Hi friends, happy Pride month! We were cat sitting recently and honestly, that little furball was the only thing that has been keeping me from a complete meltdown. She was mad we were leaving one day so she went to pout in her little cardboard taco truck. Me too, kitty. Me too.
ID: Photo of a fluffy grey and white cat sitting in a blue cardboard taco truck. Above her on the truck it says, “Meow Delicioso!”
It’s a resource week so let’s get to it!
As I mentioned, it’s LGBTQIA+ Pride month and if you haven’t noticed already, a LOT of corporations are slapping rainbows on their products, raising the prices, and pretending to support the queer community. This is referred to as “rainbow-washing” and you can learn about it (and how to respond to it) in this post from Anti-Racism Daily.
Bonus: Check out @P4mativePride on Twitter which is a bot that “tweets campaign contributions to Florida state senators who voted for the #DontSayGay bill from brands tweeting about #Pride.” Disney is getting dragged A LOT and I am here for it.
One of my earliest newsletter issues was “Volume 1, Issue 5: Prepping for Meltdowns” and it has a similar vibe to Self-care in times of distress: Create your own “self-care toolbox” by Michelle Mijung Kim. Michelle Mijung Kim is the author of The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change, which I have recommended in a past resource issue.
The article for Resource #2 is from 2017 and because there is a pandemic, some of it isn’t necessarily advisable but I still find much of the article relevant and I appreciate it.
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