This week had a ton of heavy news to process. Honestly, I personally read plenty (that is, too much) news throughout the day and I go to blogs as a little mental break. I’ve always struggled with keeping my blog a blog, but this year in particular has been extra hard. Is my silence violence? Do I sound insensitive or ignorant for not acknowledging current events? How do I best serve my readers: by keeping it free of the news as a mental break or sharing information that could be helpful? I am the farthest thing from a journalist, after all.
With climate change, social issues, and political unrest coming to a head during a pandemic, I have (to put it lightly) no effing clue what to do. Like both as a person (I’ve googled “what can I do about ____” 13 times this week about 13 different issues) and as a content creator. I’m taking it a day at a time but the world feels bleak and it’s hard to keep a somewhat positive attitude on a lifestyle blog, which also happens to be my job.
And while we’re here… just want to make sure you’re registered and ready to v o t e.
ONE // Justice for Breonna Taylor
I was pretty disturbed about the result of the Breonna Taylor case this week. I’ve also been pretty disturbed about how and when they entered her apartment. (Like how would I react if a group of people barged into my house in the middle of the night… search warrant or not… I really don’t think my first reaction would be peaceful.) Part of the Justice for Breonna petition is demanding change within the police department. And if you want to donate money, one good place is the Louisville Community Bail Fund.
TWO // Woman On
Maxie just launched her latest project: Woman On, a community for women driven by weekly interviews with inspiring people! I know she’s been working her butt off to get this dream of hers off the ground and I’m so proud of her!! Excited to see where it takes her.
THREE // A Fall Story
Speaking of mental escapes, this may be my favorite lifestyle guide Tuckernuck has ever done. So editorial and super dreamy. Makes me want to hop in the car and head to the country for the weekend!
FOUR // RBG’s Clerks
Losing Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week was tough for many reasons. But the legacy she left is truly remarkable. She made history and made the world a better place, especially for women. One of the things that moved me the most, was her former clerks gathering at Supreme Court to pay their respects. She contributed to the collective whole, but it’s clear she was a great leader for the individuals who worked for her over the years.
FIVE // Father of the Bride Reunion
Meghan forced me to watch Father of the Bride two falls ago while we were on a trip. I had never seen it! I loved it though. Netflix has a reunion with the cast happening on their Youtube/Facebook pages today at 6pm EST. I don’t think I’ll be able to catch it right when it airs, but you better believe I’ll be tuning in sometime this weekend.