What are your weekend plans? I have a few events to attend this weekend and I feel absolutely drained. This really has been a week that will go down in the history books—and I’m definitely still suffering from Post Traumatic Trump Syndrome. I’m feeling a bit like there is never going to be light in the world ever again, so I’ve given myself permission to grieve till Monday and then I must get back on my feet and start fighting for all of the things that I believe in anew. I wish that I had something more profound to add, but I’m absolutely reeling from the election results. If you need some direction or distraction, check out the links below. The most important thing? Be kind to one another.
Educating yourself is a great first step and all of these books have been moved to the top of my reading list.
If you live in Los Angeles and need to find your tribe, these are great places to start. Go this weekend!
This is a fantastic article about the future of fertility.
A generous reminder that we must aim for “a revelation in the heart rather than a confrontation or a call-to-arms or a defense.” R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
These raised garden beds are great looking and affordable–wish I would have known about them when we made ours!
Buddhist teachers respond to the election outcome.
Join the causes: ACLU, Boys & Girls Club, Center for Reproductive Rights, EarthJustice, EMILY’S List, Lambda Legal, NARAL Pro Choice America, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Planned Parenthood, She Should Run, Sierra Club. These are a few of the many organizations that do great work for POC, women, immigrants, children and the environment. Now, more than ever, we have to stand with these organizations that are making a difference in our communities.
I attended the premiere of Arrival this past weekend–it is a thoughtful, thought-provoking movie that is worth seeing.
A reminder: President Obama with kids. These photos always make me cry. He is a good person and I am so proud to have him as President.
We are taking an enormous step backward. “In the absence of T.P.P., countries have already made it clear that they will move forward in negotiating their own trade agreements that exclude the United States,” Mr. Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers wrote days before the election. “These agreements would improve market access and trading opportunities for member countries while U.S. businesses would continue to face existing trade barriers.”
Made me crack a smile through the tears.