Black Women in Love and Marriage
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So, I just got my GoFundMe page up. Lots more to do, but I will continue to be working on it for a bit. Hopefully soon Cami and I can make up a video, and I intend to have rewards set up once I’m on my feet a bit more and have the cash flow to mail things. I would normally have everything set up first, but bills will be coming in soon and there’s only so much I can do right now. Oh geeze, this is kinda scary. Be kind to me, Tumblr.
For anyone seeing this long-ass post show up in their tracked tags, a background (my followers can just skip this bit with no guilt):
I am a white, queer, poly, non-binary trans student in the southeast US. I’m engaged to a fantastic transgender woman. We both just lost jobs (her because she was in the hospital with me, me because my doctor said I can’t continue where I was) and have been underemployed for a year and a half.
I have just had a resurgence of a neurological condition I was told I should not have problems with years ago. I had two ER visits in one week, was admitted to a hospital, and now have to travel to see a specialist at least every two months if things are going well for me. Both of our families are trying to help how they can but it’s not an easy task.
Since I’m still in school and this happened during the semester, I’m trying very hard to finish my classes and not have to take a medical withdrawal (where my classes just disappear and I’ll be behind by a year). Dealing with all of this at once has been very taxing on myself and my fiancee.
My fiancee and I are broke. We just paid this month’s rent late with a credit card and my sweetie’s Christmas present. We are selling what we can, trying to find a roommate or two, and generally just keeping each other going right now cause things aren’t super fun. I’ve lost weight (14 lbs) in the past month from not having enough food. Our money problems and the stress from them (along with the other effects like bad nutrition, having to work as many hours as allowed) are the probable cause of why I’m having seizures again.
I’m trying to raise $6,000 right now.
This won’t pay off my medical bills, this won’t pay for rent for the next semester. This could really just rationally get us started for next semester, feed us, and maybe we could take out loans to defer the bills for now, I dunno. But I feel at this point it’s overly optimistic for me to think that I can raise as much as I’m requesting with my current audience base.
If I can reach this, then Cami and I can work on getting to a place where we will be stable and able to sustain ourselves. If you can help us, you’ll be supporting two low-income trans* folk living in the rural South.
Going a bit off-topic to signal boost a friend of mine who needs help. Even if you can’t help financially, signal boosting helps a lot.
"LGBTI Aboriginal activists respond to Anthony Mundine
"We write this letter to remind everyone that diverse sexualities do exist in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, have always existed, and will continue to flourish. We are united, we stand strong and we reclaim our rightful places in our cultures.”
Black Rainbow, a national coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay, lesbian, bisexual, sistergirl, transgender and intersex peoples has published an open letter the Koori Mail, a fortnightly national newspaper reporting on the issues that matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people giving Indigenous Australians a voice missing in the mainstream media.”
Reader, I have something in my eye.
Tam O’Shaughnessy, life partner of Sally Ride, moments before she accepts the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of the first female American astronaut. Yesterday (20 Nov.) the medal was posthumously awarded to Ride for her work in science and education. Sally Ride is the first female NASA individual to be awarded this medal*.
* The Apollo 13 Mission Operations Team as a whole was also rewarded this medal, their award was presented as a group award. I have not been able to find out who the women on this team were.
Hi! I know I don’t post here much anymore, but I want to post a blanket apology for the fact that my fyeahlesbians gmail account wasn’t forwarding to my regular email like I thought, and I’ve completely missed a lot of emails from people. I mean literally there are emails from the last two years that I haven’t seen. I’m not sure how I managed to do something this ridiculous.
So if you emailed me and I never replied, I am very sorry!
Two years ago today, I LEGALLY married the most amazing woman in this or any other universe. I am so deeply grateful to build a beautiful life with her, filled with laughter and endless love. <3 <3 <3 Here’s to two years—and a lifetime of cherishing. <3 <3 <3
All photos by the illustrious Vasilion Photography. <3
Possibly the best cake toppers ever?
A lot of idiots out there will say, “Why on EARTH would a lesbian use a dildo? I thought lesbians swore off penises!”
- A dildo is not a penis. It is an object one inserts into the vagina to gain pleasure. It can be used by a man, woman, a genderfluid person, ANYONE.
- Lesbians do not like *most* penises because they are attached to men. Penises attached to ladies are another story because they are attached to ladies.
- Not all men have penises, not all ladies have a vagina.
- Penetration is not reserved for straight people.
- I hate you.
Lesson 7 of Lesbians 101 is finally here, and it comes with the (very soft) beta launch of its own shiny new site! Be on the lookout for more from us with the Lesbians 101 series very soon, but until then, we hope everyone enjoys the last lesson!
Yay! Now onto finishing the Lesson Wrap-Up and a myriad of other related material…. ..yaaay..
Reblogging for the daytime crowd! Can’t wait to put up all the bonus material soon!
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This is fan art for my novella, SUGAR MOON, sent to me and done by the fabulous artist Katie Raynes. <3 The way that Elise and Via are gazing at each other SLAYS me. <3
(If you guys send me fan art, I love sharing it, and it *always* makes my day. <3 I AM JUST SAYING. Someone was so shy the other day about showing me something—please don’t be! I LOVE it! :))