Also in this week’s debrief: Roxanne Gay, The Fall Of The House Of Usher, and Jamila Woods 


Hello Autumn, we’ve been waiting for you. As the leaves begin to fall and the air gets cooler, things are starting to finally seem like autumn. If you’re in need of a series to binge-watch, a book to snuggle up to, or some music to blast to keep you warm, you’re in luck. 

Here is our DIVA Friday Round-Up of all the queer goodness that this week offered. 

MUSIC: boygenius – the rest 

No, this is not a drill. No, we are not okay. boygenius – aka the sapphic Holy Trinity – has released a new EP with four more songs on it. After the success of their album the record earlier this year, boygenius is back to stamp on our hearts a little bit more it seems. 

BOOK: Opinions by Roxane Gay

Known for her groundbreaking books Bad Feminist and Hunger, Roxanne Gay is back with a compilation of her best essays. Covering everything from politics, feminism, the culture wars, civil rights, and much more, Roxanne’s new book takes a look back on America’s history. 

MUSIC: Jamila Woods – Water Made Us 

American singer, songwriter and poet Jamila Woods is returning with her third studio album Water Made Us. The neo-soul musician explores love and heartbreak in this new album through both her vocals and spoken word raps. Jamila plays with the nuances of love, exploring the emotion in all its faculties. 

TV: The Fall Of The House Of Usher 

From the director of The Haunting Of Hill House and The Haunting Of Bly Manor comes this new queer horror The Fall Of The House Of Usher. Following siblings Roderick and Madeline and their pharmaceutical company, the series watches the fall of this empire as secrets come to the surface. Starring Kate Siegel and Ruth Codd, we can’t wait to binge-watch this thriller. 

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