Link love: unsolicited requests, pep talks, and people in power

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"Just like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions." Great response. You don't owe responses to unsolicited requests either. 

Are you registered to vote? Do you need an absentee ballot?

"If people in powerful positions continue to hire and cast only people who look like them, sound like them, come from the same neighborhoods they grew up in, they will never have a greater understanding of experiences different from their own. They will hire the same models, curate the same art, cast the same actors over and over again, and we will all lose. The beauty of social media is it’s completely democratic. Everyone has a say. Everyone’s voice counts, and everyone has a chance to paint the world from their own perspective." – Beyoncé.

Very into these face masks lately. 

How to give a great pep talk: "Even the most well-intended pep talks can pretty easily fall flat. But a study recently published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance highlighted one way to make sure they don’t: by emphasizing the pep-talk recipient’s personal agency."

Remember the awesome webinar ends + stems founder Alison Mountford led for us awhile back (it's in the member portal if you missed it!)? Exciting news: they just introduced customized meal planning.

The NOPE sweatshirts are back (but just for a few days!). 

We have *so many* events coming up, including our first-ever Denver event! Will you help us spread the word and invite your Denver friends?

I'm Burning Man-bound soon so this post will be on hold for a few weeks (if you're on the playa, come say hi!).

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