READING THIS WEEK...
If you only read one thing, read this. Shero, Jennifer Justus highlights six refugees living and working in Nashville. Jennifer tells stories in a way that makes you feel like you know, and want to meet, the person she's writing about.
This is a long read, but it's a must read for Roxane Gay fans.
Still trying to figure out how/what to do in this political climate? Here's a handy guide.
Tennessee town halls in The New York Times.
Basically, I am Eileen Fisher. Purpose chair? Yes. Elastic waist jeans? Yasssss.
WATCHING AND LISTENING...
I watched Season 5 of Veep this week - the entire season. I love that show so much. And I finished Season 5 of Girls, so I'm going to start Season 6 this weekend. I don't care what anyone says, I think this show is genius.
My podcast game was fire this week. I recommend two different episodes of Sooo Many White Guys: #15 Phoebe and Issa Rae Super Black It Up, and #16 Phoebe and Alaska Are Casual yet Impressive. And the Pod Save America episode “Card-carrying badass" with Katie Couric - yes.
Downloadable #resistance postcards.
Baby goat farm tours.
Breakup photo shoots.
WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR...
Janet Mock: Young People Get Trans Rights. It’s Adults Who Don’t. The New York Times
Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls Women 'Hosts' While Defending His Abortion Bill Brittney McNamara, Teen Vogue
Via Natalie Soud
NFC Disability Justice Caucus meeting with Alison Kafer Sat, Feb 25, 10am 123 Buttrick Hall, Vanderbilt University
Lovers Vs Fighters Sat, Feb 25, 9pm Delinquent Debutantes, 3723 Charlotte Ave
We Are Watching Rally at the Capitol - #MoralMondays Mon, Feb 27, 3pm Tennessee State Capitol
TEP Williamson County Meeting Mon, Feb 27, 6pm Frothy Monkey, 125 5th Ave S, Franklin
TEP Wear RED Against SB127 Tues, Feb 28, 10:30am Legislative Plaza, Nashville
SURJ Faith February Meeting Tues, Feb 28, 6:30pm The Temple, 5015 Harding Pk
Love Is Love Nashville Pride Mixer Wed, March 1, 6pm Sinema, 2600 Franklin Pk
SURJ Cross Class Solidarity and Anti-Racist Organizing Thurs, March 2, 7pm (8pm EST) National Conference Call