Posts Tagged ‘racism’

Friday link roundup 9/23

The syllabus for the Black Lives Matter class at New York University.

Why the upcoming documentary on boys and toxic masculinity, The Mask You Live In, is so important.

On the idea of renewable marriage contracts.

H & M released an ad that celebrates women in their many colors, shapes, and interests.

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Friday link roundup 8/19

A Baltimore elementary school is sending children to a mindfulness room instead of the principal’s office. Through teaching them mindfulness techniques, the students learn how to navigate through conflict in mindful, rather than reactive, ways.

A Q&A with a National Geographic photographer about his work and the power of photography.

Ever felt like you lacked words when a loved one is grieving? This Upworthy article has insights on grief and ideas on what to say.

Last week, swimmer Simone Manuel won an Olympic gold medal. She is the first African-American to win a gold medal in an individual swimming event in the Olympics. This article shares why this is such a big deal, and reflects on swimming’s racist past in the United States.

Friday link roundup 8/5

Am I A Dancer Who Gave Up? A dancer and activist responds to the question: “Did you have any sort of breakdown when you gave up on your dreams?” and discusses how her dream got bigger.

Struggling with insomnia? There’s a series of ingeniously boring podcast bedtime stories specifically made to help people fall asleep.

How to Listen When You Disagree: Whether it’s about a controversial issue (as in this case, where the author stood outside the Republican National Convention and offered space to listen about anything people might want to share) or something smaller, this post gives  insight about how to listen to people’s differing opinions – and to understand that behind strong opinions, there can be very personal stories.

In this post, a disturbing train ride brings a white woman new perspective on racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Sometimes a career change can allow someone to “bloom” again:  Lisa Congon talks about her journey from schoolteacher to successful artist and blogger.

Friday link roundup 12/18

Buzzfeed held their own mental health awareness week.  NAMI selected their favorite articles from the week.  I also appreciated this piece on what it can be like to have both anxiety and depression.

As part of my sensory processing disorder, I struggle with vestibular issues.  This article does an excellent job at explaining the vestibular system, how it works, and exercises aimed to help with balance and coordination.

Trigger warning:  rape.  This article’s story unfolds in a well-written and unexpected way:  An Unbelievable Story of Rape.  My dad recommended that I not read it at night because of the content and how gripping it is, and I’m glad I took his advice.

On lack of affordable housing in Utah, despite their rehousing programs.  This article brings this national issue to light from a local lens.

Admittedly, I have had times where I’ve walked quickly past panhandlers without making eye contact, and felt ashamed for it afterwards.  I think this article has some great suggestions:  3 Ways to Responsibly and Compassionately Respond to Panhandling.

Lessons from Harry Potter in working towards social justice.  It’s more than just magic. 

“I am writing to you because it has gotten just that bad. I have found myself telling too many people about the advice given to me years ago by the late composer Herbert Brun, a German Jewish man who fled Germany at the age of fifteen: ‘Be sure that your passport is in order.'”  A Letter from a Muslim American to Non-Muslim Allies

Friday link roundup 12/4

A Nova Scotia company puts out a stationary line of cards for people with mental illness.

A therapist on the potential healing power of fantasy worlds.

How Many Racists Have I Slept With?  An American Muslim man discusses racism and intimacy.

A dance teacher’s take on words, honesty, and shaping healthy dancers.  I think her approach could be used in fields other than dance, too.

It’s about time:  Study suggests that brains aren’t actually “male” or “female.”

There is an annual contest where PhD candidates dance their dissertation topics.