April Review

A board of 6 images has the title, April Review. The 6 images are as follows. Image 1, a cover states, how to make the distance work, a guide. Image 2, a cover states, lesbians and their laptops, visibility week, suzie. Lesbian sex, dating, and disability. A young woman sits in front of the lesbian pride flag. Image 3. Eve and Villanelle from killing eve pose while dancing. Image 5. A book cover states, Robin Talley, Lies we tell ourselves. Image 6. A woman gentleman jack poses with a top hat and period clothes.

Monthly reviews recaps blog post activity on “A Lesbian and Her Laptop,” LGBTQ+ content to look for, personal updates, and what’s coming up for the blog next month.

This Month on “A Lesbian and Her Laptop”

We had a busy month with a total 11 blog posts and over 1,000 views! The blog started two important series this month, including the “How to Make the Distance Work” guide and “Lesbians and Their Laptop” series that featured 5 lesbian guest posts. The blog also snuck in one queer book review for Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley.

The long-distance guide has one more post left in the series but has so far done very well. Many people in long-distance relationships have reached out to me on Twitter, to share their own stories and comment on how the advice has helped in some way. These connections greatly motivate me to keep writing! I love connecting with friends and readers who enjoy and felt impacted by the blog posts.

Lesbians and Their Laptop is a series that celebrates lesbian diversity. Each writer I worked with brought a different take to the lesbian experience, and some offered a little look into the intersectionality of minority identities. If you only read one of these posts, let that one be “Lesbian Sex, Dating and Disability” by Suzie for its thoughtful take on the unspoken overlap in the sex lives of disabled lesbians.

LGBTQ+ Content to Look For

On April 7, season 2 of Killing Eve aired on BBC America and finished the month with its fourth episode (halfway through the season). The thriller focuses on the mutual obsession between psychopathic assassin, Villanelle, and MI6 agent, Eve Polastri. Yes, it is a canon mutual obsession.

On the 4th, The CW show, In the Dark began its first season. The show focuses on a blind woman’s attempt to solve the mystery of her missing friend. The protagonist’s best friend and roommate is a canon lesbian who is in a relationship with her girlfriend. (And they even look happy!)

On April 22 (my birthday, what a treat) HBO premiered its new series, Gentleman Jack. The show depicts the life of Anne Lister, a British woman from the 1800s who left diaries of her life, including her lesbian relationships and land-owning activities (a big deal for females back in the day). I haven’t watched this yet, but I will be! I watched the film based on the same woman (The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister) a while back and very much enjoyed it.

Personal Updates

Since my birthday was this month, I got lots of cool and gay gifts. Most of which included several LGBTQ books from my girlfriend, which I am very excited to read and write reviews on for all of you. She also sent a bouquet of beautiful rainbow roses that I refuse to throw away even though they’re all dead now.

Author Luke Jennings also sent me a copy of his book, Killing Eve: No Tomorrow, which I am currently reading. My friends sent me a cool Gay mug, some Killing Eve art and stickers, and a feminist icon keychain that I’ve already put to good use.

My new hobby obsession currently in rotation is doing puzzles. In April, I’ve done 3 puzzles and I’m currently working on one I received as a gift from my mom: a 2,000 piece puzzle of a sweets shop. I’m also preparing to get back into gardening by stocking up on some seeds and assembling my family’s new composting bin. I also tried coconut cream pie for the first time (good) and curly wurly shampoo from Lush (also with coconut also good).

Next Month on “A Lesbian and Her Laptop”

I have at least two queer book reviews coming to you in May, including Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Killing Eve: No Tomorrow. Later this week, I will be publishing the last post in the long-distance relationship guide focusing on looking forward in the relationship. I’m also planning to update the “How I Met My Girlfriend” series with Jas’ BPD treatment progress for Mental Health Awareness Month. Last on the docket is some guest posts for Pansexual Visibility Day.

If you enjoyed any of my posts this month, consider supporting my work by buying me a $3 coffee!

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