Also.Also.Also: Eating with Pippi Longstocking and Other Stories for Your Face

It’s time to begin your week with a gentle dose of links and pictures!

Queer as in F*ck You

+ Kayla E. is a queer Latina artist in Dallas, TX, and she’s the EIC and art director of Nat.Brut, AND she’s got some thoughts on comfort: Comfort Zone with Kayla E. Ughhhggaarrrrgh I love her home so muchhhhh.

Doll Parts

+ When Taking a Nap is a Political Act by Chryselle D’Silva Dias.

What is it like to sleep under a blue sky? To stretch out on the grass and feel the earth under you? To close your eyes and hear the quiet hum of traffic or the chirp of a sparrow?

I have no idea.

The freedom to rest or sleep in a public space is one that women in India don’t enjoy—being idle in public is not something we do. Not because it is illegal, but because we are vulnerable wherever we go.

+ An Alarming 36% of Women in Canadian Prisons are Indigenous.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Every Meal Pippi Longstocking Cooks In Pippi Longstocking by Mallory Ortberg, maybe you’ve heard of her.

+ Oh this is interesting. Escape From the Internet!

+ The First Flower Grown in Space is an Edible Orange Zinnia.

zinnia in space

+ 9 Kids Rooms That Are Cooler Than Yours. Just saying.

+ Seventy-Ton Titanosaur Unveiled at American Museum of Natural History!!?

And Finally

Ok here’s what I’ll be visualizing this week when I’m sad or afraid or anxious: One Cake Two Ways: Donut and Cotton Candy Pastel Rainbow Cake!

"Hi everyone. I want you to live your best life. You deserve happiness and me."

“Hi everyone. I want you to live your best life. You deserve happiness and me.”

Thanks, cake!

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  1. Those children’s rooms make me feel very confused.

    It makes me think of all the kids who don’t have such amazing spaces to sleep tonight. Which leads to me feeling angry and helpless. (There was a photo series on this recently)

    It makes me feel uncomfortable because I know that it’s okay to make beautiful things for your (or others) children. I love making handmade things for my nephew…but his parents focus very much on love, not things and I respect that immensely. And I recognise that my perception of luxury/over indulgence is only that; my perception.

    *I need a guide on how to be okay with this tension*

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