Weekend Wisdom: Paying attention to people you love is 2% effort and 98% not looking at your phone.
I’m going to tell you something embarrassing.
I thought I might find a way to make anti-racism work more comfortable for myself.
Ugh … seriously? How white privileged is that?
It’s my nature to try to make change low stress and more enjoyable so I stick with it. But this is different. Taking a good look at my own behavior and bias, learning how baked into our world racism is and learning what feels like a whole new language is a lot. It is not meant to be comfortable. This isn’t a complaint, just an observation. Discomfort or not, I’m committed to learning, taking the anti-racism small business pledge, getting more involved on a local level and through tiny steps, contributing to the big change that the BIPOC community deserves.
I know I could have kept this to myself but I’m sharing in case you thought this work might be easy or comfortable. Keep going. If you need more encouragement, next steps or resources, this might help.
Ok … onto the favorites:
I may have taken a cold shower this morning after listening to this.
It’s articles like this that keep me close to home for the time being. (NYT)
Bailey and I talk sustainable swaps in the latest episode of Soul & Wit.
This time last year, I wrote this.
These 7 courses will teach you to become anti-racist
Kids are getting less exposure to traditional TV ads, but marketers have found sneaky ways to reach them anyway.
I’ll never make these self-care DIYs but I enjoyed thinking I would for a moment.
5 ways to set healthy boundaries around news and social media
There are some days when I feel just like this.
Her favorites are always my favorites too.
If you need a little hope, this song will help.
And my Instagram fav of the week is from @letterfolk because I think we are all out here trying our best to be our best.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.