We’ve made it to another Friday and it’s time to celebrate!
Find out the top 3 sapphic books with the most clicks this week, 5 Random Things about sapphic author Tiffany E. Taylor, women loving women book freebies, and an adorable dog named Beanie Wayne!
QUEER NEWS THAT’LL MAKE YOU SMILE
In case you missed it the past couple of weeks, we’re adding a new feature to Friday Feels.
TB is a news junkie. She probably has a problem, given the amount of news articles and podcasts she consumes. It’s gotta be the historian in her.
She also wants to spread rainbows in the world, because while it’s getting scary out there, she wants to believe there’s still good news out there to share.
We’re hoping every Friday, we can feature a feel-good story to put a rainbow in your heart.
Scroll all the way to the bottom to learn a hopeful sign about queer women bars in the United States.
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5 Random Things is our way of helping readers to get to know top sapphic book authors all the while having a bit of fun.
Here are five random facts about Tiffany E. Taylor.
1. Cooking has long been my passion, although I have never trained as a professional chef. One of the coolest things I’ve ever done as a foodie was to be a home kitchen recipe tester for Cook’s Illustrated magazine before my daughter was born.
2. Although I haven’t traveled outside of the United States much in my lifetime (Canada, Mexico, and Aruba), I’ve traveled so much within the U.S., I’ve been in 38 of the 50 states.
3. My father got into the computer analysis field in the mid-60s before a computer science degree was even a thing. As a result, because we moved so much when I was growing up so that companies could take advantage of his expertise, I’ve gone to 17 different schools in my life—three in first grade alone.
4. When I was 13 years old, my family and I camped across country—from Santa Barbara, California to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—over the course of one month. It was the adventure of a lifetime.
5. I’ve made a good part of the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway drive in California twice, from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. (And yes, driving across Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur is about as scary as it looks in photos, even though the views are stunning.) My favorite detour was Hearst Castle in Sam Simeon, about 45 minutes from San Luis Obispo.
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Meet Beanie Wayne! Beanie is the sweetest boy and he loves snuggles with his mamas. Submitted by DD, a reader.
QUEER NEWS THAT’LL MAKE YOU SMILE
We’re introducing a new feature to Friday Feels. It can seem like all the news these days is bad. We won’t deny there’s a lot going on, including a rise in hate crimes. But it’s not all terrible out there! We want to do our best to highlight good news, because while it may seem like the world is filled with hate, there are many individuals who are living their best lives with a rainbow in their heart.
This week’s good news is about lesbian bars. For years, there’s been a drastic reduction in the number of bars for queer women in the United States. In 2020, there were less than 20 of them in the US.
Since then, a dozen new bars have opened. Including the one Vicki Gibson open in Largo, Florida in 2022. It’s the only one for queer women in the entire state of Florida.
There’s also a new establishment in Worcester, Massachusetts, which isn’t that far from TB & Miranda.
Having places to go where one feels like they belong is vital. Here’s to hoping more establishments for queer women open and make their mark.
Click here to read the news article.
That’s all for today.
Wishing all of you a wonderful Friday!
Miranda & TB
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