Posts Tagged ‘women’

Friday link roundup 4/7

50 things to say to you child instead of “How was your day?”

In this short film, kids describe their emotions.

How screen time may affect kids’ sensory processing abilities.

How having a transgender child changed this Texas mother’s perspective. Also talks about transgender children in schools, policies, bathrooms, and much more.

In case of emergency: A story (article and video clip) about the seed vault in remote northern Norway, full of seeds from plants from all over the world.

On a matriarchal tribe in southwest China.

In pursuit of a flat stomach? Why having a little belly fat is a good thing for women.

In light of the recent chemical attack in Syria, how chemical attacks impact children.

Link roundup

I didn’t getting around to posting links yesterday. I did, however, go to an art/open mic-like event and sold some of my art and jewelry!

Now on to the links!

Obituaries of two inspiring women:  Shirley Childress, deaf rights activist, and camerawoman/photojournalist Margaret Moth (this one is from years ago, but still a stunning portrait).

Different types of exercise affect different parts of the brain.

One person’s therapy journey and three tips for finding a good therapist.

How several of the London Tube stops got their names.

Volcanoes have long been the subject of fascination in many different disciplines, from science to literature to art. A BBC reporter investigates why volcanoes are so compelling.

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 1/27

In terms of activism, this article from Everyday Feminism explains why marching isn’t the only way.

Making history:  Museums from all around the world have been collecting signs from the women’s marches.

Have an opinion about an issue, and have difficulty with the idea of calling your senators and representatives? This post gives tips for people with social anxiety. I personally think it could be helpful for anyone who might need to reserve energy for these types of things.

Want to write a letter to Congress? This site gives tips on how to write an effective letter so that your voice is more likely to be heard.

How to Stay Outraged without Losing Your Mind: this post gives some good tips on how to stay aware and active under the current political climate without burning out. Self-care and occasionally unplugging are part of this, too.

A study shows that girls as young as six may already have gendered beliefs about intelligence.

Thanks to recent rain and show, California’s drought is finally coming to an end.

Friday link roundup 1/20

A study found that women only said 26% of the words in the biggest movies in 2016.

Thousands will be in Washington D.C. tomorrow for the Women’s March on Washington. Here are ideas on how to support the movement from home.

The Woman’s March has gone global; here is an article about the rallies in Scandinavia.

After posting yesterday, I was happy to see this article: For people who might not have the physical ability or stamina to join Saturday’s marches and rallies, activists created the Disability March so participants can participate virtually.  On this website, people can post their pictures and share why they’re marching.

Heroine: Women’s Creative Leadership is a regular podcast on women, leadership, creativity, and more.

Canadian musician Buffy Sainte-Marie is being recognized for her dedication to protecting Indigenous communities and intellectual property.

Friday link roundup 11/4

Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks performed “Daddy Lessons” at the Country Music Awards. This NPR article reflects about the significance of the act, while another article discusses the backlash of negative comments about the performance on social media. See the performance here, or listen to the studio version here.

Glamour magazine names Emily Doe woman of the year, and she writes an eloquent update about her life after Brock Turner’s conviction and short sentence, and what it means to be a survivor.

A trial on male birth control shots was cut short due to side effects. These side effects are similar to many of the side effects women who take hormonal birth control.  experience. This article from the Atlantic discusses the different stakes of male and female birth control.

About a woman who took a year off to find love and wrote about her experiences.

Do parents invade their children’s privacy when they post photos of them online? This NPR article discusses and investigates this question.

In the United States, Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th. How an elementary school teacher taught her students about the electoral process through teaching them about the election of 1800. Time magazine ranks the “dirtiest elections” in U.S. history and discusses how the current election compares. Variety shares the livestreams and updates that will be available on election day.

Friday link roundup 9/30

Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma. An important read for anyone who has experienced trauma and their loved ones.

Marzi of Introvert Doodles created a chart of a dilemma that introverts sometimes (er, often?) face: when to go out and when to stay in.

About an artist who painted her circle of women at the turn of the 20th century.

In Colombia, a peace deal brings 52 years of conflict to an end.

About the strategy Obama’s female staffers took to make sure their voices were heard.