SYWTTA does a great job distilling current social issues, such as Black Lives Matter, apoliticism, and mail-in voting into key talking points. Great for sharing and starting constructive conversations, especially with friends or family.
At the start of the movement in June, the organizers were quick to have meaningful discussions with big brands in the maker space (think: Mood Fabrics, Brother). Every Monday, they feature a Black maker with Q&As about their stories and advice.
I love that Animal Crossing has its own niche on Instagram – this account showcases a Harry Potter themed island full of creative ideas. Note: I do not agree with JK Rowlings views. However, I believe the HP world is so much more than the author, so I continue to support the fans and community.
What a month. Though this blog is mainly focused around candid reviews and not my personal life, I would be remiss to gloss over the state of the world these past few weeks.
As someone who has benefitted from light-skinned privilege and the oft-weaponized “model minority” myth, I realize that it is my duty to do better. Specifically, to actively fight against the systemic racism that has so thoroughly permeated our society. My goal is not to make this post about me – but to hopefully help others who may stumble upon this blog.
Danielle Coke (@ohhappydani) has done an incredible job providing digestible frameworks for allyship and action. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and unsure of what to do next – I highly recommend her posts and stories:
And to put the above in context – how have I personally used this framework to drive productive action?
While I was prepared to optimize my 9-to-6 schedule for productivity, I wasn’t expecting to feel this sense of… timelessness that is starting to settle in after only two weeks of WFH. I often find myself forgetting exactly what day of week it is, especially without regular “outdoor” anchors. So I wanted to take a moment midweek to parse through some feelings and thoughts.
What a week – Monday seriously feels like a month ago. Here are some random Friday thoughts:
Small business appreciation:
More and more businesses are making tough decisions, such as Boba Guys and their uncertainty about post-COVID reopenings. Trying to do our part in supporting where we can, through take-out or gift cards. On the bright side, we’re saving on commute spend – which is perfect for putting back into local businesses where we can.
Thanks to Zoom & Google Hangouts, we’ve already had multiple virtual happy hours with friends – and more scheduled for next week. There’s really nothing that prevented us from doing this before, and I hope these continue even in a post-’Rona world!