It has been unbelievably nice here this week, and I’m squeezing in lots of time with my deck serving as my office (the sky behind me creates a really pretty Zoom background)! Other than that, not much going on here – it was a relatively quiet and peaceful week in my life. It’s been really nice to not have classes to worry about right now, too. It still feels strange (but great!) to know that there are no more papers or problem sets or exams in my life right now.
On to the favorites!
ONE – Hold Still Exhibit
This was a “community project” – an exhibition, headed by the Duchess of Cambridge and housed at the National Portrait Gallery, about what life was like in the UK during the lockdown phase of the pandemic. It’s an incredibly poignant exhibition, and a glimpse into the lives of a diverse group of people.
TWO – Ingrid Michaelson and Lauren Ridloff Duet
This is an absolutely beautiful performance – a duet between Ingrid Michaelson and Lauren Ridloff (a deaf actress) where they perform a song from Dear Evan Hansen. Not only is the song itself stunning, but the story behind choosing the sign to accompany the titular lyrics (“You Will Be Found”) is interesting, too.
THREE – Cute but Comfy Dress
The minute I saw this dress, I knew I had to order it. I love that the material looks “fancy” and luxe but the cut of the dress definitely errs on the side on comfort. I feel like that’s my 2020 vibe in a nutshell!
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FOUR – Voting as a “High-Risk” Person
Alice Wong is one of my favorite activists. I think she writes really powerfully here about an incredibly important issue – voting this year as a disabled person, where it feels like vote-by-mail is constantly under threat. It’s also a great explanation about voting inaccessibility in general.
FIVE – Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Gloria Steinem
One more about voting! I loved reading this conversation between Meghan Markle and Gloria Steinem. There are some really interesting insights, and I especially loved Gloria’s statement that “If you don’t vote you don’t exist. It’s the only place where we are all equal: in the voting booth.”