Notes on February, Candy Hearts, and Self-Love.

As we start to slide into February, with candy hearts and cupids flooding our peripheral vision, you may (or may not) notice that love is in the air. And while corporate marketing often tells us that this month is reserved for traditional romantic love – usually depicted through cisgender, heteronormative relationships – we as individuals have the ability to celebrate love in all its forms. From our significant others to our family to our friends who are like family to our furry family, or to that door person or barista that you don’t really know but do kinda know– it’s all love. And especially in these times, love is something to be emphasized, multiplied, and shouted from the rooftops.

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