Thursday, January 25, 2018

re::for white folks

I've been away from this space for a long time. Overwhelmed by the madness maybe. Here are some places I have found enlightenment, challenge and reassurance around this nation's ongoing struggles with race relations.

-A conversation between Ta-Nehisi Coates and Krista Tippet via On Being. "Imagining a New America".

-A TED Talk with Chimamanda Adichie, The Danger of a Single Story. Sent to me by my daughter Hannah (my four grown kids are educators all and they keep me on my toes).

-GQ's Citizen of the Year cover story about Colin Kaepernick, found here.

-Montpelier High School's decision to fly a Black Lives Matter flag during the month of February, via VT Public Radio.

-What White Children Need to Know About Race, via the NAIS website. (Another share via my daughter Hannah).

Do you have any resources to share?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

re:earlham's new president

My beloved alma mater has a new president. Read about Alan C. Price here.

re:body image and tolerance

Via This American Life.  Tell Me I'm Fat, a show inspired by Lindy West's book, Shrill. This is a difficult but important listen. I'm still thinking about it two weeks after I heard it.

Via NPR's Ted Radio Hour. Beyond Tolerance how to move beyond tolerance to a place of deeper understanding.

Monday, February 13, 2017

re:resistance

From Gather_here's IG account today..."Reclaiming handcraft as a force for a movement". Gather Here is a fabulous fabric and yarn shop in Cambridge, MA. Link here.

The Indivisible Movement, a practical guide for resisting the trump agenda. Info here.

Monday, February 6, 2017

re::reading list

Via brainpickings, best 16 books of 2016.
My own top four "must reads" for 2017?
(Having already read Upstream)
Hope in the Dark
Becoming Wise
When Breath Becomes Air
Anger and Forgiveness

and...
The View From the Cheap Seats
The Gutsy Girl

What about you, dear reader?

Monday, October 31, 2016

re::standing rock and our post election nation

Lots of info about the issues surrounding the courage at Standing Rock, via everyday feminism.

An insightful podcast about our post election nation, via On Being.

Monday, October 24, 2016

re:america

Here's a blog post from our eldest, a high school teacher, giving me pause to appreciate our nation in the midst of this challenging election season. Classic example of kid teaching parent. Thanks, Stew. xo