Hi friends! It’s resource week and today’s newsletter is going to be a short one because I need to pay more attention to myself. I’ve been giving a lot lately in many areas of my life and I think I just need to sit and watch cartoons more. I will totally take recommendations for cartoon series to watch! I’m safe-wording out of Last Airbender, Steven Universe, and Adventure Time. We’ve already watched all of She-Ra when it came out, we’re in the midst of Bob’s Burgers, I’ve watched a lot of My Little Pony, and I am legit obsessed with The Owl House. Last night we started to watch Sailor Moon. Nicole has never seen it and it’s been decades since I’ve watched them.
I don’t know about y’all, but so many people I know are getting Covid. It does’t surprise me because there’s still a pandemic and I keep up to date from Violet Blue’s weekly Pandemic Roundup (available for free on her Patreon, but if you can afford to pay her you should).
Annette Gordon-Reed is a Harvard professor, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, and a Black Texan. In this very short book, she weaves together her personal history with the history of Texas and how Juneteenth came to be. This book was actually written and published before President Biden signed Juneteenth into law as a federal holiday. I learned so much from this little book and felt my perspective shift more than once.
So many things on this list I’ve said, “I should watch that” and then I never did. This list is a good reminder and collection. It’s so important to remember that the first Pride was an uprising and a protest and if you know the history of Stonewall then you know that cops do not belong at Pride. The article links out to where you can view each of these recommendations. Some are on paid sites but some are available for free. Of course, you might be able to find it on multiple streaming services by searching on https://www.justwatch.com/.
That’s it for this week! You can shop any books I’ve mentioned in this newsletter at my affiliate shop, The Infophile’s Bookshop, and support independent bookstores. If you want to send me some snail mail, you can find me at P.O. Box 21481, Oakland, CA 94620-1481. If you are a paid subscriber and would like for me to send you some happy mail, feel free to give me your address.
If you enjoy this newsletter, consider a paid subscription (below) or sending a tip to show your support for my writing and resource curation. You can find me elsewhere on the internet as well as some of my top resource round-ups on my linktree.