Hi friends! Happy Spring! Next Friday, April 1st, is my birthday. If you want to celebrate, check out last year’s post. Also, I’m still totally accepting addresses via this form if you want snail mail. Apparently auto-fill doesn’t give me your whole address, so double-check when you fill it out.
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This week, however, is a resource week and free to everyone after this photo of a latte I had last weekend:
As I write this, 34 states have proposed anti-trans legislation in 2022. 123 bills have been introduced in 2022. If you are reading this when it goes out on Friday, March 25th, we are only 84 days into the year. That’s an average of 3 anti-trans bills introduced every two days.
I had started to type, “I have no words to describe how immensely fucked up this is” but then I deleted it because it’s a lie. I have A Lot Of Fucking Words™ and I have enough anger in me to power a rocket. This is not an intellectual exercise for my household. It is very real, very scary, and utterly enraging.
The Trans Legislation Tracker is sortable by State, Bill Type, and Status and you can export it into a CSV. Most importantly, there is a link with actions you can take to fight this legislation in your state.
The wonderful librarians at SFPL have put together a resource list focused on what is happening to Ukraine. If you haven’t noticed, disinformation is running rampant and it can be hard to figure out where to donate and where to get accurate news. Librarians to the rescue yet again!
You can start building a habit at any time but since the start of a new month is coming up soon, I wanted to share this little article that has an overview of 3 mobile apps, 1 web app, and 1 pdf for tracking habits. Full disclosure: I don’t use any of these but I do love a good data visualization and a couple of these look particularly interesting. I use these little babies from Target. That being said, not everything is for me and maybe one of you will find this article helpful!
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