Last week, Carolyn talked about how having favorites can kind of force you into a box you don’t want to be (or stay) in. Thinking about it this way gave me more permission to ask you something that’s been floating around my head lately: What stories do you tell yourselves in order to do what needs to be done? (This is broad in definition! What story do you tell yourself to go to work, to make it through a 9-5, to go for a run, to calm yourself down, to do…well just about anything?) They can be tweets or gifs or articles or fic or anything really!
I always get anxious cause I’m like I need to share the best stories ever because they are reflective of me as a person, but that’s suffocating and ya boi needs to breathe so! At this very moment, these are the stories I’m hyped about:
- Beyonce keeping Tiffany Haddish from throwing hands because it reminds me to also be calm when I want to mess people up.
How Elena is keeping her head up even after how her dad treated her as a reminder that I can and will do the same.
This letter that still makes me laugh because this kid is who I want to be when I grow up.
And how black Black Lightning (are you reading Carmen’s reviews? cause you should be) is and all of these black stories are making me feel home and powerful and vulnerable and human and how I’m nowhere near prepared for Black Panther because if I’m this emotional over pictures from the premiere, how will I go on? (I must, but how???)
This will change within the next ten minutes but let’s not think about that now. We’re not worried about stagnancy, ’cause here it doesn’t exist! Every moment counts! No existential dread foolishness here!
Don’t feel like doing that? That’s cool too! I wanna hear about your week, about you, whatever’s in you that’s like “it’s sharing time!” ’cause I’m the caring part of the sharing is caring line and I’m ready to listen to all that good/not so good/what have you stuff! Get in here!
How To Post A Photo In The Comments:
Find a photo on the web, right click (on a Mac, control+click), hit “Copy Image URL” and then…
code it in to your comment like so:
How To Post A Video In The Comments, Too:
Find a video on YouTube, copy the URL, and paste the link on its own separate line in your comment. You no longer need to use the “embed” code!