You didn’t believe me did you? I didn’t believe me. But let’s try two weeks without getting too excited.
Things I Read
This article by Melinda Anderson called The Secret Network of Black Teachers Behind the Fight for Desegregation it’s an interview with Vanessa Siddle Walker as an intro to her new book The Lost Education of Horace Tate: Uncovering the Hidden Heroes Who Fought for Justice in Schools which I am excited for.
This article about a woman who almost died just trying to tough. It reminded me some of the book I read this week called Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle which I have very very mixed feelings on. I don’t actually know if I recommend this book but I totally recommend following her on instagram.
Beyonce’s Vogue article is awesome. “During my recovery, I gave myself self-love and self-care, and I embraced being curvier. I accepted what my body wanted to be. After six months, I started preparing for Coachella. I became vegan temporarily, gave up coffee, alcohol, and all fruit drinks. But I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. My kids and husband did, too.”
Then there is a great piece about Tina Knowles’ art collection.“When my kids were growing up, it was really important to me that they saw images of African-Americans,” Lawson tells me. “I’m so happy that I did, because both of them are really aware of their culture, and I think a lot of that had to do with looking at those images every day, those strong images.”
I am listening to A Discovery of Witches which is so far really really good.
Things I watched
I am LOVING Kim’s Convenience on Netflix. It is one of the most enjoyable shows I have watched in a long time. I definitely only cried a little.
Also, I’m pretty sold on World of Dance. I just get sad that J.Lo doesn’t have as many outfit changes as I want her to.
Things I bought
I’m working on more professional dress this year (I live in SoCal people literally teach in flip flops and shorts) so I bought some skirts this one is fun and this one is my current favorite.