Friday Links

Friday Links



full text of Roxane Gay's keynote speech

at the American Booksellers Association Winter Institute.

I loooooved this

Friend at First Sight

article in Lenny Letter about friends who meet, fall in friend-love, and then discover they live in different countries.

Kim France:  

Don't Tell Me to Dress My Age


"Knowing what looks good on you is very nearly impossible when you’re young and obsessed with hitting all the trends. A woman with a sample-size body can always look good, but I like to see a woman who’s worked with what she’s got to produce a compelling solution."

I've been a reader of Will's blog Bright Bazaar for years, and I'm glad that he weighed in on how he, and other "influencers", should stand up for what's right at the risk of *jeopardizing their brand:

Fighting For What's Right Is Worth It


*Sidebar -- throw some extra likes to the local, independent businesses you follow on Instagram because a lot of them are losing followers for things like being at the Women's March, or "liking" feminist posts.

Five Ways To Help Refugees In Nashville


I finally watched 

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

. Holy crap! If you haven't watched it yet, believe the hype - it is amazing. And it's streaming on Netflix.

Because no one loves me, I had to find out on my own about

The New York Times


Still Processing

MONTHS after it started. This podcast is hosted by

Jenna Wortham

(shero) and

Wesley Morris

. I'm in love.


A memoir by

Kim France

coming in fall of 2019

An arena full of

children singing They Might Be Giants

Emily McDowell's new canvas pouches: 

Yoga Ladies


Beach Ladies



Fake news has been targeting women's reproductive rights for years

-- Rebecca Traister

All international laws Trump's Muslim ban is breaking

-- Jamil Dakwar


Support Immigrant-Owned Restaurants

Jan 28 - Feb 10

Nashville, TN

Wedgewood/Houston Art Crawl

Sat, Feb 4, 6pm

Nashville - Hagan Street

First Saturday Art Crawl

Sat, Feb 4, 6pm

Downtown Nashville

MESA Festival & Syrian Refugee Fundraiser

Sat, Feb 4, 6pm

Vanderbilt University Student Life Center

Welcome Home! Fuad & Family Arrive at BNA

Sun, Feb 5, 7:45-8:30pm

Nashville International Airport

We Are Watching Rally

Mon, Feb 6, 3pm

TN State Capitol

Metro Council Meeting

Tues, Feb 7, 6:30pm

Metro Courthouse, One Public Square (can livestream online)

Conexion Americas: Valentine Open House

Fri, Feb 10, 8:30am-7pm

Casa Azafran

Aminals - New Sculptures by Brett Hunter

Fri, Feb 10, 6-9pm

Elephant Gallery, 1411 Buchanan St, Nashville

A Night Of: YK Records

Fri, Feb 10, 7pm-1am

Mercy Lounge

An Interview with Finance Blogger and Money Coach Kate Dore

An Interview with Finance Blogger and Money Coach Kate Dore

An Interview with Artist Louisa Glenn

An Interview with Artist Louisa Glenn