Mid-Week Links

Friends! Here's what I'm really into this week! The Article

It’s like we all said hey, let’s change the narrative for women, but not change anything else. And then expected women to be so grateful that we’re allowed to have casual sex and work now that we wouldn’t notice that we’re being pushed toward an ever less attainable and less desirable goal. 

"Having It All Kinda Sucks" by Amy Westervelt on Medium

The Life Hack

I’m unabashedly a writer-downer of things; in fact, the sheer act of writing helps me remember and process. As much as I love digital tools and still use several, old-fashioned paper gives me a lot of bang for my buck. I actually get more done, even online.

"How I Use My Bullet Journal" by Tsh Oxenreider on The Art of Simple

The Product

I Think Your Sexist Jokes Are Boring tote bag from Feminist Apparel

The Book

Oh my goodness, I just finished reading Interview With A Vampire by Anne Rice. I'd seen the movie ages ago, but never read the book. My friend Sarah was so 100% right, this shit is amazing, and so much better than the film.  Ineffably lovely and sensual. Dang.

The Funny

Fake Bill Nye killing it

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Mid-Week Links

There is some amazing stuff online this week! "How Makeup Got Me Through My Darkest Moment" by Sanam, published on Refinery29 - A bad ass Desi writer and artist, Sanam talks selfies, self love, and depression.

"The Sliding Scale: A Tool of Economic Justice" by Alexis Cunningfolk, on Worts and Cunning - A great guide to understanding the sliding scale, why you should use one with your products, and how to implement one. Will definitely be doing this when I start offering products and for my paid events!

"10 Habits of Self-Made Female Millionaires" by Paige Brettingen, on Refinery29 - I haven't talked about it much yet, but I'm really passionate about women having financial independence and stability. There are some great tips here: especially slide 7.

"You Want Me to Do What? Four Things to Know About Your First Turkish Bath" by Beth Santos, on She's Wanderful - Two things: I love cultural travel tips (waves *hello* to my fellow Anthropology majors), and the second to last paragraph makes me so happy!

Also, I went for a nice walk yesterday, and found a lovely sidewalk rose bush.

vscocam-photo-1 have a happy day y'all,

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Mid-Week Links

There was some seriously great stuff around the web this week - "Navajo nation declares state of emergency over 'tragic' spill" by Tristan Ahtone, published on AlJazeera America - THIS 'Meanwhile, the Gold King Mine continues to leach contaminants into the Animas River.'

"Tina Brown Talks Sexism, Power, and Women's Careers" by Tina Brown as told to Jennifer Vineyard, published on The Cut - great piece on a magazine editrix's story of climbing up the media ranks as a woman

"How to Align your Budget with Your Goals" by Blonde On a Budget - Definitely going to give this a try! Excited! Plus A WORKSHEET!

Feminist Sticker Club - this is a thing that exists and I've already signed up - cannot wait! 

Don't forget, if you want to win a SWAG BAG of goodies, check out yesterday's post!

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Mid-Week Links

Howdy friends, Time to CELEBRATE some bad ass writers from around the internet. I've been loving all of these articles and posts this week. Thanks for sharing your awesomeness guys! "Anti-Choice Crowd Perverts 'Black Lives Matter' on Twitter" by Imani Gandy, published on RH Reality Check - terrific piece about how people who oppose abortion on twitter have co-opted the 'Black Lives Matter' statement.

"I Read the '4 Hour Work Week' So You Don't Have To" by Beth Maiden of Little Red Tarot - taking down smug white dudes, one post at a time.

"A sweet deal: The royal family of cane benefits from political giving" by Amy Bracken, published on Al Jazeera America - very touching investigative article about the relationship that the sugar bosses of America and the Dominican Republic have the US Govt.

"I Am A Cyclist, And I Am Here to Fuck You Up" by Kelly Catchpole, published on Thought Catalog - SO FUNNY. YES. It's all I hope and wish for as I ride my own bike.

Finally, if life is still getting you down, like mine was this past weekend, check out this cockatoo sharing his inner thoughts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRsfOGJ5lZg

 

Mid-Week Links

Here's what's tickling my fancy on the internet this week! My friend Emma talking about the importance of World MS Day (last Wednesday) and awareness of neurological conditions.

"He know that his “success” does not depend upon whether he lands some job or not. He knows he’ll be a success if he continues to practice kindness and courage wherever and with whomever he finds himself." Momastery  Yes please!

The BBC is making a movie about the Bronte sisters!

Mad Max: Fury Road. So. Much. Love. Something else I love? How much the internet loves it too. Exhibit A: Kiss My Wonder Woman's review "Mad Max: Fury Road is the Feminist Rage Movie we Deserve". Exhibit B: this tumblr

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Mid-Week Links

Here's what I'm really into this week! How I Have a Perfect Holiday Season: Austin Woman Magazine - My mom is published!

Wednesday Addams, Smasher of the Patriarchy: Kiss My Wonder Woman - YES.

The Zen Habits Holiday Gift Guide: Zen Habits - Beautiful and practical advice on making gift giving less about stuff, and more about experiences and appreciation.

12 Female Characters Who Keep Shaving Despite Constant Peril: Buzzfeed - Hilarious. I'm always noticing this. The men get ridiculously hirsute, while the women stay silky smooth. Walking Dead, I'm looking at you.

NASA says there will be a manned mission to Mars in the 2030's!! Here's a cool website showing how far away that is in perspective!

Also? I have a beau. It's lovely and new, but feels just right. That is all I'm going to say right now. But know that I'm saying it with a goofy smile on my face.

 

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Posts I'm loving this week! The World's Getting a New Disney Princess Who's Not White: Colorlines - She's Polynesian and she fights sea creatures!

New Moon in Sagittarius: Horoscopes for the Hopeful: Chani Nicholas - I'm not normally one for horoscopes, but dang this feels right.

Doe Fabric Makes a Couch: Carolyn Friedlander - Y'ALL. SHE'S QUILTED A COUCH.

Competitive man-pressing is a thing. This is hilarious, and also a new life goal.

Mid-Week Links

It's Wednesday! I have had a crazy three days at work this week, because I successfully organized a very involved visit for our new software consultants. It went amazingly well, and I feel super proud. As such, I haven't had too much internet time (is that a good thing or a bad thing??), but here's what I've been interested in this past week. This Is What I Mean When I Say 'White Feminism' : Batty Mamzelle - Feminism dearly needs intersectionality AND privilege unpacking.

Revisting my Tiny Homes Pinterest board - I want to make a tiny home happen. Either next year or next decade.

Breathing for Thich Nhat Hanh. He's old and in the hospital. His pebble meditation has helped me immensely over the past year.

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Mid-Week Links

Things that I'm interested in this week... The 25 Most Influential Teens - Time Magazine : I was going to be sad about this (I'm 29 and haven't done ANY of this! Wah!), but now I feel awesome. The future holds amazing things for us yet.

Under 30 Intro to Road Touring - Adventure Cycling : I should do this next spring, right? Any thoughts?

Narrowboat Swallow : Just discovered that one of my favorite internet Tarot readers also lives in a TINY BOAT that she RESTORED HERSELF. Rad.

Contraception in the Zombie Apocalypse - Planned Parenthood : I spend way too much time figuring out what would happen if the zombies came.

The 10 Minute Yoga and Meditation Workout - Beauty Banter : It feels real good.

Ruth Baby Ginsberg won Halloween:

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Mid-Week Links

Thursday still counts as the middle of the week, right? Home Organization Advice from Marie Kondo - NYTimes.com -- Amazing article about one of my favorite topics, clothes purging and organization. Now with wabi sabi folding advice.

Where to find ethically sourced chocolate candy - The Art of Simple -- My birthday is Halloween, and I LOVE chocolate. So this is just about perfect.

Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps - NYTimes.com -- Hilarious and true, but you seriously could share these with any 5th through 9th grader

Practicing Self Care - Honesty with Andrea E. -- Great reminder to make your own list of practices

A Wrinkle in Time: Dirtbag Mrs. Whatsit - The Toast -- OMGGGGGGG YOU GUYS. I'm crying from laughter. Mallory Ortberg is a goddess.

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