Link love: ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone. See that pretty image up there? It's from our friend Katrina's new book Pop Charts: 100 Iconic Song Lyrics Visualized. You can get a copy here (and while you're at it, leave a nice review!).
Have you seen Hannah Gadsby's comedy special Nanette yet? I watched it twice, it's that good – funny and heartbreaking and infuriating, and a powerful reminder of how important it is to share our stories. I loved what she said about self-deprecating humor : "I have a built a career out of self-deprecating humor, and I simply will not do that anymore. Not to myself or anybody who identifies with me. It's not humility. It's humiliation."
Here's my latest piece on the myth of body positivity for people with chronic illness.
The male self-pardon: "If you want to know why women are so angry, it’s because this ritual tends to exclude the injured party. This 'talk about how you’re going to do and be better' stuff isn’t actually a great formula for reconciliation. It offers neither retributive nor restorative justice. It privileges public acceptance over making things right with the actual victims, who barely seem to register at all."
The clearest picture of Silicon Valley's diversity yet. "'These are the greatest planners in the world. They plan global markets. They plan technologies. They have not planned inclusion." Can I tell you a pet peeve of mine? Talking about inclusion like it's the end goal. The goal is equity and equality, and don't you forget it.
Toni Morrison on the work you do and the person you are.
Our next event is July 10th – come say hi IRL or in the Facebook group. Friday is celebrations and we'd love to hear what's good.