It’s still wild to me how much my mood is dependent on the weather right now. It has been so beautiful out this week and I have just been in a great mood. Like I mentioned in Monday’s post, I also had a very exciting weekend, because I actually left the house to go somewhere other than the doctor’s! I’m sure that being out and about in the world again also helped my mood – it was strange how surreal and yet totally normal it felt to be out in the world again, with other people. I’m definitely not planning to be out and about all of the time, but it was a good first step out into the world again.
Now, on to this week’s favorites.
I had the honor of being a mentor at Pitt’s virtual Never a Spectator event last night, where I connected with social justice-minded students. The keynote for the night was Emmai Alaquiva, and I was completely blown away by him and his work. He showed a brief snippet of this PSA that he made over the summer, so I hunted down the whole video. It’s so powerful and something that I think everyone should watch.
Spring Flounced Dress
I am here for all the spring clothes that I’m seeing online! I’m not typically a lilac person in clothes – I go for more bold colors – but I really love this dress. It seems like the perfect compromise between cute and comfort, because after this year, I’m going to struggle to wear anything tight ever again!
Cup of Jo is one of the first bloggers that I ever heard of and followed! This essay/interview is so important because people still question if disabled women should be “allowed” to be mothers. It’s great to see someone with such a big online following highlighting stories by and about disabled people.
Harry, Meghan, and Oprah
Wow – this interview! If there’s anything that it really hammered home for me, it’s how you really never know from the outside what anyone is going through. It paints a really vivid picture of what things have been like for Meghan and Harry, without being cruel to any royal family members potentially involved. And, of course, Oprah is a great interviewer. (Content warning – the interview discusses mental health struggles and suicidal thoughts.)