Honestly this week felt sad and heavy. I often feel enraged and helpless. How do I use my privilege in an impactful way? How do I become an effective ally? How can I be a part of the solution? It’s not a simple answer. Right now I am working on educating myself, especially on how to be a better parent and educate my daughter about race and racism. Yes, it starts now. How? I looked at the books in her bedroom and realized they are not diverse. My first order of business is filling her bookshelf with a diverse library of books. We all have a responsibility, especially those of us who are white women, to be an ally to people of color, and to use our privilege to change the broken systems in this country that perpetuate inequality. I hope you will join me. Thank you and I love you all.
If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the best of the week…
Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
Click. Read. Love. 5.29.20
If you haven’t already, now is the time to educate yourself about being an ally and becoming anti-racist. Here’s some helpful information:
- An anti-racist reading list
- This article with tips and additional reading and resources on how to be a better ally.
- This Google Doc is INCREDIBLY comprehensive with everything from what to read, what to watch, organizations to follow and more.
- I got this book on Audible (it’s sold out everywhere) which came highly recommended from so many of you.
- I subscribed to The Conscious Kid Patreon and purchased a number of books from their suggested reading for Marin.
- I donated to Reclaim the Block and the Minnesota Freedom Fund
You don’t see a lot of interviews with Steve Buscemi, this was an interesting look at a very private man.
If you need a Father’s Day gift idea I got this bocce set from L.L.Bean and had the bag monogramed. It shipped super quickly and already arrived. Figured we might as well embrace being at home all summer. (J)
“As the Coronavirus tore through seattle, these sex workers built a hand sanitizer factory.“
This tie dye one piece made from recycled materials is so cute (and 30% off right now).
Get excited, because it’s strawberry season. A recipe I’m excited to whip up this weekend? These gluten-free and vegan berry crumb bars. (C)
Gaining weight is OK. Don’t let the quarantine memes get you down.
Have you heard that HBO Max is here? Here’s everything you need to know because it’s kind of confusing.
There’s a new true crime podcast coming out about the 1964 murder of JFK’s mistress coming out soon—this was a story I’d never heard of before.
Did you hear that Sephora just updated its beauty insider program?
The easiest weeknight meal that uses ALL of the fresh asparagus you can handle. Yum!