Articles written by: Vikki Reich

Vikki writes about the intersection of contemporary lesbian life, parenthood and pop culture at her personal blog Up Popped A Fox. She is the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Twin Cities. In 2013, she completed the Foreword Writing Apprenticeship in Creative Nonfiction at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and is a 2013 recipient of the Beyond the Pure Fellowship for writers. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner and two kids and, in the real world, she never speaks of herself in the third person.

Lesbians Raising Sons
Family / Parenting

Lesbians Raising Sons

What is it like to be a boy raised by two women?

The VillageQ Valentine’s Day Playlist
Culture / Music

The VillageQ Valentine’s Day Playlist

Oh Valentine’s Day!  Some people love you and your Hallmark cards and your chocolates filled with mysterious (and mostly undesirable) fillings. Some people do their best to ignore you and some actively hate you and your fat baby with wings who shoots people in the lovelorn ass. Some people are chained […]

What Happened at School?
Family / Parenting

What Happened at School?

Sometimes, as a queer parent, I’m a little too vigilant.

Cranky Lesbian Moms React to Young Lesbian Love in Hallmark Ad
Culture / Media

Cranky Lesbian Moms React to Young Lesbian Love in Hallmark Ad

We’ve made enough progress that we can be a little cynical about Hallmark and lesbian love, right?

Watching for the Wrong Reasons: A Lesbian’s Memoir of Television
Culture / Entertainment

Watching for the Wrong Reasons: A Lesbian’s Memoir of Television

Sometimes, I watch TV for the wrong reasons…like Claire Underwood in an oxford or Kalinda Sharma with a baseball bat.

Photo credit: ifree press
Celebrities / Culture

Naya Rivera Comes Out as Bisexual and Crazy

Naya Rivera implied that she is a crazy bisexual while hosting The View yesterday. Does her statement help or hurt bisexual visbility?

Passing As Straight
Identity / Life

Passing As Straight

When wearing my “I Love My Portuguese Husband” shirt, I’ve wondered if I pass as straight. Now I have the answer.

Our Lives in Pictures
Family / Kids / Parenting

Our Lives in Pictures

Looking through old pictures made me realize how much having children has changed me.

VillageQ 2014 Retrospective
News & Politics

VillageQ 2014 Retrospective

It’s Monday of a new year and we are all returning to our normal routines but we are also probably a little distracted which means it is a great time to do a little reading, don’t you think? In reviewing our most popular posts of 2014, I realized that – even in […]

Highlights from the VillageQ Directory
Community / Featured blogs

Highlights from the VillageQ Directory

Each week, we’ll be highlighting posts from the blogs in our directory. There were so many to choose from last week but we’re keeping it to just five. Enjoy! 1. The Homesteady makes Chocolate Peppermint French Macarons and they look delicious. 2. Mama Hears A Who shares a sweet story […]