While 2014 is already two weeks in, I wanted to let you all know about Autostraddle’s 2014 Calendar, featuring a group of vibrant and smart women including a couple of Asian folks and plenty of racial and size diversity! The stories about how each of their lives and why they wanted to be a calendar girl are the best part, in my opinion. Check them all out here: Autostraddle 2014 Calendar Girls
Check out Miss April, Maria, who states that she wanted to be a part of the project for the following reasons:
I am an only child, a first generation Filipino-American, and somewhat of the “black sheep” in our traditional, conservative, Catholic family. As a gay atheist with tattoos trying to pursue a career in sex therapy, I think I turned out to be the complete opposite of what my family expected of me. Yes, this definitely made coming out extremely fucking difficult. After many, many years, I am still currently in the process.
I wanted to be part of this project to be a voice for those “black sheeps” out there. If you are feeling like a black sheep, I say, dye your wool a rainbow, put on your craziest outfit, and strut your stuff! This community of ours is larger than it seems and we will find you, accept you, and love the sh*t outta you.
Awesome! Keep up the great work Maria :)