I also mentioned this in the recap of Twenties that I just wrote (are you watching that yet? You really should be!), but I got my Vaccine Booster today and please excuse any typos because my bed/fever is calling something fierce and this link round up is the only thing between me and it. Thank you! 💜
Queer as in F*ck You
No, I realize this section of the link round up has “fuck” as a joke but Seriously. Absolutely Seriously. FUCK THISSSSSSSSSS — 2021 Is Now the Deadliest Year on Record for Transgender People
Saw This, Thought of You
Getting Back to Normal Is Only Possible Until You Test Positive
How SARS-CoV-2 in American Deer Could Alter the Course of the Global Pandemic. “Scientists have evidence that SARS-CoV-2 is circulating in white-tailed deer in the U.S. They say the findings could essentially dash any hopes of eliminating the virus in the U.S. — and the world.” (To quote Vanessa, “Wow this excerpt is sad on like multiple levels?”)
And then as a chaser, Himani recommends “probably the cutest climate change article ever to clean the palette”: The Furriest, Cleverest, and Hands-Down Cutest Way to Fight Climate Change
Sunny Hostin Is More Than Just Co-host of The View (shhhhhh The View remains one of my sometimes guilty pleasures and I’m Sunny Hostin Hive forever)
SPORTS! But also Romance? Renee Montgomery Is Married! Atlanta Dream Co-Owner and Wife Sirena Grace Detail ‘Special’ Wedding
I feel like someone here will enjoy Kelly Clarkson going emo and covering My Chemical Romance
This is actually from earlier in the month, but I only just now saw it, and ABSOLUTELY THIS: The Zombification of Whitney Houston by Brooke Obie for Refinery29
Still thinking about last week’s election? Virginia Republicans Perfected the Post-Trump Dog Whistle. “Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin figured out exactly how far, and how close, to keep Donald Trump.”
i look forward to the a3’s, but Carmen, please know that i would gladly miss them because you were taking care of yourself. guessing other people might, too. hope things ease up for you quickly.
Thank you!!! I’ll be ok, post-vax sickness is the best reason to be sick, you know?
I’m resting comfortably now and tomorrow we’ll be back at it!
it’s really hard to take a pause when you are the one who makes things happen – but it’s harder to make things happen when you give it the energy you need to recover. which is to say, even though you are recovering for the best :) reason, i hope today is smooth and just what you need to feel better.
This was an interesting article about how a dude just talked about being anti-fascist but got in trouble while that asshole Rittehouse may not even get in trouble. https://theintercept.com/2021/10/16/daniel-baker-anarchist-capitol-riot/
Feel better soon Carmen!
That otter story was really great and made me happy. That is a rare thing when it comes to reading about the climate these days. So thank you for that.
just gonna leave this here in case any one wants to experience it:
and if the otters aren’t playing:
Thank you! So cute! Excellent for end of the day rewinding and needing something happy to deal with life.
the health of the land and the health of the people are one and the same. we are not separate . . i hope we all relearn this real quick. take care everybody <3
I am very grateful you added that link of Kelly Clarkson singing Welcome to the Black Parade. It was the convergence of my real life 2006 music and emotional situations.
That Whitney Houston article though.