READING THIS WEEK...
I started following Rahawa Haile when she was posting a short story a day, and then followed along last year as she hiked the Appalachian Trail. I hope a book is coming out of this, and if so, I can't wait to read it.
I want to get this whole article tattooed on my body.
Rest in Power, the legacy of Trayvon Martin.
Shaking my fist at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
WATCHING AND LISTENING...
I've been watching the three-part ESPN documentary O.J.: Made in America. Turns out, there's 30 years of information I don't know about O.J. This documentary is fascinating, and it's streaming on Hulu.
RuPaul was on the Anna Faris Is Unqualified podcast and it was everything I wanted it to be, including Ru telling Anna and Sim that he would cut the callers off 10 minutes before they do, #prayerhandsemoji.
Re-buying the outfit I wore to my high school homecoming (see: lulz).
Nashville designer, Ceri Hoover, at Anthropologie.
Cameron Esposito turned a crude joke by Mike Huckabee into an $18,000 crowd-funded donation to Trans Lifeline, a crisis call center that helps connect members of the transgender community to resources and emergency aid.
WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR...
I Am a Priest, and This is Why I’m Pro-Choice -- Reverend Broderick L. Greer, Teen Vogue
She Showed Up Yearly to Meet Immigration Agents. Now They've Deported Her. -- Fernanda Santos, The New York Times
Town Hall Confrontation on ACA Repeal -- Katie McDonough, Fusion
Conexion Americas: Valentine Open House Fri, Feb 10, 8:30am-7pm Casa Azafran
Good Trouble: a Resistance Workshop Sat, Feb 11, 11am Casa Azafran
Artist Talk/Q&A - Alex Lockwood Sat, Feb 11, 1pm Zeitgeist Gallery, 516 Hagan St
We Are Watching Rally Mon, Feb 13, 4pm Tennessee State Capitol
Nashville Feminist Collective: Transformative Justice Monthly Meeting Mon, Feb 13, 6pm Germantown Co-Housing Common House, 1325 5th Ave N
Postcard Writing Night Thurs, Feb 16, 6pm Gift Horse, 1006 Fatherland St, Ste 301
Driving While Black Community Briefing Thurs, Feb 16, 6:30pm Gideon's Army, 600 28th Ave N