1. This Day Brought Me to Tears from Jena Schwartz. This blog post brought me to tears. Jena at her best is like…I can’t even think of what, because there’s just nothing like her at her best.
2. 25 Famous Women on Dealing With Anxiety and Depression.
3. Attention white women: The Primal, Unyielding, and Dangerous Ego of Missy Anne, and The Decolonization of White Feminist Consciousness, and The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy, and Befriending Becky: On The Imperative Of Intersectional Solidarity, and Decentering Whiteness, and 20 Black Women You Should Be Following Right Now.
4. Knocked down by the election? Here’s how to move on. Because this, “I had to stand at the exact same moment that I could not stand.”
5. Lemonade Didn’t Win Album Of The Year Because White People Don’t Know How To Not Be White People.
6. New Platform Promotes Images Of Black People Engaging In Acts Of Affection. In related news, Artist Addresses The Racist History Of Photographing Men Of Color.
7. Renowned programmer pulls out of tech conference hosted by Shopify. “Toronto developer, who teaches coding to women and minorities, says Ottawa firm’s relationship with Breitbart puts it ‘on the wrong side of history.'”
8. Accidental Racism, Intentional Activism.
9. Stephen Miller is the latest insufferable liar and bigot on Team Trump.
10. Museum removes every piece of art created by immigrants.
11. Another great black history month reading list.
12. Edmonton photographer wins World Press Photo award for Standing Rock coverage.
13. Wisdom from Brave Girls Club,
It’s ok to want things that don’t make sense to others, dear friend. It’s ok to be content with a simple life, to pass up on things that others find tempting, to walk a path that is not often traveled…maybe even a path that has never been traveled before. Please don’t get caught up in the confusing, hurtful and destructive belief that you are somehow obligated to live the life that everyone else seems to think you should live. Please listen to YOUR heart. Please shut out the opinions, advice and voices of “reason” that make you feel so uneasy, confused and inadequate. Be with your truth….be with the source of that truth. Get quiet and listen listen listen to your heart. Your path is your path….the very path that you were created to travel. Your decisions are your decisions…the very decisions that your Creator will help you to make. Go where the peace is….in your life, in your relationships, and especially in all of your decisions. Make choices that bring you the most peace….even when those decisions don’t make sense to the outside world. You have what it takes to hear your truth, beautiful friend…and you do not walk alone.
14. Social Justice Intensive: Spring 2017. “Join us, Desiree Adaway, Ericka Hines and Jessica Fish as we create a brave space to explore issues of race, religion and gender. We will analyze these issues through a lens of power, privilege, and binaries while helping you develop your social justice muscle and critical observations on key issues occurring in our world today.”
15. Trump Supporters Receive “Mainstream Media Accountability Survey” Moments After President Slams Reporters. Blergh.
16. Let Van Jones Explain How Mass Incarceration Led Directly to Trump’s Win.
17. When Did Compassion Become Partisan Politics? from John Pavlovitz, a wise and compassionate voice.
18. Recipes I want to try: Carrot & Chickpea Veggie Burger, and Melting Sweet Potatoes, and Asian Noodle Salad, and Roasted Veggie Salad, and Chocolate Mug Cake.
19. Turns out Black History took more than a month? Ashley Nicole Black investigates. Some good advice from people who have faced this before.
20. We Need to Start Telling the Truth About White Supremacy in Our Schools.
21. The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week. You know what I just realized? It’s someone’s job, at least in part, to spend the week reading Twitter, just looking for funny tweets from women. Probably an unpaid intern, but still, not a bad gig.
22. Help Us #Resist…Better. Put your money where your mouth is.
23. The most powerful art from the #BlackLivesMatter movement, three years in.
24. Glenn McCoy and ‘The New Problem’ With Racism.
25. Amazing street art blended in with nature.
26. ‘Eating disorders are black women’s issues too.’ “Georgia suffered from eating disorders through her teenage years. Thinspiration Tumblrs inspired her to lose weight but that spiralled to starvation and bulimia. Now recovered, she wonders why black women are rarely identified as having eating disorders.”
27. 5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News.
28. Watch the Debut Episode of Revolutionary New Web Series Brown Girls.
29. ‘There Is No Good Card For This’: What To Say When ‘Condolences’ Isn’t Enough.
30. I Wish I’d Known… Me too. Meeee toooo.
31. Ken Nwadike spreads love to everyone through “Free Hugs.”
32. Is Reverse Racism A “Thing?” “There is no such thing as reverse racism and here’s why.”
33. 50 Ways People Expect Constant Emotional Labor from Women and Femmes.
34. 12 Black-Led Podcasts To Listen To Now.
35. American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. The first feature documentary about Maya Angelou’s life premieres nationwide Tuesday, February 21 at 8 p.m. on PBS. In related news, the documentary The Talk premieres on PBS tonight.
36. Art21. “Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists.” Their video series is really cool.