Hello, friends! I am just past my first week of classes and my GA, and I am beat! I’m super excited about everything, but starting something new really drains all your energy, you know? Like, I fell asleep at 8:30 one night, just so I could get a full 10 hours of sleep! But enough about my poor sleep schedule, how are you? I hope your week has been as great as the stories that I’ve got for you this week!
Love Ain’t a Lie!
Here are two marriages from the New York Times’ Vows section, which I read religiously every Sunday. Here’s proof that love is real and very cute!
Arts & Leisure
+ In honor of her recent funeral, you might want to read, “Aretha Franklin, Feminist and Activist”
+ Rachel Gold’s 2012 book, Being Emily about a teenage trans girl will be re-released with updates. Gold said, “It hasn’t been that long, but the transgender community has changed so much in the last six years that it was definitely time for an update.”
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To Survive on This Shore is featured on @cnn today. Big thanks to Oscar Holland (@oscarbholland) for a very thoughtful piece. . #Repost @cnn (@get_repost) ・・・ These portraits depict a transgender demographic often excluded from the conversation: seniors. Artist Jess Dugan has been photographing the trans community in the US for the past 15 years and has launched a photo project, “To Survive on This Shore,” to both highlight and record the stories of older people who are “somewhat overlooked” in a “youth-focused” culture. (📸: @jesstdugan via @cnnstyle)
+ Finally, in comics news that may be exciting to only me, a new series based on last summer’s hit computer game Dream Daddy has been released!
Politics, Policies, and Changemakers
Until next week, friends! I hope you get everything done that you need to get done and I hope you get tons of rest! You deserve both! Happy Sunday, go kick ass this week. And don’t forget to watch the end of Adventure Time tomorrow!