|Taken at the Gold Coast Art Fair|
I've never done a round-up before. But I'm trying some new things in this space (and hopefully in the days and weeks to come) so I thought I'd share some of the most interesting/lovely/compelling things I've looked at this week. You'll notice a lot of it skews the direction of the response to the Trayvon Martin murder trial. It's been a big deal to me.
Things I looked at or thought about this week:
- This thoughtful reflection of what the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case reveals about the past and future of America is chilling and accurate.
- Absolutely knocked out by this final word on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on Sunday morning, and this note about being a parent in a world where black children are expendable.
- A doctor who treated his patient badly. I was appalled; even for those who are thoughtless or ignorant, a fear of frivolous lawsuits should prevent people from being stupid.
- I love this exhaustive list of uses for coconut oil.
- I was really grateful for the insight of this mother and how powerful language can be.
- and a last minute addition, from my friend, writer Erin Walter, about the need to discuss racism, abortion, civil rights, and the subjects that make us so uncomfortable. She is the shit. You should read her more often.
Enjoy. Maybe there'll be another one of these down the line. Still trying to find my footing about it.