Shout out to the homeless queers youths, jailed trans women, queer people of color struggling with intersecting oppression, and poor rural queer kids who survive homophobic abuse from their communities while Katy Perry gets recognition for their struggles.
When I am painted
in the colors of sadness
will you love me still?
You talk to them first, pay close attention to the details, are interested and easily amused. Women like that. Always a voracious reader, you turn their pages, memorize the deep structure of their grammar, their adjectival clauses. A question in private that puts them off guard. Women are so polite. So crisscrossed with borders. Sometimes it’s like stealing. Taking something you don’t really want just to. Get away with it. Sometimes you tell them you love them. Sometimes, not often, this is true. You hold back enough to keep them curious. Women like that. Wounded enough to be salvageable. Women like that, too. Fixing things. Take in the broken wing you drag like a decoy.
Countries are forged by war; perhaps girls are, too.
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— Jeanette Winterson, Desire
This this this this this. A thousand times.
“RED HOT" project by Thomas Knights
Showcasing a positive outlook on the red-haired male, and aiming to re-brand the ginger male stereotype along the way.