Here are some of the articles, essays, and blog posts I’ve read recently!
Articles & Essays
‘Decolonizing’ Roller Derby? Team Indigenous Takes Up the Challenge : Meet the roller derby athletes who are ‘reclaiming’ their space, promoting female empowerment and standing up for indigenous people.
For the Love of Money : In my last year on Wall Street my bonus was $3.6 million — and I was angry because it wasn’t big enough. I was 30 years old, had no children to raise, no debts to pay, no philanthropic goal in mind. I wanted more money for exactly the same reason an alcoholic needs another drink: I was addicted.
I thought my bully deserved an awful life. But then he had one. : I never thought I could feel empathy for the boy who tormented me in childhood.
The Loneliness Loop: Why Feeling Sad Makes Us Shop and Shopping Makes Us Sad : And how to break the vicious cycle.
Overlooked : Since 1851, obituaries in the New York Times have been dominated by white men. Now, we’re adding the stories of 15 remarkable women.
The Top 10 TED Talks Every Woman Should See : “There are now more than 1,700 TED talks—”ideas worth spreading”—available online, many of them by badass women,” Verghese told Glamour. “I’m honored to make recommendations of just 10 of the many talks, from scientists to artists, writers to leaders, that have made me feel smarter and more prepared to take on the world in just 18 minutes or less.”
Book Riot : Where to Start with Bi & Lesbian YA
boomer & echo : Enough With the Emergency Fund, Sort Of
Cait Flanders : 3 Truths About Minimalism + The 30-Day Challenge To Get Started, The Year I Plan to Embrace Minimalism, Why You Must Make Peace with Your Financial Situation, and The Worst Questions You Could Ask Your Sober Friends
Cashmerette Patterns : Guide to Fabric Shopping in Los Angeles
Cheryl Arkinson : The Truth Behind Morning Make
Crafty Chica : My Los Angeles Fabric Haul + Tips
Ethony : Top Tarot Books for Beginners
Jenny Trout : The Dos and Don’ts of Pseudonyms and Author Personas
Little Red Tarot : Mars & Astrology Do Drag: The astrology of gender roles
Medium : The Crossroads of Should and Must
Momastery : Give Me Gratitude or Give Me Debt