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
Even before finding about her love affair with the prolific Alice Walker, the K Word has always loved Tracy Chapman.
Ok I have to say that that is one of the sexiest relationships between lesbians of color that my sapphic and sapiosexual mind can conceive… sigh.
I can remember being in middle school (yes I am telling y’all how old I am) singing “Give Me One Reason” at the top of my lungs. Before I even knew what loving women was about… I knew about Tracy Chapman and I loved her.
Here are two of my favorite songs, Fast Car (1988) and Give Me One Reason (1996).
Know anyone else we should feature? Let us know.
I have noticed that this black history month particularly, and with this Something Like a Super Lesbian series in general, I have been highlighting people that are dead.
I didn’t really meannnn to, but there is just something about monochromatic pictures of lesbians of yesteryear.
I am going to switch it up right now.
As a Florida lesbian of color, I am proud to introduce Nadine Smith as the newest inductee to the League of Extraordinary Lesbians. Continue reading
Warmest wishes to you from Russia.
WE a group of filmmakers, who support LGBT community, freedom of a person and tolerance in the world are preparing for next short film production.
Our story is about an ordinary day of a lesbian couple that turned out to change their life forever. A school teacher became a suspect in trumped-up case against her and her child meanwhile her successful girlfriend came too close to an unpleasant truth about the way child adoptive system works.
Unfortunately we are doing a very dangerous job here, so we can’t ask for support In Russia, It can lead us to jail. But we are devoted to our goal to make this movie, to tell this important story to all over the world! So we decided to ask help from all people who care!!!
We would like to ask you to promote our campaign. We have a crowd funding campaign open till March 20 and we hope to raise money for this important issue!
Please support our crowdfunding campaign http://igg.me/at/tomorrow-LGBT and help us to tell the true story from Russia. Each vote will matter, each penny will help. Only together we can make this film happen!
Also check our FB page for more information https://www.facebook.com/movietomorrowpromo