Hello and welcome to your weekly reminder of what day of the week it is! Have your pets rioted yet because no matter what they do, you won’t leave their house? Has it rained non-stop for 4 days? Have you remembered that this new way of life requires newer, gentler rhythms?
Well, welcome to life in a pandemic and welcome to Sunday Funday. Here’s some news:
+ Starring faves such as Cate Blanchett, Uzo Aduba, and Sarah Paulson, Mrs. America is about the woman who opposed the ERA and is weird but also…..unfortunately…..as a lesbian……..very hot. Plus, it premieres April 15 on Hulu!
“Unorthodox” is a beautiful show, and Esty is a magnificent character. Her harrowing coming-of-age tale is universal, and I feel like many of us, religious and secular, will see ourselves in certain moments of the portrayal.
A show this profoundly human is exactly what we need now, in days where we all feel so lonely and so detached from our communities — and so scared that things will be this way forever. “Unorthodox” reminds us that life is a constant search, that happiness is not always the end goal, and that sometimes you just have to work through some — pardon my French — real tough shit before you come through on the other side.
+ Lessons we can learn from African feminists who are mobilizing amidst the COVID-19 crisis: “Make visible the frontline work that women are doing to care for their communities. Prioritize those most impacted. Take a feminist approach to leadership — which includes self-care.”
+ With your new time, maybe listen the the Dior Talks about feminist art, especially this one: Judy Chicago on art, work, and Dior.
Forty-six years ago, on April 2, 1974, out lesbian Kathy Kozachenko was elected to the Ann Arbor City Council in Michigan — becoming the first openly gay person elected to political office in the United States. Then a 21-year-old University of Michigan student campaigning under the local (and now defunct) Human Rights Party, Kozachenko beat her lone Democratic opponent by 52 votes to little fanfare.
+ We also honored her on Thursday, but y seriously — please take time to remember the life of Lorena Borjas, a beloved NYC trans activist.
Hey, guess what? I love you! Things are weird, but we’re figuring it out. Yesterday I packed and put on my backpack, walked to my mailbox and trash can, and then back into my house to my office and you know what? It was a fake commute, but it worked! We all have to figure out what works for us in this new reality, and it’s okay if you need to take more time than you usually require. You’ll figure it out, I know it! And you have friends and loved ones you can call when you feel stuck or sad or lonely! You have a community and you have love and you have coping skills. Stay home, wash your hands, wear a mask if you’re going to crowded places, don’t hoard PPE, and love your neighbors. See you soon.