Happy Saturday everyone! If you’re looking for some interesting reads to check out while you kick back and relax, look no further, I’ve got you covered! Every weekend I like to share with you the most interesting things I found across the great, wide web. Enjoy!
Wednesday Reads: Cartoon Cavalcade // Sky Dancing
I hadn’t thought about it until now but I bet there have been some awesome political cartoons coming out of this election cycle. The whole thing has been so outrageous and every day we hit a new low.
It’s okay to say autism // The Autistic Beekeeper
When I was 23, I sat down with my mother and told her that I was autistic. She was loving and supportive but, like a lot of people, she didn’t know much about autism.
As a person who works with Special Needs children I see the difference between the public perception of autism and the reality. The kids I work with are so different from each other and yet people only seem to know one kind of autism. It isn’t a bad thing and it isn’t what you think.
Makeup Isn’t Gendered // Living Queer
Because as a nonbinary person, I apparently have to reject anything that is the slightest bit “girly”. But why is makeup viewed as girly anyways?
There was a time when I stayed away from all things girly simply because they were girly. Lately, I have been rethinking what I like and what I don’t and why.
Carl Sagan on Extraterrestrials // Blank on Blank
The incomprehensible vastness of the universe, the wonder of our own place in it all… Carl Sagan was able to explain the science of space in a way everyone could understand.
Carl Sagan was an amazing man and I count him among my heroes.
Some Strategies of Bot Poetics // Harry Giles
Twitterbots push poetic surprise into your social space, and their authors are encouraging and supporting you to join in the making.
I love twitterbots! I love the way they spend all day sifting through data and pulling out and presenting in a way humans can consume. It’s fascinating and they get batter and better all the time.
“And from a neuroscience perspective, the brain and body is constantly in flux. There’s nothing that corresponds to the sense that there’s an unchanging self.”
The idea that there is a constant and unchanging “you” is a lie. It is a lie your brain tells you to help you make sense of this world. Your brain tells you many such lies.
A Regio of One’s Own // tychogirl
Persephone escapes here
for the offseason
Poetry about the gods and the planets. I love it!
Creative angst // It’s Nice That
Creative angst: a guide to getting over creative block, imposter syndrome and fear of the blank page
I feel stuck most days. I want to create things and I want to live a life where inspiration and imagination and easily found but most days I have a hard time of it.
Maybe It’s Time We Stop Punishing Ourselves And Start Asking For Help // Let’s Queer Things Up!
I understand that sometimes the hardest thing in the world is to admit that you need help or support.
It’s hard to tell people what we need. Often it isn’t that we don’t know it’s just we don’t know how to say it.
Rogue One Trailer // Star Wars
Get your first look at ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY in theaters this December.
And that’s it for this week. Have you read, watched, heard, or written an interesting thing this week? Has something on the internet made you think or feel strongly? If so, drop a link in the comments :)
P.S. Please excuse the lateness of the post. I usually put these up on Saturdays but I was a little busy yesterday celebrating my mother’s 50th. I didn’t forget about you all though and wanted to share a few things still :)
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