10 Minutes = 1 Day of Water
The UNICEF Tap Project invites you to go without your phone to help children in need of clean water. Are you up for the challenge?For every ten minutes you don’t touch your phone, UNICEF Tap Project donors and sponsors can fund one day of clean water for a child in need.* It’s that simple.
Take the Challenge!
Your total time will help UNICEF provide clean water and sanitation to children in need around the world.
- 1. Visit uniceftapproject.org on your phone.
- 2. Begin the challenge right away to see how long you can go without your smartphone.
- 3. Donate to provide even more clean water to kids. Just $1 can provide 40 days of clean water. Continue reading
Okay. Okay. Yes we have been on 90s lesbian overload with the KListen choices so far. Yes there are other types of music out there. Yes we know there are actually humans out there that don’t love a woman on guitar. So yes we promise to switch it up (well we promise to try) after this one.
But come one the 90s was a great time in lesbian music. Nothing against the musicians of today but [text redacted]. o_O
Moving right along… We are in a little bit of a sentimental mood and have to share one of the all-time best lezzie love songs, Perfect by Doria Roberts.
DISCLAIMER: If you aren’t in love, you can listen to, but don’t blame us if you have the urge to dial up your ex once it’s over.
Know anyone else we should feature? Let us know.
Happy Sunday love bugs. Sorry I haven’t written in a few days but between work, a stomach bug and the Her Winter Party festivities, I haven’t been able to log on. But today is the day of rest and catchup.
I love this time of year. Over the last few years I have met some of my favorite lezzies at Her Winter Party. They all have come from different backgrounds, different places, but one thing has been pretty consistent… 90% were lesbians of color. It never really hit me until this year at Artscape. For those who don’t know what it is, it’s their opening event, which includes a silent art auction featuring the work of a variety of artists. Continue reading
Happy Monday love bugs. There is a lot going on in Miami this week for the L the G , the B and the T among us.
It’s one of my favorite events of the year, Winter Party and especially for the ladies, Her Winter Party.
If you remember last year we had a great time at all of the events especially Artscape and Industry. We had so much fun we almost forgot to blog about it… Oops.
This year we will definitely be attending the highlight event (in our opinion) Artscape, which showcases local lesbian (and not-so-lesbian) art work. So with that in mind we decided to overdose on some lesbian art, in the form of film. Huān yíng to Saving Face.
How could I not followup my KListen feature of Tracy Chapman with anyone other than Me’Shell NdegéOcello? And no not because they both dated the same woman (allegedly) but because they were both some of my earliest images of queer women of color. Continue reading
We are sure you have heard bits and pieces about this over the last few days, but yes it is true that the Ugandan Parliament passed and President Yoweri Museveni signed into a law, a bill that made some homosexual acts (and not so homosexual acts) punishable by life in prison.
Here’s nuts and bolts version of what’s going on from what we have gathered. Continue reading
The K Word loves to see a woman in a finely tailored suit, so we are sharing this for our own benefit as well as yours.
Oakland-based brand, Saint Harridan was born when creator Mary Going could not find anything to wear to her wedding.
The company mostly sells one suit, in four color options, that are tailored to fit women’s bodies perfectly. Continue reading
This is another bit of information that was shared with us. We are passing it along to those who may be interested. We are not affiliated with them whatsoever.
Drawing its name from the Bible, specifically Isaiah 40:3-5– the Level Ground film festival, bills itself as “the world’s first faith-based LGBT film festival”. In its second year, the 11 day festival will bring panels, screenings, talks and social events to various small Pasadena venues now through March 1st.
The mission of the festival according to their website is:
Level Ground uses art to create safe space for dialogue about faith, gender, and sexuality. Our hope is to cultivate a better way of speaking with one another across our differences and disagreements. Level Ground is becoming a national innovator in film festival programming, art curation, and dialogue.
Want tickets, more information, or to find out about Level Ground’s goings on? Check them out here.
My actual Habitat shirt… and a good rule of thumb in life.
Good morning lovebugs. Wow it’s been a while since I started off a post like that o_O. I am trying to mentally and physically regroup from an exhausting (and awesome) weekend.
Saturday morning, I did Habitat for Humanity through my company’s community action committee. By Saturday afternoon, I wanted to cut off my own limbs because everything hurt. Thanks to Epsom Salt and Tylenol, I bounced back in time for the second installment of the Lesbians of Color Dinner Series hosted this time by the K Word’s own Crystal J.
I had a great time. Crystal and her partner chose a Mediterranean theme. We enjoyed kebabs and turkish delite, while sipping on shots of Ouzo. Yes, we sipped the shots because I only know one person who could take to the head (Shout out to Brig). It was great to see the energy from the first event didn’t extinguish over the month. We had great conversations and met some new ladies (which will always be my favorite part).
Not an actual picture of the event (duh!)
I don’t have any pictures of this party because the hostesses asked that we not take any. No debauchery occurred but I still respected their wishes. Let the record show my dress was fierce… and since there are no pictures on record of it… I’m wearing it again. *shrugs*
Last night I learned a couple of things about myself, as liquor makes me even more transparent than normal (which is pretty damn transparent). Continue reading
I feel like I have been churning out posts this week, Go Kristi!
I don’t know if it is because I am getting comfortable with my promotion at work, so I am doing it more efficiently or not. I do know I am feeling relaxed and productive and happy.
The book that I just finished was great! I literally finished it in 3 days (and it only took that long because I went to a Chamber of Commerce dinner on Tuesday). This was one of those books that I didn’t have to like as a lesbian, but as a lover of good literature. The Last of the Good Girls is a story that I am sure could be told by the last generation lesbian over and over again. I appreciated it and am so glad the author decided to share it.
Plot Snapshot: A memoir of Mary Ann Woodruff who played by the rules her whole life, rules of her parents, her marriage and her church — until she didn’t. Continue reading