Today is the first day of Black History Month, which is one reason Danie Ocean Jackson is ready to share their piece on why Black, queer, disabled self-love is a necessary path to a world that includes everyone. February is also Eating Disorders Awareness Month, which is why we're also sharing a personal perspective from survivor Daralyse Lyons.
Sometimes we get a breath between the openings that make up most of our coverage, and this week, we're taking it with these excellent essays. Don't miss Anndee Hochman's latest piece, which, as a story about chocolate and the glorious dangers of love, is a perfect read for anyone thinking about Valentine's Day, another February event.
Next week we're back with (you guessed it) plenty of openings, so stay tuned.