim’

When is the last time you were so impacted that you found yourself with chills you hadn’t expected? For me, it was last week with the extended trailer for Queen & Slim. The film starring Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) will be directed by Melina Matsoukas with a screenplay written by Emmy winner…

‘Magic Hour’: A New Queer Web Series Worthy of Your Funds

If you are a fan of science fiction or enjoy seeing the exploration of Black queerness in new and exploratory ways, there is a new series whose creation you can support, Magic Hour! Seeing oneself represented in aspirational capacities can be a life-altering and transformational experience. Humans often require an example of what is possible…

LGBTQ+ News: Weekly Recap (6/27/19-7/3/19)

1. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising, an LGBTQ plaque was unveiled at the NY Yankees Monument Park. 2. Janelle Monae is on the cover of Paper Magazine’s Pride issue. 3. Historical changes have been made in Philadelphia for trans rights. 4. Aaron Philip, a Black, transgender and disabled model…

A Black Man Will Head the Human Rights Campaign

For the first time in history, the Human Rights Campaign will have a person of color as its president. Alphonso David, a Black man, will lead the organization. David has had a storied career in New York and Pennsylvania as a law professor, legal advisor and civil rights attorney. In his own words, as reported…

As You Prepare For Pride Parade Today Ask Yourself This One Question

“Congress should oppose any effort to recognize homosexuals as a discrete and insular minority entitled to the protection of anti-discrimination laws similar to those extended to women and ethnic minorities.” – Vice President Mike Pence, 2000. While this statement was made 19 years ago and the LGBTQ+ community now has the right to marry in…

Watch These Older Lesbians Share Advice With Youngsters

“You’re the authority on yourself.” Listen, hunny, I don’t know who needed to hear this but I’m glad it was shared! So often, society teaches us from an early age to subscribe to prescribed expectations. To hear an elder confirm for a younger questioning soul that the ultimate voice for their life is their own…

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies [Book Review]

For Free Comic Book Day, May 4, I picked up a really cool comic that I think everyone should read. See my full review below: Until next time, remember to give time time and to have the best day of your life–on purpose!

21 Years of Pedophilia and Abuse

I am not a religious human, but the United States of America is unofficially a Christian nation. Understanding this, there is a scripture in the New International Version of the Bible, “Matthew 25:45”, which reads, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do…

Have You Considered a Life Coach?

It’s a new year and many of us have set goals and reflected on where we would like to evolve in our lives. As prior years and to-do lists have proven, sometimes the initial momentum fades, the journey begins to feel more like a struggle, or even taking the first step feels daunting. Before you…

Biggest Lesson I Learned in 2018

Fly, take up space and trust your instincts. Looking back on 2018 I can say that it was a whirlwind year full of many emotions, growth and reconditioning myself to trust my internal voice. In life, we are so often taught the way that things should be: be a good student, excel academically, go to…

“All Lives Matter: 1800s Edition”

This poem was featured on Button Poetry nearly three years ago to the date, but I felt compelled to bring it back around because it’s still worthy of analysis, reflection, and discussion. Until next time, remember to give time time and have the best day of your life! – Ms. Malcolm Hughes