Monday, May 28, 2012

Series: Dykin' It Up: Episode 10: Great Stuff That Every Dyke Should Like

Yo, queermos! It's only been a few days since last we met, and at that time the great, Big, Burning, question was...

Is Shannon in Love ?

Sadly, lessies, the answer to that question is no.
But...never fear! I have a rundown of great internet stuff that should be a staple in the online life of every proud dyke. Firstly, a new find: Ms. Magazine.

(yes the words above are a link to their site)
Meeting all of your woman and feminist needs, this magazine is the one stop shop for all things girl. Pro Woman, Pro LGBT, Pro Choice. Full of fist- pumpin' 

Check it out, I promise you will not be disappointed.

For your second tidbit of dyke- friendly goodness, I give you Rosie Wilby. 

This lady is a smart, hilarious lesbian comedienne extraordinaire. For all you belly- shakin' laughing needs with a queer girl twist, she's it!

Lastly, but certainly not least...drum rooolllll please....


Yep, lesbos, I am coming out of YouTube Exile. After four year of having no videos on the internet, I now have one up, and many more to come! Here is the first, And you better subscribe, ya hear?!?!?!

So now y'all know what I sound like. ENJOY!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Am I in LOVE?!?!?!

Heya Dykes! I know it's been a hot minute since I posted, but I was away 

with only shitty motel internet. Apologies for the delay! I promise I got something that will make up for the wait! You see, homos, Shannon just might be on her way to gasp! 
Falling in LOVE!

Well, seeing as we just met yesterday, this proclamation is certainly more than a little premature. It is promising, though, because y'all know how long Shannon has been waiting to find OMFG THE ONE. You know, the key that fits into her ignition.

There have been many times it seemed this person had been found, but to no avail, so of course I am treading carefully. This time, though, it feels like it just might be that perfect balance.

Y'all know what I am talking about, right? Sometimes you just know, no doubts, no reservations. Looks very promising, as this person embodies all the things I love about queer life and then some. Firstly, and most importantly, Atheism.

And you fags know that is just about the biggest requirement dating wise for me. Even better, my feeling that

is shared, so I never have to worry about being offensive or respecting something that deserves nothing but contempt.

Secondly, Feminism.

with the understanding that 

thanks to the current GOP war on women, and is socially responsible enough to do something about it, so, of course, this person is also an Activist Like ME. 

What more could I ask for, you ask? Well, volunteering at 

with as big a passion for LGBT Equality as I have

Annnnddd...drumroll please! As if that wasn't enough, Vegetarian Eating!

Y'all know I love some health food that keeps you looking good and feeling even better. With my recent commitment to juicing

someone who shares my commitment to healthy, environmentally responsible eating definitely rocks, and is the tastiest icing on an already perfect cake.

Oh, and as if all that weren't enough, my Non Monogamous Ways are embraced!
Again, what more could I ask for?

Hooray for Compatible Lesbian Love!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Evolving: What Lessons Will We Learn?

Happy Monday, lovelies! Firstly, I'd like to wish a belated 
to all  the dykelicious mommies among us. 

Hope it was a good one if you have kids, or if your relationship with your mother is a good one. If your situation is anything like mine, it was a trial at best, and you are probably breathing a 

that it is over until next year. However, I gotta say that our President's big announcement softened the GREAT GAY DEBATE in my favor. That's right, dykes, you heard me right. President Barack Obama finally

and came out in support of Marriage Equality this past week.
(as if you hadn't already heard).

Well, what did this mean for Shannon, you ask? Well, it might- notice I said might- mean that the tide is shifting in my favor where my mother is concerned. You see, dykes, for the longest,my mother was the world's biggest homophobe. She even once agreed with the likes of Maggie Gallagher

right in front of me, as we watched the news together. Times are a changin,' though. You see, my mother OMFG IDOLIZES our lovely President. So, in her eyes, even if she doesn't necessarily agree, she certainly takes a more tolerant stance. This is great news for me, because we were on the road to becoming COMPLETELY ESTRANGED

over this issue. It had really gotten to the point where I was just done, lesbos. Done with the lack of acceptance, done with the judgment, done with the religion, done with the willful ignorance. I was ready to walk out of here and never look back, for I refuse to live my life under the thumbs of people who will never love me as I am. However, President Obama rode in on his white horse
(of course it was a unicorn, we're GAY!)

and possibly saved not just the day, but our lives on this one. I hope his revelations had similar effects on other LGBT people struggling for acceptance from families.This will never be an easy issue, nor will it be one without pain. However, I hope it helps some of you at least remain on speaking terms with your relatives, rather than joining the growing number of Generation Xers who are cutting off all contact with their families. I know it  helped me, so, from the bottom of my heart, thank you Mr.President.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Win For Bigotry: North Carolina Voters Pass Amendment 1

Ahoy, maties! Well,as I often say, this isn't a political blog, but we're sure as hell talking politics tonight. If you are reading this blog, you are more than likely LGBT or LGBT supporting, so it's time to get serious and listen up for a minute. Tonight, despite our best efforts to get the citizens of North Carolina to 

we lost. What they don't realize, though, is that the law of unintended consequences comes into play here. This law reaches far beyond effectively banning gay marriage, which was already illegal anyway, once and for all. It has consequences for all unmarried couples, heterosexual and homosexual alike. It even does the unthinkable and

because, now, to the state, unless they hit the chapel, their relationships are no longer recognized under the new law. This includes, but is not limited to, common law marriage, domestic partnerships, and civil unions.

It also ensures that unmarried women now have no basis to file 

cases against live- in abusive partners. It also means that families lose health benefits and any rights whatsoever- including children. In attempting to make something that was already illegal even more illegal (how the hell do you do that anyway?)  out of hate, North Carolinians have effectively hurt anyone in the state who is not married. Thanks a lot, you hateful, ignorant fucks. 

Live and let live, people. This and laws like it will not stand up in higher courts. All you are doing is wasting time and money. See

for Exhibit A on this issue. All the people who supported this lunacy have done is endanger the welfare of families around the state, the majority of which will turn out to be, via sheer force of numbers, gasp! HETEROSEXUAL.

How's that for irony? Lesson number 8,946,979 on how hate gets you nowhere. I know I am preaching to the choir here,dykes, but that's just a little run down on just what they've done here, in case you didn't know.


Homosexuality is not.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Psychic Vampires: Are Your Friendships Draining You?

Helloooo sweethearts! Hope you are all well. Y'all know I care about your well being, so today's post is on a topic that you might not even realize can be bad for you: Friends.

I know, I know. Shocking right? Perhaps even angering. At this very moment, you might even be raising your hackles,

ready to defend one or more of your besties to the death. And that is a good thing
and that reaction definitely puts you into the good friend category. Never a bad thing.

That being said, your being a good friend, does not necessarily mean that your friends are good friends to you. 

And this, queers,  brings me to the topic of today's title: 
Psychic Vampires.

These are the friends who are simply not a positive influence on your life, like it or not. They are terrible for your mental and emotional health. They evoke feelings of 
Anxiety and Depression

or perhaps they even drive you to things like
Excessive Drinking.

They may even Drain Your Finances
because they have no job or are too immature to give up a few luxuries in order to keep a few bucks, and they take advantage of your better money- managing skills, and constantly use you for the 
they have come to expect, or perhaps even feel entitled to.

Girly 'mos, y'all are all worldly and sophisticated women. You know this shit isn't good. That knowledge, however, does not always mean that we recognize these friendships for the toxic situations that they are. The good news is, though, that you have already, perhaps subconsciously, taken steps to 
the friends in your life who exhibit these and other toxic characteristics. However, you might not recognize it on a conscious level, so I'm gonna help ya out. Answer these questions, honestly, 'moelles, and read and heed the forthcoming advice.

1. Do I constantly have a reason why I have no time for this person,whether it is true or not?

2. Do I return from the dates I do keep feeling wiped out?

3. Is this person a strain on other aspects of my life, such as finances, other friendships, and romantic relationships?

4. Does the friendship feel one- sided, as if I am constantly expected to listen to her problems, but little or no reciprocation in support for mine is offered?

5. Is this person's life a mess, while mine is moving forward?

6. Is this person a drag to be around, constantly complaining, but making little or  no effort to improve her situation?

If you answered one or more of these questions in the affirmative, my homogays, chances are you are dealing with a psychic vampire. More than likely,how many "yes" answers you got is directly correlated to just how toxic this person is.

If you find you are dealing with a psychic vampire, be honest about your feelings. If she is a true friend, she will understand. If she doesn't, you're better off without her.