recent readings

Recent Readings

Here are some of the articles, essays, and blog posts I’ve read recently!


Articles & Essays

The American Girl Doll Magazine Made Me a FeministI couldn’t afford the dolls, but the magazine shaped my life

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black BoysBlack boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children.

Here’s Why You Should Call, Not Email, Your LegislatorsActivists of all political stripes recommend calling legislators, not just emailing — and certainly not just venting on social media. Several lawmakers, along with those who work for them, said in interviews that Ms. Waite is right: A phone call from a constituent can, indeed, hold more weight than an email, and far outweighs a Facebook post or a tweet.

How Harry Potter became a rallying cryPlacards at the March For Our Lives protests on Saturday referenced JK Rowling’s best-selling book series. Hephzibah Anderson looks at how tales of the boy wizard have influenced the movement.

It all made sense when we found out we were autistic“Keep scrolling to meet six other women who – like me – only found out they were on the spectrum when they reached adulthood.”

#MeToo movement takes hold in South KoreaYoung women in South Korea are fighting for a new future. The #MeToo movement which has highlighted sexual harassment and abuse around the world has taken a surprising hold in this socially conservative country. (Content note: mentions of stories featuring sexual harassment and abuse.)

Trump Presidency Reinvigorates Feminist BookstoresThough there are only a handful of bookstores in the U.S. that identify themselves as feminist, several report that Donald Trump’s election in 2016 and the subsequent #MeToo movement have reinvigorated them, both in terms of sales and of their visibility in the marketplace.



Blog Posts

ChellyWood#Dolls’Clothes and #Craft Buttons : Where to buy them

Club Thrifty : How Frugalwoods Say No To Food Waste

Dream Beyond Debt : Make a List of 100 Dreams

The Everyday Spruce : 10 Things To Do Before Bed

The Frugalwoods : 10 Shockingly Expensive Things We Own, 11 Frugal Hacks to Stay Warm and Save Money This WinterThe Joy That Comes When Less is Enough, Our Frugal Grocery List RevealedStrategic Luxury: The Difference Between Frugality and MiserlinessWhen to Thrift: Chic on the Cheap,

House Beautiful : 18 Closet Organization Ideas You’ll Want To Steal Immediately

It’s Time… : Volunteering in Cambodia

Jaime Declutters : Declutter Your Holiday Season: Managing Time and Expectations

Jezebel : A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support

Lavender Moon : 5 Things To Do When Your Craft Feels Stale

Litterless : Sustainable Decluttering

Liz Worth : Harnessing the power of this Mercury retrograde in Aries

Mini Mad : OOTD–Easter Ballerina

Miss Minimalist : Where to Donate Your Stuff: 101 Places Your Clutter Can Do Good

Simply + Fiercely : 4 Ways to Stop Letting the Little Things Bother You, 6 Things Your Soul Needs To Hear10 Truths Every Perfectionist Should Know, 12 Practical Self-Care Tips + Ideas14 Ways to Stop Living for the Weekends, 15 Tips for Traveling Thailand, Finding the Balance Between Rest + Hustle, and basically her entire Minimalism tag

The Spruce : 10 Ideas to Help You Organize Your Pantry

The Tarot Lady : The Hit List – Settling back in after traveling

Wait But Why : Why Procrastinators Procrastinate

The Witch of Lupine Hollow : Sodalite Crystal & Essential Oil Roller Ball Blend for Intuition

The Yachtless : The Mountaintop, Of Stress and Sleep and Little ShelvesPlansThe Possibility of Good, ProtestScheduled UpShelf Theory, and Small Potatoes (and How They Add Up)

Yes and Yes : 51 Ways To Get What You Want Without Following “The Rules”


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