meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.


  • My son is an avid runner. He runs every day, and every day I pray he comes back safely… (Black Box Press Studio)
  • Followed by, What it means to be the mother of a black teenage son right now (Motherwell)
  • What We Lose When We Hide Our Smiles Behind a Mask (Time)
  • Sea Turtle Party! (via Kate, Global News)
  • Over twelve half-hour episodes—any longer, and the viewer would surely combust—Marianne and Connell come together, and fall apart, and come together again. How “Normal People” Makes Us Fall in Love (The New Yorker)
  • Once Upon A Black Halifax (YouTube)
  • “You can’t love black culture without loving black people.” (via Sade, Instagram)
  • I Will Make You Mine
  • Not in Your Front Yard: Why ‘For Sale’ Signs are Banned in Oak Park (We stayed in Oak Park!) (WBEZ)
  • Many of my black friends have told me that they, too, are drowning in these one-way messages drenched in white guilt. I Don’t Need ‘Love’ Texts From My White Friends I need them to fight anti-blackness. (NYT)
  • Adrian Brandon’s Stolen series and Window series (Instagram)
  • How Artists Can Instigate Social Change, According to a New Guide (KQED)
  • ‘I am getting to know so much about her and, fortunately, I delight in each new thing’ (Medium)
  • The Best Way to Handle Your Decline Is to Confront It Head On – Much like contemplating death can neutralize the fear of it, it can help to acclimate yourself to the idea of losing professional skills before it happens. (The Atlantic)
  • This animated short film by Briana Corr Scott about kids separated from their friends during the pandemic is so beautiful (via Amanda).

Until we meet again, xo

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