Here are some of the articles, essays, and blog posts I’ve read recently!
Articles & Essays
The American Girl Doll Magazine Made Me a Feminist : I couldn’t afford the dolls, but the magazine shaped my life
Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys : Black 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 Legislators : Activists 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 cry : Placards 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 Korea : Young 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 Bookstores : Though 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.
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 Winter, The Joy That Comes When Less is Enough, Our Frugal Grocery List Revealed, Strategic Luxury: The Difference Between Frugality and Miserliness, When 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
Lavender Moon : 5 Things To Do When Your Craft Feels Stale
Litterless : Sustainable Decluttering
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 Hear, 10 Truths Every Perfectionist Should Know, 12 Practical Self-Care Tips + Ideas, 14 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