feature image: A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman via Yahoo
Welcome to another week! Bring some flowers into your home if you can. Drink all the water Rachel’s always telling you to drink. Read the poetry. You’re doing great.
Race in America
+ Texas Woman Shot While Protecting Son Says She’d March Again.
+ How Police See Us, and How They Train Us to See Them.
+ In the Turmoil Over Race and Policing, Children Pay a Steep Emotional Price.
+ My White Boss Talked About Race in America and This is What Happened
+ Is America Falling Apart or Finally Waking Up?
+ The Mortal Threshold of Whiteness.
+ White People, You Have a Lying Problem.
+ My Revolutionary Suicide Note by Melissa Harris-Perry.
+ Where Does a Healer’s Anger Go? Beyond Love and Light.
+ To Black Parents Visiting Earth: Letter 1.
+ NRA Members Furious with NRA for Not Responding to Philando Castile’s Murder.
+ Talking to Kids About Dallas, Baton Rouge, Minnesota and the entire nation for that matter.
+ Who Benefits From The Tiny House Revolution?
Queer as in F*ck You
+ Ka’Milla Renee McMiller, African American Transgender Woman, Missing Since July 6. UPDATE: She has been found.
+ Ingrid Nilsen Will Be on FB Live with Her App This Tuesday and you should definitely watch.
+ Is There a Place for Lesbians in the Castro, or Anywhere Else in San Francisco?
+ Behind the Scenes With Queer Chicana Punk Band FEA.
+ Mama Dragons Try to Prevent Suicides Among Mormon LGBT Children.
+ 31 Reasons Why LGBT Directors Make Better Films.
+ Andrea Leadsom and Theresa May are Two of Britain’s Most Prominent Homophobes and One’s About to be New Unelected Tory PM. UPDATE: It’ll be Theresa May.
+ Staceyann Chin and Daughter Zuri Propose Throwing Guns in the Garbage.
+ Gay-at-Sea: A Look at the US Coast Guard’s LGBT Community.
+ The Quiet Pride of Queer and Trans Inuit in Canada’s Far North.
+ Illinois State Agency Urges Foster Parents to Take in LGBT Youth.
+ The Her Dating App is Now Available for Android.
+ What Does It Mean When We Label Women and Artists “Quirky”?
+ Moms Are the Unexpected Voice of Medical Marijuana Movement.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ It’s Time to Notice That Horrible Mass Bombings Are Targeting Muslims.
+ The USDA has a search tool for finding free summer meals for kids and teens under 18: Summer Food Rocks.
+ What an Hour of Emotion Makes Visible. This is fascinating.
+ How to Dump a Dream.
+ How to be Sober at a Party.
You Should Go or Do or Give
+ Help fund Gay Girl Straight Girl: Season 1!
25 Creative People Share Their Favorite Pints of Ice Cream. Mine’s Talenti Southern Butter Pecan. I hide it behind the frozen root vegetables. What’s yours?
Bonus: How Fireflies Glow.