Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes earlier this week! I really appreciated each and every single one. The rest of the week has been a bit of a blur – I spent the long weekend in DC, and then came back to my birthday, so after that anything is bound to be a bit of a letdown! I actually have kind of a busy weekend (I have two different events to go to on Saturday, which is more than I’ve done in… a year and a half? Longer?), but am hoping that I can find a little bit of downtime, too!
On to this week’s favorites!
I’m so excited for this!! The Hyper Skin vitamin C serum is my favorite of all the vitamin C serums that I’ve ever tried, by far. I have a post about it already. But now you can buy them at Sephora (in addition to being able to buy directly through them). It’s such an incredible product and definitely worth trying.
This is one of my Saturday events! My sister and I are honored to serve on the board of Film Pittsburgh, and this weekend is their Reel Abilities Film Festival. It’s a festival specifically focused on films (and shorts) by and about disabled people. I’m so excited to watch Best Summer Ever on the big screen – it’s kind of the perfect way to bid summer goodbye. It’s not too late to get tickets!
This video from Shane and Hannah is probably personally one of my favorites. My voice is, frankly, one of the things that I’m most self-conscious about – I know that it can be difficult to understand me sometimes (especially the more tired that I am). Shane does a great job explaining it, and I love that he and Hannah made a whole video about it.
I saw Come From Away a few years ago when the tour came to Pittsburgh and was completely blown away. It’s a musical about 9/11, but about the small town in Canada, Gander, where planes were diverted when they couldn’t land in the US. The music is beautiful, and the whole story is so heartwarming. Definitely recommend (but have tissues nearby).
Emily Ladau, an incredible disability activist, wrote a book called Demystifying Disability, which I think is an excellent title for a book! It’s all about how to be an ally to the disability community, and includes real, actionable steps of what you can do (and what you shouldn’t). This is a book that I think everyone should read!