Erica. 20. Actress. Fangirl.

"There's too much beauty to quit. Too much goddamn beauty." ~Stay

"Bad art is more tragically beautiful than good art, because it documents human failure." ~Tristan Revuer



if you want to ask a bisexual or asexual person about their sexual history to verify that they’re queer, but you don’t want them to take it the wrong way, try this useful communication technique:

give them twenty dollars and go away.


selections from the watercolor series I don’t want your love unless you know I am repulsive, and love me even as you know it. 

Emily Kaelin

GLAAD Condemns Slate's Emily Yoffe's Advice



This part infuriates me:

"Bisexual activists have been extremely critical of Slate’s running of the post, though there has been no formal response from Slate despite “multiple inquiries” and the only response GLAAD received was from Prudence herself thanking GLAAD for their note.”

A thank you note?  Do they think they can patch this over with a thank you note?  A thank you note is what you send your elderly great aunt when she buys you an ugly Christmas sweater, not what you say when civil rights groups point out your flagrantly offensive rhetoric!  What the hell Slate? 

Yoffe owes the bisexual letter writer and the bisexual community an apology.  She needs to make a commitment to doing some kind of bisexual cultural competency training with someone — be it GLAAD or BiNet or BRC.  Or she needs to stop giving bisexual people her so-called “advice”. 

And where the hell is the Outward (Slate’s LGBT section) staff on this?  It is happening on their site on their watch and you’d never know it to look at their section.  Are they going to hold their co-workers accountable to write fairly and accurately about the B in LGBT, or does Outward only exist to shove queer content into a little ghetto so Slate can try to sell us a Lexus? 

- Sarah

Emily Yoffe is having a live chat on September 2 and you can submit questions in advance here:

Let’s flood it until she has to address this.