One of the things that has helped me most has been keeping a bookmark folder full of anxiety resources, pictures of adorable puppies, or other things that I find interesting. It’s been really cool to have a bank of go-tos that can cheer me up, remind me that I’m not alone, offer advice, or just take my mind off of whatever it’s ruminating about for a little while. I thought that sharing it might be helpful and/or entertaining, so here are the things I’m into this week:
- This article about consent blew my mind. Consent is and has always been really important to me, but in light of the current political climate of the U.S. (dear Tuesday, please come quickly, kthxbai) and the string of high profile rape cases this year, it’s even more so. Reading this changed the way I interact with pop culture; the day after I read it I was watching an episode of Will & Grace and the exact dynamic this author writes about was happening. Worth the read.
- This video on loneliness, why it’s ok, and what to do about it.
- The best internet-related part of my week, Tumblr Gets Deep.
- People Being Told They’re Beautiful
- Angela, the codeword that tells the bartender that some dude is bugging you and asks for help, all in three syllables. I love that this exists in the world and I hope it becomes widespread.
- I’ve been listening to a lot of Josh Ritter and Greg Laswell, mostly because they remind me of the road trip the dude and I took to Florida this summer. Highly recommended are “Wolves“, “Kathleen“, “Change of Time“, and “The Curse” by Josh Ritter, and “Come Back Down“, “New Years Eves“, “And Then You“, and “How The Day Sounds” by Greg Laswell.
And finally, my all-time favorite video ever. I watch this at least twice a week and it never fails to make me happy.