all the things she said; a review

All the things she said: Everything I Know About Modern Lesbian and Bi Culture by Daisy Jones

Publisher: Coronet ¦ Hodder & Stoughton

Publication Date: June 3rd, 2021

A modern, personal guide to the culture of queer women and everyone in between. 

All The Things She Said explores the nature of 21st century queerness. Lesbian and bi culture is ever-changing and here, journalist Daisy Jones unpicks outdated stereotypes and shows how, over the past few years, the style and shared language of queer women has slowly infiltrated the mainstream. (Think less hemp sandals, IKEA trips and nut milks and more freedom, expression, community. And Cate Blanchett.)

From the dingy basement clubs of east London to the unchartered realms of TikTok, cutting in DIY mullets and christening Meryl Streep ‘Daddy’, Daisy explores the multifaceted nature of what it means to be lesbian or bi today, while also looking back and celebrating the past. 

The book shines a light on the never-ending process of coming out, what it’s like to date as a queer woman, how physical nightlife spaces have evolved into online communities and the reasons why mental health issues have disproportionately impacted LGBTQ+ people.

As someone immersed in the queer culture of women, Daisy brings both the personal perspective and a journalistic one to this changing landscape. Through interviews and lived experience, a cohesive image emerges: one which shows that being lesbian, bi, or anything in between, isn’t necessarily always tied to gender, sexual practice or even romantic attraction. 

With verve, humour and razor-sharp prose, Daisy paints a vital and insightful modern day portrait of what it means to be a queer woman in 2021.

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An Exploration on the Importance of Queer and LGBTQ+ Literature and Television in the United Kingdom

For LGBTQ+ history month, I channeled my energy into writing an essay-turned-personal-essay-turned-blog-post on LGBTQ+ media throughout my childhood, and some thoughts on improving the appearance of LGBTQ+ portrayals in said media.

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Handsome Devil; – a pride month review

Happy Pride month to all my fellow LGBTQ+ people 🌈

Each week, I am going to review either a book, TV show, or film that I think is super important for naturalising queers in the media! I’m aiming to have either the writers, or actors, be a part of the LGBTQ+ community, as well.

First up is the Irish drama Handsome Devil, written and directed by John Butler.

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