Something Good

1. Just 16 Damn Funny Tweets About Being A Writer.

2. Wisdom from Audre Lorde, “I speak out of direct and particular anger at an academic conference, and a white woman says, ‘Tell me how you feel but don’t say it too harshly or I cannot hear you.’ But is it my manner that keeps her from hearing, or the threat of a message that her life may change?”

3. 5 Truths About White Privilege for White People. John Pavlovitz posted this a year ago, but clearly some of you need to hear it again.

4. Paul Jarvis’s new book Company of One is available for pre-order. “Company of One is your official guide to building around the idea that staying small and avoiding growth can be more durable and even more enjoyable than business as usual…The real key to richer and more fulfilling work could be to not create and scale something into a massive corporation, but rather, to work for yourself, determine your own hours, and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one. This book explains how to do just that.”

5. Real Talk Isn’t Easy from Jena Schwartz. “The less insistent I am about being right and the more intent on moral courage and righteousness — individually and collectively — the clearer the task becomes: To keep doing the work that none of us alone can or will complete. To keep widening the circles while tending to the ones closest to us. To keep asking hard questions and not looking away, not backing away from the moments that make us most confused or agitated or fired up.” In related news, this podcast episode: Talking self care for activists with Jena Schwartz.

6. Yoga for Creating Space, a 28 minute practice video from Yoga with Adriene. In her latest newsletter, where she shared this video, she posed a really important set of questions: “What is it that you would like to do but that you are afraid of? What do you need to make space for?”

7. Write Anyway : January 2019, A workshop with Janelle Hanchett. “Learn to write without giving a shit what people think.”

8. How We Can Address Patriarchy. “Lama Rod Owens on why Buddhist community members — especially male-identified teachers, monks, staff, authorities, and lay practitioners — must confront and deal with ethical misconduct, and how to do it.”

9. Emmett Till’s Father Was Also Hanged: A New Book Tells His Story.

10. Trump Considers Terrifying New Policy to Eliminate Transgender Rights. In related news, Anti-Gay Activists Sue Houston Public Library Over Drag Queen Story Hour.

11. More bad behavior: Mrs. Gayle was called a “black bastard” by a passenger who refused to sit next to her, and Police ‘Activists’ Protest Black Woman Who Made Comments About Police Implicit Bias, and 3 White Women Harassed a Black Gardener for More than a Year. He Got Hit With Stalking Charges, and Three Florida Police Officers Are Sent to Prison for False Arrests on The New York Times, and San Diego Elementary School Principal Apologizes for Warning Parents About Black Man in Hoodie at Starbucks, and “This is voter suppression”: black seniors in Georgia ordered off of bus taking them to vote, and White Woman Who Blocked Black Neighbor From Entering Apartment Building Speaks Out, and White Woman Calls 911 On Black Anti-Violence Activists At South Carolina Gas Station, and White Woman Calls Cops On Black Man For Yelling Instructions At His Son During Soccer Game, and Morehouse Grad Who Died After Being Arrested, Tased by California Police Officers, Was Unarmed, Had Mental Health Issues, and New York Man [NON]Apologizes After Viral Video Of Him Berating Black Lyft Driver Leaves Him Unemployed, and #SayHerName: Florida Police Viciously Beat 14-Year-Old Black Girl for ‘Resisting Arrest.’

12. 17 reasons why modern women are struggling so much – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

13. Guy Adopts Stray Dog Who Followed Him On Race. (video)

14. Beyond Appropriation: a letter to my fellow white yoga teachers.

15. Black Rage Is Warranted, And We Don’t Need Your White Judgment.

16. The Horror Pitchfest: An Honest Review of Gary Vaynerchuk, Success Squared and Success Resources Australia.

17. Mom Dies After Being Forced To Wait Seven Hours To Be Operated On For Post-Childbirth Complications.

18. Allies, have you been called out and worked through harm you’ve caused?

19. High School Janitor Helps Students In Need with ‘Giving Closet.’ (video)

20. This Is What Yogis Really Look Like (It’s Not What You Think).

21. Me Too Creator Tarana Burke: Clinton-Lewinsky Affair Was ‘Absolutely An Abuse Of Power.’

22. 18 years ago this judge changed this man’s life. (video)

23. 12 Authors Write About the Libraries They Love on The New York Times.

24. The amazing outcome of The Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds. (video)

25. She is dancing to empower people with disabilities and change others’ attitudes towards them. (video)

26. Mindfulness according to 6 and 7-year-olds. (video)

27. #CaucasianCallingTax: White People Need to Be Taxed for Wasting Police Officers’ Time. In related news, I used to be a 911 dispatcher. I had to respond to racist calls every day.

28. Raccoons & Bubbles. (video)

29. I fought academia’s cult of civility and all I got was this lousy PTSD diagnosis.

30. She Founded Me Too. Now She Wants to Move Past the Trauma on The New York Times.

31. Solange Is Blessing Us With A New Album Coming This Fall!

32. I Was The Only Black Person At Elizabeth Gilbert And Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Brave Magic’ Retreat.

33. A Requiem for ‘White Women,’ Which the National Review Says Is a ‘Disparaging Term.’ In related news, White feminism isn’t feminism. And it’s not forgivable.

34. This Mexican chef is here to bust all of the myths you believe about Mexican food. (video)

35. Tired Of #FollowMeTo Instagram Pics? This Guy Pets His Dog Everywhere He Goes, And It’s 1000 Times Better.

36. You Might Think Twice Before Going Vegan After This Guy Explained Why Veganism Is NOT Cruelty Free.

37. Over the Word Ally: 9 Ways Solidarity Is An Act of Radical Self Love.

38. This little girl saved this dog when no one else could. (video)

39. Roman’s Cooking Show is back! (video) This time he made pizza. This kid is my favorite thing about the internet right now.

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