“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
Happy weekend, ducklings!
Whew, we made it. This has been a rough week for me, with spiking anxiety and attendant issues that (as usual) have little grounding in reality and (as usual) I am unable to control. Brains are weird, troublesome things. I’ve had to break down a few pride barriers and ask for help for things left and right…and the unexpected result has been that I’ve ended up on the receiving end of some staggering pieces of kindness and generosity. I’m still reeling from it and frankly a bit weepy…as I have been for most of the week.
More on that later, perhaps, I’m still processing the feelings and mostly just trying to express gratitude.
I hope you’ve received some kindness or generosity this week too; if you have, tell me about them in the comments. And then kick back and avoid your weekend chores with this batch of reading I’ve lovingly put together for you.
No, I’m still not satiated with think pieces on the Fleabag jumpsuit.
Here, have an interview with the costume designer too!
Dolly Parton is perfect. She always has been.
Standing ovation bloody well deserved, but it’s horrible that he is still having to lead this fight 18 years on.
This is not a feel good story! Nine year olds going into debt for food is a sign that ours, the wealthiest society on earth, is horrifically broken!
Are we allowed to call them concentration camps yet?!
Once again the President just admitted on camera and without coercion that, hey foes, he’s up for crimes if you wanna hang! And once again, no consequences. It’s incredible. This man should not be running a bowling alley, much less a country.
Mitch McConnell is bad, everybody. Then again, over here in the UK, the race for the next leader of the Tory party (and therefore premiership) is underway and Boris Johnson is in the lead. So truly, who am I to judge.
In Utah/Mormon news…stahp.
In more productive Mormon news, a thoughtful interview on what a patriarchal culture looks like to younger generations in the LDS Church and why they may be troubled by it, while still believing in and actively participating in the truth claims and culture. More nuanced discussions of faith and culture, please.
This is a couple of weeks old now, but I’ve just seen this article and now feel extremely dumb for not having noticed it before.
No, I’m also not done talking about the brilliance of Chernobyl. Have a lovely interview with the woman responsible for the haunting and perfect score. (Also, WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?)
As a beauty addict and a marketer, this piece from The Atlantic was fascinating.
Relatedly, this piece on how brand logos have changed over the years was also very interesting!
One of the victims of a homophobic attack which went viral speaks up and shames everyone. Good. Hate crimes towards the LGBT community are on the rise and must be confronted.
This thread is quite the emotional rollercoaster, but keep going with it.