Afternoon Snack

Hello to everyone out there struggling, there’s a lot of us right now! We’re starting off with some abortion access and protest tips, and then sharing the things that bring us a little joy through it all. It’s your weekly Afternoon Snack!

The Nib has reposted an older, but still relevant resource for staying safer in the streets while protesting.

A go-to thread for self-abortion resources:

As many of you already know, POME (and the majority of our editors and contributors) are based in Texas, so: here is a breakdown of how the overturning of Roe affects Texans, one of the major trial grounds for Everything Happening Right Now.

Reminder to be cautious about new abortion access orgs popping up seemingly out of nowhere: we are not assuming they’re not legitimate, but in this age of apps selling your abortion related search results, vetting sources for access and care is more important than ever. Take it from someone who’s been in the game for a long, long time.

If you are much in need of a healing draught, this essay by Jessica Grose on the United Order of Tents is near-guaranteed to fill your heart with admiration and hope.

Annette Richter is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen: silver hair surrounding a nearly unlined face, with wide, kind eyes. She is, understandably, treated like a celebrity in this hotel banquet hall in Chesapeake, Virginia, full of about 150 black women, and although I am able to briefly introduce myself, I am quickly prevented from saying more by some very politely determined women who encircle her for selfies.

This is the first night of the 150th anniversary celebration for the United Order of Tents, a secret society of black women. Annette Richter is the great-great-granddaughter of Annetta M. Lane, the enslaved woman who founded this order in 1867.

New serotonin source announcement: the gay golf anime has been renewed for a second season!!! 🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♀️

Pride month isn’t over just yet – which means you still have time to snag the Pride Month comics collection from Humble Bundle! Lots of our faves and TBRs are here for a very attractive price.

Sometimes things can be good even within the context of our late capitalist hellscape: the Seven Seas union has obtained voluntary recognition, let’s go!!!

As we continue to live through a mass disabling event, many norms that we have taken for granted are going to have to change if we are to improve, somewhat, as a society. One seemingly small but excellent example? How pre-minced garlic in a jar saved Gabrielle Drolet’s love of cooking after developing a permanent injury in her hand.

Because we want you to exit this post at least somewhat bolstered, we saved the best post of all-recent-time for last.

Take care until next week, sweet POMEs!

Ashley Gallagher

Ashley Gallagher

Ashley writes comics and emails from zir burrow in the Pacific Northwest. Ze is a sentient subtropical swamp fern whose favorite food is old words.
A collage featuring the top 10 crones of the year for 2023.

Crones of the Year 2023

As we spiral ever further towards certain catastrophe on this interminable mortal coil, there are some lights of hope that pass fleetingly by. Most often: the crones or otherwise eternal baddies found in all of our favorite escapist media. And so we present our top ten 2023 Crones of the Year.

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