2. The women fighting elephant poaching. (video) “‘Hunt my animals and I’ll catch you.’ Zimbabwe’s armed female anti-poaching unit protect one of the biggest elephant populations in Africa. This is their story.”
3. Ballpoint Pen Artist on 60 Second Docs (video).
5. Karen Walrond’s weekly This Was a Good Week list on Chookooloonks. (The first four items on my list this week are from her list this week). Also from Karen, the latest episode of her podcast, make light, season 3, episode 8: make light when you hate your job.
6. August Break with Susannah Conway starts August 1. “I’ve put together a list of prompts to turn your August into a photo treasure hunt and there’s a Facebook group, an Instagram hashtag and a blog roll too if you’d like to share your photos with the group.”
7. The Three Most Powerful Motivations from Zen Habits.
9. Listen to ‘Dear Sugars’: Trust Your Body — With Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant – The New York Times.
12. A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Sexually Abused in an Immigrant-Detention Center. “Separated from her mother by Trump’s zero-tolerance policy, the child was forced to sign a statement confirming that she understood it was her responsibility to stay away from her abuser.”
14. Chesterfield family has message for parents after 4-month-old dies of meningitis. “If anything comes out of this we want people to be aware that vaccinations can prevent things like this. Vaccines aren’t just for kids they’re for adults too. He was just a baby, so he really didn’t have much of a chance.”
16. Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis hospitalized. He’s one of our best. May he be well.
24. Dogs woken up with the smell of a treat. (video)
26. How White People Handle Diversity Training in the Workplace. “Confronted with their own shortcomings, white employees often shut down the dialogue—or frame themselves as victims.”
28. Is PC Culture Anti-Free Speech? (video)
30. Roseanne Barr Tells Fox’s Hannity That Racist Tweet Was A Big Misunderstanding. First she says “I thought the bitch was white.” Now she claims because she thought she was Middle Eastern, it wasn’t racism?! Someone needs to explain to her what racism is.
31. 25Park (Alison Brettschneider) And Why White Women Are So Hard To Trust. Until Alison Brettschneider made her Instagram account private, I was watching this unfold. I wish she wouldn’t have made her account private, or deleted people’s comments and blocked others, because watching her act out and interact with those who called her out was the best example of peak white feminism I’ve ever seen. In related news, #SayHerName: Celebrities Draw Attention to the Death of Nia Wilson in the Week Following her Fatal Stabbing.
33. Ellen Maud Bennett’s Obituary, in which she says, “A final message Ellen wanted to share was about the fat shaming she endured from the medical profession. Over the past few years of feeling unwell she sought out medical intervention and no one offered any support or suggestions beyond weight loss. Ellen’s dying wish was that women of size make her death matter by advocating strongly for their health and not accepting that fat is the only relevant health issue.” She died of cancer. They kept telling her only “problem” was that she was fat.
34. Rejoice! The long-rumored Deadwood movie is officially happening. Rejoice, cocksuckers!
36. This Guy And His Dog Changed Each Other’s Entire Worlds. (video) “This guy was recovering from addiction and didn’t have a job when he rescued a scared, shut down pit bull named Clove. Today on Soulmates, watch how Clove’s dad figured out that extreme hiking made her very happy — and it ended up being their ticket to falling in love with the world again.”
37. White Supremacy Is the Water by Jena Schwartz.
39. This brave woman refused to sit down on a flight because there was a man being deported on board. (video) “She continued to stand despite pressure and harrasment from people on the plane, rallying other passengers to stand with her and stop the man from being deported.”
40. Man Arrested in Horrific Stabbing Death of Nia Wilson; Bay Area Protesters Demand Justice. Tell me again how building a wall is going to keep us safe. I dare you.
42. Nope, I’m Not Trying to Lose Weight by Jes Baker. “For the first time in my life, I’m not obsessing about my body size at all because my quest for healing and full-body wellness simply cannot be determined by a number on the scale.” Amen.
43. Me Little Me – A Film About Recovery. “We are currently raising funds for a feature film that we hope will dispel the myths about who suffers from eating disorders and why.”
45. A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism from The New Yorker.
48. Artist paints beautiful tiny landscapes onto pennies. (video)
49. The cutest video I’ve ever seen. “When Osiris was a baby he used to love this little music box and even now 8 months later he still likes for me to play music like this when we go to sleep at night.”
50. This is what it’s like to be a black business owner in a gentrifying SF neighborhood: Racist graffiti and calls to the police for unlocking your own store. (video)
51. ‘Eighth Grade’ Review: Tender Take on Teen Angst Is Flat-Out Triumph. “Bo Burnham’s story about a 14-year-old misfit is one of the funniest, saddest and most heartfelt teen movies ever.”
52. Archie the thief, steals stuff to annoy his owner. (video)
57. How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women on The New York Times.