Posts Tagged ‘activism’

Link roundup 8/26

Yesterday included auditioning to teach Nia classes at a gym and submitting my first proofreading job. It was like super audition day/week or something. So I did not get around to posting links.

Latest updates on Hurricane (now tropical storm) Harvey.

How Amazon’s acquiring Whole Foods will change the health food chain in terms of prices and discounts.

An interview with Vanessa Adrianna Nadal, amazing lawyer and engineer (who also happens to be the wife of playwright/composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda).

10 + of the Best Pictures of 2017 Solar Eclipse. (It was cloudy here, but I enjoyed watching NASA’s live broadcast).

A syllabus for white people to educate themselves about race, privilege, history, and more — a crowdsourced Google Docs with great links and resources.

How U.S. presidents ended up with the power to pardon.

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Friday link roundup 8/18

From Alternet: 10 healthy food essentials that you can easily make at home.

From The Atlantic: Hidden texts: Uncovering ancient languages from manuscripts from a monastery library on the Sinai Peninsula.

If you enjoy Game of Thrones, here are some epic fantasy books written by women.

Target just unveiled a sensory-friendly clothing line for kids.

From NPR: Many nurses lack the knowledge of health risks to mothers post-childbirth.

Four organizations fighting racism to donate to following the violence in Charlottesville. How to talk to kids about what happened in Charlottesville.

Children’s books about race and social justice.

On the continuing effects of the Civil War and the significance of statues and monuments.

Friday link roundup 6/23

Swimwear pieces that can be worn as tops or bottoms — a versatile bikini that can be worn in many styles.

A list of best (and sometimes very interesting!) ice cream flavors served in ice cream shops across the United States.

Dollar stores are cheap and convenient, and sometimes it’s worth it to get something there…and at other times, not so much. Here are some recommendations on what to buy at dollar stores.

It’s been a hot week in the United States this week — it even made it to 120 degrees Fahrenheit where I live. The amount of heat waves may continue to rise. According to this National Geographic article, a study indicates that up to 75 percent of people could regularly face deadly heatwaves by 2100 unless carbon emissions plummet.

An accessible water park for people with disabilities just opened in San Antonio, Texas.

On making leadership accessible for chronically ill activists.

Some Swedish kindergartens are trying a gender neutral approach in their classrooms. 

Bosnian students protest against ethnically segregated schools.

Friday link roundup 5/12

Starting today, the U.S. Department of the Interior is holding a public comment period for the national monuments under review. This link includes a list of the monuments and directions on where to voice your opinion.

On the feminist legacy of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-sitter’s Club series.

On people with disabilities telling their truth. Includes commentary on media coverage and health care.

A nonprofit youth dance company has a residency at the San Diego airport.

Melissa McCarthy is hosting Saturday Night Live this week.

 

Friday link roundup 4/21

Netflix has released a series called 13 Reasons Why, based on the book by the same name. While I’ve read plot synopses, I’ve never read or watched either one (my choice). The story is centers around a teenager who dies by suicide and the tapes she leaves behind to describe what (and who) contributed to her decision. I’m sharing articles about the series because the show addresses sensitive topics, and I think raising mental health and suicide awareness is important — and it’s also important to make an informed decision on whether to watch the show (or things to consider if you do). So, trigger warning in these articles for mentions and discussions of suicide, rape, and sexual harassment and assault.  A guide to the series for parents and teachers.  First-person articles from people who have watched it: Why I Wish I Didn’t Watch ’13 Reasons Why.’  4 Important Lessons From ’13 Reasons Why.’  About the show’s visual choices and using teen iconography.  From someone who lost a friend as a teen: 13 Reasons Why Tells a Captivating Story, but Not My Story.  How the show’s promise to raise teen mental health awareness backfired.  On how the show addresses rape culture.

Have some nostalgia with a show that depicts the background of an infamous fictional thief: A future Netflix release that might excite people who grew up in the ’90s: Carmen Sandiego! I don’t know how many hours I spent playing “Where in the World…” then “Where in Time…” on my computer, in addition to watching the PBS game show. I think I also watched the cartoon series a few times, too.

Creative Action Network: A global community of artist and designers making art with purpose. Plus, you can submit your own art that follow the different sayings and themes!

Live updates of the March for Science from all around the world.

There’s a theory that there are four types of introversion.

A few reactions to Starbucks’ limited-time-only Unicorn Frappuccino. What I’ve heard from people I know: “It’s sweet,” and “I’m not sure about this…”

Friday link roundup 3/10

Iceland becomes the first country to make equal pay mandatory.

Slovenia adds the right to drinkable water to their constitution.

An Iranian playwright wrote a play about the refugee detention centers in Australia.

At five years old, a girl from Oklahoma becomes the youngest person to qualify for the National Spelling Bee.

A bookstore decided to demonstrate how sexism affects the publishing industry by flipping books written by men around. The result is eye-opening.

On the Native Nations Rise march for indigenous rights.

Photos and commentary from “A Day without A Woman”/International Women’s Day throughout the United States.

Friday link roundup 2/17

A 12-year-old is publishing an activism guide for children and teens.

Finland is in the process of implementing changes in their educational system, which will result in interdisciplinary classes and an elimination of school subjects for students ages 16 and up.

On yesterday’s “Day Without Immigrants” strike/protests.

Explore the digital archive of radical and activist posters.

What famous novels look like stripped of everything but punctuation.

Watch baby sloths have a conversation.