Next week is #WeNeedLGBTQStories Week, and in honor of this cool thing I’m running, I wanted to do a follow forever list of the best blogs I follow. Partially to make sure everyone who might be interested hears about the event (follow here for updates), but mostly because I want to give back and make sure other people know about all these amazing blogs I follow.
It’s you guys that I turn to when I get discouraged, and your content that helps motivate me and comfort me and bring beautiful queer (and social justice in general) things to my life. It’s you guys that help me survive the invisibility, the queerbaiting, the bury your gays, the general disappointment with popular media, etc. So, thank you for serving up that awesome content and please keep doing what you’re doing. You bring a lot of joy to a lot of people’s days!
Bold names are the ones that I follow every single post and/or just squeal every time they come up on my dash. Everyone on the list is amazing and worthy of a follow. (List below the cut because it’s … ridiculously long.)
difficult self care is underrated. or rather, it’s not framed as self care, but in my opinion it definitely is. difficult self care is, for example, calling your doctor even though you’re dreading it. it can also be setting reminders for medications and for paying bills, and it can be using a day with more energy to cook a bulk of food to eat on worse days.
what i’m getting at is: sometimes self care is things that don’t feel good in the moment, that you don’t want to do, but that are a huge favor to future you. because you know what? you deserve to put that effort into yourself. and from my experience, when you only engage in comfortable self care, it tends to stop working and sometimes even be detrimental in the long run.
this absolutely doesn’t mean i’m against baths, scented candles, fanfic binges, blanket forts, moisturizing, all that stuff. i’m a firm believer in having the nicest time you can. but i also believe that care isn’t always easy, and that it’s good to have both kinds of self care in your life. i know for me, it becomes a little easier to do the difficult things when i think about it as self care. it’s a good reminder that i’m doing it for a reason. for myself.
(do not repost) my favorite fairy bros (also i may have changed a few things from the first time i posted these and it mostly has to do with the fact that it’s been a really long time so i forgot stuff)
honestly i don’t even know what’s going on i just wanted to draw them and out came a shoujo-y mess. (Note: I was also gonna post each individually but my internet connection isn’t having it right now maybe another day for now enjoy the whole page with my addition in the corner)
I’m sure I’ll draw them in a more interesting manner once the show’s out and I actually know what everything is gonna be. Have I mentioned how ready I am for this show? I am ready.