Friday Favorites

I don’t know about you, but to me, when August hits, it starts to feel like the end of summer is looming… and I am absolutely not ready. I’ve had so many weekend trips this year that the summer has felt so disjointed – it seems like as soon as one trip is over, it’s time to start thinking about the next! I’m hoping that the rest of August is a little bit calmer,

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a Friday Favorites post! I wasn’t on the Internet a ton this week, but I still do have some great things to share.

ONE – My Summit in the News!
I’ll be back with a more in-depth post about the Summit I planned for Accessible YOUniverse at the end of July, but for now, you can check out this short write-up that the SEEN column of the Post-Gazette did for the event!

TWO – The Hadestown Soundtrack
I have had this on repeat for the last month or so. The show is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, but you don’t need to know the story to appreciate the music. It’s just so beautiful!

THREE – Pittsburgh Airport Accessibility
The airport here in Pittsburgh just did a huge, inclusive renovation of part of their space, and added a sensory friendly room and an accessible bathroom with an adult sized changing table. It’s so exciting to know that there’s an inclusive restroom available the next time I fly! Check out this video to see two local advocates doing a “tour” of the restroom and explaining what an adult-sized changing table is.

FOUR – Being Toni Morrison’s Assistant
The incredible author Toni Morrison passed away earlier this week. I loved this story written by one of her former personal assistants about his time with her and what he learned.

FIVE – Taylor Swift in Vogue
Taylor Swift’s new album is coming later this month, and I can’t wait. She’s on the cover of the Vogue September issue, and has a great interview about her life and her work… plus some sneak-peak lyrics of new songs on the album.

SIX – Gourmet Pop-Tarts
I’ve shared a few of these “gourmet makes” videos before, where a chef in the Bon Appetit test kitchen makes gourmet versions of snack foods of her youth. This time, it’s Pop-Tarts, and as usual, I love the video.

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