“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
– Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Hi darlings, another weekend, another batch of links to help combat Sunday Night Blues. Blog posts about Beyonce, New York City, and lipstick coming this week, plus some thoughts on body modification, unintentional five-year planning, and second hand shopping coming to a blog near you. I’m trying to flex my writing and creative muscles again after far too long a hiatus. Here are your links, let’s talk about creative droughts and social reform in the comments.
First and foremost, the US news has been horrible this week. Just awful. The violence against black lives, the angry retaliation, the desperate, desperate need to build trust between communities fractured by decades and centuries of confrontation and animosity… Get involved. Volunteer with organizations that speak to you. For gods sake vote. Speak up. The only thing that is going to make a difference in changing an entire culture is by intentional action. Meanwhile, this piece on one of the shootings, is required reading.
Notable #girlgang moments from June, rounded up for your reading pleasure.
This tumblr find of the week highlights the glory and the crazy of the online make up fandom. Mostly the crazy. And bad spelling.
Great piece from Monkey See on the ridiculous standards of women in the public eye to be both ethereally and unnatural beautiful, and still seem approachable and (if you’re a heterosexual male, generally speaking) sexually attainable.
I made these (ridiculously easy) “tacos” this week and the recipe gets the seal of approval.