Tag: Girl

I’m a pre hrt trans girl, still closeted publicly and with lots of family and a lot sucks, but today was a good day and my fiancé did my makeup and I felt happy. ❤️ : actuallesbians

I’m a pre hrt trans girl, still closeted publicly and

A place for discussions for and by cis and trans lesbians, bisexual girls, chicks who like chicks, bi-curious folks, dykes, butches, femmes, girls who kiss girls, birls, bois, aces, LGBT allies, and anyone else interested! Our subreddit is named r/actuallesbians because r/lesbians is not really for or by lesbians–it was meant to be a joke. We’re not a militant or exclusive group, so feel free to join up!

American Girl “Girl of the Year” Doll’s Aunts Are a Same-Sex Couple, Delighting Many (and Outraging Some)

American Girl "Girl of the Year" Doll's Aunts Are a

Mattel’s powerhouse American Doll brand recently announced its 2021 “Girl of the Year” doll: 10-year-old Kira, who loves animals. In further backstory from an associated book and video, we discover that Kira is spending the summer at the wildlife sanctuary run by her two aunts, a same-sex couple, in Australia. Such representation is much needed, though some vocal homophobes are giving the book one-star reviews.

Kira Down Under - American Girl

The Kira doll has nothing particularly LGBTQ about her—but in the backstory American Girl has given her through the book and video, Kira has two married aunts, Mamie and Lynette. The book mentions that the aunts got married “after the law was changed to allow it.”

Kira “joins American Girl’s line of contemporary characters that inspires children to make a positive difference in the world,” Mattel’s press release tells us. “Whether she’s caring for an orphaned koala joey or facing a bushfire that’s threatening her great-aunts’ wildlife sanctuary in Australia, Kira confronts critical ecological issues, such as wildlife protection and the threat of climate change, that are more relevant to our planet than ever.”

“As American Girl kicks off its 35th year, Kira joins our lineup of diverse and purposeful characters who star in stories that reflect the realities of the times—whether it’s historical or modern-day,” said Jamie Cygielman, General Manager of American Girl. Cygielman noted the Australian bushfires and U.S. wildfires of the past year and added, “We knew it was important to focus Kira’s story on the major conservation and climate challenges facing our planet today—causes that are extremely important to today’s youth. Through Kira, we hope our fans will learn that we all have a part to play in taking positive action for our planet.”

Those are important lessons—but Kira’s aunts are also having an important impact. Sydney Jean, a blogger on the website American Girl Doll News wrote, “When I found out that Kira had two aunts, Mamie and Lynette, I wanted to cry tears of joy…. it means the world to me that American Girl is taking a big step and representing lesbians—people like me—in their newest book series.” (I’ll note that while they’re clearly a same-sex couple, I’m not sure it’s stated whether they’re lesbians as opposed to bisexual.)

Others were not as thrilled, giving the associated book Kira Down Under one-star reviews at Amazon. One reviewer wrote, “My daughter had no idea what a lesbian couple is and American Girl has cruelly taken away part of her innocence now that I’ve had to explain about that lifestyle.” Another said, “This book blatantly introduces very mature topics.” Spoiler alert: It doesn’t. And the aunts’ “lifestyle” consists of being a hardworking, animal-loving couple who cares for their family. (Also, if I wanted to, I could explain the creation of my family to a child without once mentioning sex, which is probably more than these reviewers could do. Whose family really requires the discussion of “mature” topics?)

As Sydney Jean noted, this isn’t the first time American Girl has been the target of homophobes ire. Some called for boycotting the brand in 2005 because of its support of Girls Inc., which supported the LGBTQ community, and again in 2015, when American Girl magazine featured a girl with two dads. Let’s repeat Cygielman’s words (my bold): “Kira joins our lineup of diverse and purposeful characters who star in stories that reflect the realities of the times.”

Watch the start of Kira’s story—and meet her aunts—in the 10-minute video below, part of a series dropping every Friday. Then check out the book and, wherever you bought or borrowed it, go to Amazon and leave your own review.

Now if American Girl would only launch a transgender girl doll next, I’d be even more excited.


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Batwoman Episode 203 Recap: Bat Girl Magic!

Batwoman Episode 203 Recap: Bat Girl Magic!

Hello and welcome to another installment of Nic Tries to Do Something Other Than Yell in All Caps About How Good Batwoman is This Season. I should probably just lean into it at this point, because the writers and every single actor are BRINGING IT and we’re only three episodes in. Speaking of, previously on Batwoman, Ryan and Mary saved Gotham from a swarm of infected bats by blowing up a bus with the bats in them and by treating the victims with an Alice-provided cure made from the mysterious Desert Rose plant. We mixed and matched character pairings and Sophie and Alice came face to face with one of Safiyah’s minions.

After two episodes so heavily focused on our female leads, I’ll admit it threw me when this episode opened with two white dudes. We soon found out, though, that one of them is the infamous hitperson Victor Zsasz, hired to kill Mr. Capalaci and his mistress who definitely owns the best noise-canceling headphones on the market. After positioning both bodies at rest in bed, Victor reveals the “artwork” he’s so famous for: hash marks all over his body, each representing a kill. (Think Killmonger, but way less sexy (Listen, I’m gay, not blind.))

Down in an alley, Ryan swoops in to interrupt a drug deal. By swoops, I definitely mean “stumbles” and by “interrupt” I unfortunately mean “struggle to find both her aim and her wit.” Luke and Ryan have the kind of Annoyed Older Sibling and Eager Younger Sibling relationship that is so fun to watch, and Camrus and Javicia’s comedic timing make it even more entertaining. Did y’all know that each Batarang was $1,000?! I sure didn’t, but Luke makes sure Ryan doesn’t forget it. Before the two can bicker anymore, Ryan’s alarm goes off, reminding her of her appointment with her parole officer. Something that occurred to me as I was watching this scene was how easy it would have been to cast men in the peripheral “power” roles in the show. But they didn’t do that and it’s such a small thing, but it can make such a difference in the dynamic of a scene.

At the clinic, Mary is checking up on a cancer patient who’s been feeling uncharacteristically energetic lately. (Also, HEY AMY THE LAB ASSISTANT! I see you, girl!) But before she can dig into why the patient’s symptoms have disappeared, Mary is interrupted by Ryan running in to warn her of an impending phone call from her parole officer. Ryan told her PO that Mary is the current owner of The Hold Up and recently hired Ryan as a bartender, and of course, the PO needed proof. Ryan and Mary do a full on improv routine, but the PO buys it which is a good thing because that story will help with both women’s covers. Mary is so adorably excited because it means she and Ryan will get to hang out ALL THE TIME! Ryan’s excitement is tempered slightly by confusion since she assumed all of this was temporary until Kate got back.

It appears that Sophie and Alice took a wrong turn at Themyscira and got a bit closer to Lian Yu than they intended in their quest to find Lesbos. Just kidding. They’re actually on an island ruled by a Queen who Alice has very purposely tried to get an audience with. If you were hoping that the Queen was a gorgeous accented woman by the name of Safiyah, then Reader, you are in luck! You see, Alice and Safiyah have H i S t oR y, but Alice didn’t realize that Safiyah also had her eye on Sophie and Julia. Which might explain just why Sophie ended up here as well.

I thought Wonder Woman would be here…

In the dead ass middle of the day, Victor Zsasz strolls into Hamilton Dynamics, assaults a man for his badge, heads to the lab, kills a scientist, and steals information from the computer all while an alarm is blaring. IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. That’s it. I have no joke here.

While the Batfam watches security footage of the attack, Mary and Ryan attack me personally by bantering with each other and leaning against inanimate objects while wearing leather. Ryan asks Mary that if she’s a billionaire, why is she only making $12.50/hour at The Hold Up and you’re probably tired of me saying this but, Javicia’s delivery here is GOLD. Eat the rich, Ryan. Heads up: I’m about to make a sharp left turn.

We do it for the girls and the gays, that’s it.

Grief is an interesting emotion because it manifests so differently depending on the person. There’s no rule book and there’s certainly no timeframe for moving through it. We’ve seen each of Kate’s family members (blood and found) cycle through their feelings in such different ways: Alice is unhinged and untethered, Sophie and Julia are angry but determined, Big Daddy Kane is in a regret spiral, Mary has been hopeful, and Luke is in denial. Part of Luke’s denial means that he’s been unwilling to entertain anything that would support the idea that Kate is gone for good; and in the case of Ryan, that means her entire existence on the team.

When Ryan informs Luke and Mary that she knows their mystery assassin is Victor Zsasz because they ran in the same circles, Luke and Mary react exactly how you would expect: Luke takes it as proof that Ryan doesn’t belong with them, and Mary immediately spins it to the positive, focusing on the past tense nature of Ryan and Zsasz’s relationship. Luckily, Ryan has a way to find Zsasz: by tracking down an expensive French lotion (that translates to “a baby’s butt!”) he uses to treat his scars that of course, Mary has heard of.

Let’s spend some time on the island, shall we? I don’t know what we did to deserve the gifts of Rachel Skarsten and Shivaani Ghai, but we are being FED this season and I’m obsessed. Safiyah and Alice crafting an intricate word tango dripping with innuendos is the kind of thing that only works when you have two talented actresses playing two powerful and complicated women; and wow did it work this week. Alice and Safiyah first met when Alice got away from her captors. To hear Safiyah tell it, Alice was a broken shell of herself that Safiyah found and took under her wing. Alice won’t give the woman that credit though, because Alice found herself.

Safiyah insists that she didn’t blow up Kate’s plane; that she’s being framed and needs Alice’s help to solve the puzzle. Rachel makes such subtle face acting choices during all of these interactions that make you think Alice is about to believe Safiyah, but then she remembers what happens when she trusts people. And the switch immediately flips back. Alice isn’t totally innocent here though; she was so focused on enacting revenge on the Kanes, she stabbed Safiyah in the back by trying to leave the island with the Desert Rose, its most precious resource.

She admits to trading a faulty weapon designed to kill Batwoman for a vial of the Desert Rose potion, and accuses Safiyah of having the Wonderland Gang killed. Safiyah is almost bored when she tells Alice that if she actually wanted to be thorough, Alice wouldn’t be standing there with her. Safiyah has dedicated her life to protecting the island and its resources, but now that Alice introduced the Desert Rose to all of Gotham, Safiyah is going to have a hard time forgiving her this time.

While the evil girlfriends do their evil hot for teacher tango, Sophie and Tatiana are having their own tête-à-tête. Tatiana fills Sophie in on Safiyah and Alice’s history while very menacingly (and sexily) sharpening her sword. Sophie refuses to let her guard down and comes in hot, demanding to know what they want with her. Tatiana knows that Safiyah isn’t done with Alice yet and needs Sophie to let Alice run free once they’re back in Gotham. When Sophie disagrees, the two have a knock-down-drag-out-fight.

Has anyone ever told you you’d be great on The 100?

*record scratch* But I’m getting ahead of myself. Back on the mainland, Ryan sneaks into Zsasz’s apartment in the middle of the day to steal the drive, because I guess no one here has watched a TV show before. Shockingly, he’s home! Ryan’s still struggling with operating the suit and Zsasz decides to pounce on what he perceives as weakness. He reads her for filth about how uncomfortable she appears to be in the suit, because he doesn’t see her in Batwoman. I know I’m supposed to hate this guy, and I DO! But I’m also obsessed with the way Zsasz is able to get under people’s skin in a way that’s definitely creepy, but it feels like just the right balance of villainy. I don’t aggressively hate him like I hate Lex Luthor, is what I’m saying. Ryan’s able to narrowly escape the apartment as Zsasz shoots a missile at her, again, in the middle of the day. Living in Gotham must be WILD, y’all.

Back at the Batcave, the crew reviews the contents of the drive which contains a very long list of names. Instead of trying to protect every person on the list, Ryan suggests they go directly after who Zsasz works for, and she’s the one who can get it out of him.

Ryan meets Zsasz at a fancy hotel and introduces herself as Angelique Martin’s ex and listen. I NEED this backstory like I need air at this point. Between Sophie dropping the info about Ryan constantly covering for a mystery ex and Zsasz’s obsession with the lesbian drama in the gang scene, I am salivating! Anyway, Ryan offers to hire Zsasz to kill Alice, but he tells her that his current job isn’t over and he turns her down. Which is fine, because all Ryan needed to do was get a device close enough to Zsasz’s phone for Luke to pull all of his data and found out who his employer is. Shocker, it’s Safiyah.

No you cannot borrow my L Word DVD box set.

Luke and Mary haven’t heard of Safiyah, but Luke bets that if she’s hella shady, Ryan’s probably in a book club with her. Okay look, that was low but it was also HILARIOUS. I love this moment between Luke and Mary, because they’re able to be real with each other about how they’re processing Kate’s disappearance. Luke is shattered when Mary admits that she doesn’t think Kate is coming back, and that Ryan could be the hero Gotham needs to remind them that there’s still hope.

Ryan spends some time looking at the suit and I imagine, thinking back to Zsasz’s comments about her discomfort in it.

At the clinic, our girl Amy shows Mary the new scans from the cancer patient from earlier, but these scans show the cancer has completely disappeared. Mary knew that the bat bite treatment taken from the Desert Rose would be a universal cure, but she didn’t realize it would cure pre-existing conditions. Before she can get much further in her thought process, Zsasz appears in the clinic after killing Amy (nooooo!). He tries to go after Mary so that thing I said before about not really hating him? Yeah, I take it back.

Meanwhile, Ryan runs to suit up and informs Luke that she’s made some alterations to the suit. And in the most incredible winky wink to the audience, she asks him “have you seen the damn wig?!”

Mary runs out into the alley to hide from Zsasz until her phone gives away her position. Y’all, the scream I let out when BATWOMAN flies down, sticks the landing, and power poses in a wig that Beyoncé would be proud of. And yes, I said Batwoman. Because Ryan finally moved from putting on the suit to wearing the suit. Do you see her now? She has a new look. She’s a new Batwoman. I don’t think I can properly express how beautiful it felt watching this Black woman stand in her power after listening to white man after white man tell her that she didn’t deserve to wear the suit.

Nails done, hair done, everything did.

Ryan gives Zsasz a run for his money when the two fight, but she seems to be bested until she knocks him out with the bo staff she’s finally learned how to use! I cannot wait to really watch her wield that thing. If you haven’t watched Javicia’s bo staff training videos on Instagram, do yourself a favor and watch.

Back on Sexual Tension Island, Safiyah is curious what happened to turn Alice against Kate. Alice thought the two were just sisters who would always have each other’s backs, but she was wrong. Safiyah offers her hand and Alice takes it softly, before grabbing tightly and throwing the woman to the ground. As they roll around together, I mean, as they fight, Safiyah says she took everything from Alice because she’s the one who gave Alice everything. Safiyah dangles Kate’s necklace over Alice and tells her that she can give her her sister back.

“I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean at the end…”

“Well baby, I went down and got it for you.”

Alice isn’t the only Gothamite who has Safiyah’s attention though. As she and Alice make their way back to the beach, Safiyah commends Sophie on taking down Tatiana and removes her cuffs more sensually than should be allowed, if you ask me. Before Safiyah lets the two of them go, she requests a favor from Alice before she allows her to see her sister.

One of my favorite superhero tropes is how no one is able to recognize the hero outside of the suit despite incredibly obvious and specific tells. The trope strikes again as Ryan’s parole officer fangirls over Batwoman right to her face as if she’s never taken a second look at Ryan’s bone structure. Now that Ryan has a job at The Hold Up, she needs to find a place to live. Show, please give us the Ryan and Mary roommate comedy that we deserve!!

Alice and Sophie wake up spooning in an alley where Alice delights in telling Sophie that Safiyah has a BIG LESBIAN CRUSH on her which might be okay now but definitely won’t be okay in the future. Alice skips away, confident in her ability to roam free in Gotham because if Sophie arrests her, she won’t be able to learn where Kate is.

Apparently the writers have been reading my diary because in the very next scene we get Bartender Ryan! Don’t worry, I managed to rein in the yelling, because this scene was actually incredibly sweet. You know when the Annoyed Older Sibling can’t ignore when the Eager Younger Sibling does a Good Thing so they kind of quietly apologize and compliment them? That’s what Luke did here by giving Ryan a new batarang. I’m really looking forward to watching the relationship between these two develop especially because the circumstances around Kate’s disappearance are so complicated. Before Luke walks off, Ryan pushes her luck by asking to make upgrades to the batmobile and Luke is not having it.

I do look amazing in everything, thank you for asking.

Luke finds Mary at the memorial set up for Kate in The Hold Up. She’s placing a sign that says “May your memory be a blessing”, a traditional Jewish honor for the dead. Even though Mary is moving into acceptance, Luke just isn’t ready to meet her there. And that’s okay. The two know that even though they’re in differently places in their grief journey, their love for Kate and each other remains.

At Crow HQ, some nameless officers are discussing who they believe to be the leader of the gang responsible for disseminating drugs throughout the city. They mention a black mask so unless this is a red herring, I (and DC stans) would guess they’re referring to Roman Sionis, aka The Black Mask. Meanwhile, Big Daddy Kane has been up in his office scrolling through Kate’s phone, trying to figure out why she has a particular art piece on her phone, when Sophie comes in and drops the bomb that she thinks Kate is alive.

That was a jam-packed episode, y’all! We’re suffering from the “problem” of having so many women playing a central role in the story and I wouldn’t have it any other way. What did you think of the episode? Are you as worried about the lack of acknowledgment of Ryan’s Kryptonite wound as I am? *nervous laugh* Sound off in the comments, and I’ll see you next week!

Just shot my shot by msging a girl on Reddit for the first time, got me feeling like : actuallesbians

Just shot my shot by msging a girl on Reddit

A place for discussions for and by cis and trans lesbians, bisexual girls, chicks who like chicks, bi-curious folks, dykes, butches, femmes, girls who kiss girls, birls, bois, aces, LGBT allies, and anyone else interested! Our subreddit is named r/actuallesbians because r/lesbians is not really for or by lesbians–it was meant to be a joke. We’re not a militant or exclusive group, so feel free to join up!

My grandma recently passed away, and my mom wanted me to have this mug which my grandma had originally given to her. She said, “It’s for my rainbow girl!” ❤️ : actuallesbians

My grandma recently passed away, and my mom wanted me

A place for discussions for and by cis and trans lesbians, bisexual girls, chicks who like chicks, bi-curious folks, dykes, butches, femmes, girls who kiss girls, birls, bois, aces, LGBT allies, and anyone else interested! Our subreddit is named r/actuallesbians because r/lesbians is not really for or by lesbians–it was meant to be a joke. We’re not a militant or exclusive group, so feel free to join up!

I love it when my girl reads to me (@gaydream_db) : actuallesbians

I love it when my girl reads to me (@gaydream_db)

A place for discussions for and by cis and trans lesbians, bisexual girls, chicks who like chicks, bi-curious folks, dykes, butches, femmes, girls who kiss girls, birls, bois, aces, LGBT allies, and anyone else interested! Our subreddit is named r/actuallesbians because r/lesbians is not really for or by lesbians–it was meant to be a joke. We’re not a militant or exclusive group, so feel free to join up!

Sara Ramirez Is Non-Binary: Icon Instagrams Capacity to Be “Girlish Boy, Boyish Girl, Boyish Boy, All, Neither”

Sara Ramirez Is Non-Binary: Icon Instagrams Capacity to Be "Girlish

This morning the incredibly talented multi-hyphenate actor, singer bisexual icon and advocate Sara Ramirez announced a new profile picture on their Twitter and Instagram.

With the Instagram photo — a selfie of the star with their signature haircut, a purple shirt, and classic small square earring — came the following caption:

“In me is the capacity to be
Girlish boy
Boyish girl
Boyish boy
Girlish girl
All
Neither
#nonbinary
♥️💜♥️”

Ramirez quietly updated their pronouns to she/they on Twitter and Instagram a while back (though we don’t have calendar days in front of us, as a Autostraddle’s resident Sara Ramirez “celebrity expert” my guestimation is pretty close to a year now). They’ve also updated their bio to include “non-binary human” right at the top. But this is the first major post since then — that we can remember — to address their gender directly.

Of course, at this point, in our community, the legend of Sara Ramirez enters the door before they do. First there’s the Tony Award for playing Lady of the Lake in 2005’s Spamalot. Then, for a lot us, there’s Callie Torres who stole our heart on Grey’s Anatomy, clocking in more than 240 episodes and becoming the longest running queer character in television history. After leaving Grey’s in 2016, Ramirez came out as came out as bisexual in a speech that I’ve personally memorized, saying that they were committed to embracing all of their intersections as an multiracial, immigrant, queer person of color. And of course there’s the butch dreamboat Kat Sandoval on who basically stopped time itself with a quirk of an eyebrow on Madam Secretary.  Since publicly coming out as bisexual, Sara has been nothing short of a show-stopper — working closely Latinx, immigrant, people of color, queer and trans communities, activists, and artists. Using their platform at every turn to uplift those most marginalized and the voices that we need to hear from most.

I’ve told this story before, but when Callie Torres first entered my life, I was still telling myself that I was straight. The last ten years have been a journey; for myself, for the character, and for the actor who played her.

I could have never guessed in 2006, sitting cross legged on my dorm room, stuffing my face with popcorn, that one day I would be an out queer woman, let alone the Deputy Editor of this publication (ha!). I couldn’t have known that the character screen who already captured my attention would soon become the mirror through I gained the courage to come out. I could have never imagined that the actor who played her would also come out and then show the fuck out, giving back to our community so generously and willingly.

In every moment and in every way, Sara Ramirez has proven to be loving to their community, never afraid of speaking up, never afraid to a beacon. Being courageous and grappling publicly with the hard questions of social justice and privilege and how to best create change. And today, we’re stopping for a moment to say, Thank You.

When Sara Ramirez first came out as bisexual, they made me feel a little less alone in this world. It helped light a path that brought me to this website. And today, less than five days away from their 45th birthday, I know they are lighting that path for so many more.

So on behalf of everyone at Autostraddle:

Dear Sara,
We’re so happy you’re living more authentically every year! (and also hotter every year, too!) We love you today, tomorrow and always.

— Team AS

Now Available: New Picture Book About a Girl with Two Moms Learning About Emotions

Now Available: New Picture Book About a Girl with Two

A beautiful new picture book by a two-mom couple has succeeded in its crowdfunding campaign and is now available! It’s a great story about a child learning that it’s okay to express her emotions—and the fact that she has two moms is incidental.

Mighty May Won’t Cry Today, by Kendra and Claire-Voe Ocampo and illustrated by Erica De Chavez (Bunny Patch Press), stars a girl named May encountering new friends and challenges on her first day of school. May finds solutions to various problems, like tripping on her way into the classroom, getting paint on her shirt, and forgetting her smoothie for lunch. Throughout it all, she tries to stay brave and not cry. When she misses her stop on the school bus, however, she can’t help herself, and the tears come gushing out. The kind bus driver calls her moms and takes her home.

Claire-Voe and Kendra Ocampo

Claire-Voe and Kendra Ocampo.

Used with permission.

Back home, her moms share stories of times when they cried, too—Mama’s first time ice skating, on their first date; when they think of a pet whom they miss; when they got married; when May arrived. They explain, “It’s OK to shed a tear. It’s part of our emotions, sadness, joy, frustration, fear.”

Kudos to the Ocampos for not making any of May’s challenges related to her having two moms; that’s an overdone trope. As I’ve said many times before, we need more LGBTQ-inclusive kids’ books that don’t show being LGBTQ or having LGBTQ parents as a “problem,” even if the supposed problem is later shown to be incorrect. That shouldn’t be the only narrative of LGBTQ lives. The Ocampos instead give us a lesson about an aspect of social-emotional learning that just happens to involve a girl with two moms.

The story is written in rhyming prose, interspersed with onomatopoeic words that should make it particularly fun to read-aloud. Raindrops “drip, drip, drip”; May’s heart goes “da dum, da dum, da dum” as she rides to school; she goes “zigzag, zoom” into her classroom, where she paints “swoosh, swoosh, swoosh” with her brush.

De Chavez, who has a day job as a children’s book designer at HarperCollins Publishers, has brought her professional-quality skills to bear here in her bright and bold illustrations, elevating this above many self-published works. The rich, saturated colors give a depth and vibrancy to May’s world. May is White, as is one of her moms; the other has a darker skin tone and could be read as Asian. Several of the other children in May’s class appear to be people of color.

The Ocampos exceeded their Kickstarter goal (which I wrote about in February), which meant that in addition to sending books to their backers, they also donated several copies to schools and libraries. (Their more than successful campaign also shows the definite demand for such stories.) Thanks to any of you who may have backed it—and even if you didn’t, you can now simply purchase a copy or recommend it to your local library!

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15 Truths Of Falling For A Straight Girl – KitschMix

15 Truths Of Falling For A Straight Girl – KitschMix

Let’s face it: We’ve all had a crush on a straight girl at some point in our life. Sure, sometimes we convince ourselves that she’s not really straight, or that we’ll be the exception, or any number of things we tell ourselves so we feel just a little bit better.

But, to be clear, if she tells you she’s straight… Most likely, she does identify as such, and pushing her to give you a chance is a jerk move even if she is questioning. Trust me. If she wanted to question things right now, she’ll ask – but until then, respect her identity.

All disclaimers aside, let’s move onto the 15 truths of falling for a straight girl, as told through Tumblr posts.


Ugh.

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Cupid, can you just… Not?

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Straight girls, can you just not either?


But, then again, we could be totally awesome together.

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But, she’s probably going to wait until it’s too late.

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And we’ll probably feel like this once we say it’s too late:

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Maybe we’ll just be friends.

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… or not.

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“I’m so gay for you!” … Yeah, right.

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It would be kinda funny, if it wasn’t also super sad.

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Most of us have Googled “how to get over a straight girl.”

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But this is what we end up doing instead:

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Rest assured, you’re far from alone.

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And it’s not really the straight girl’s fault (usually).

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All in all, though, it’s best to avoid it as much as you can.

But you can’t, because life is cruel. No Tumblr for this one, just some cold-hard truth!