We are not only what we eat, we are all that we consume. We are so fortunate to have so much information available, but discernment in what we feed our brains is paramount to producing good ideas, and to being open enough to understanding the experiences of others.
So here is where I hope to serve your whole health by delivering quality articles that educate, inspire, and articulate the human condition so we can stay in reality and curiosity. Plus art + beauty + LOLZ.
Here we go.
1. Anatomical organs made from crocheted wire. The two hearts at the bottom made my eyes leak a little. Thank you, art.
2. I’ve been in love with him since I read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao all those years ago. His brain is prolific. In conversation with Junot Díaz: on the force field of privilege and the power of art.
3. This, from a poem written 25 years ago, is incredibly timely today. “I want a president who isn’t the lesser of two evils” —> Mykki Blanco recites ‘I Want A Dyke For President’
4. This might be my favorite TGFI as I get to share and promote, not one but, two of the authors who have irrevocably changed my world view and my ability to articulate my own experience. Apparently Arundhati Roy, author of astounding book, The God of Small Things, is publishing her next book in 2017. It’s been 20 years. GAH.
5. Funny animals are good medicine. And I believe we need all the levity we can get our eyeballs on this week. Enjoy, muffin.
6. Black bodies on the facades of racist institutions. Street art. Art. Free fucking speech.
7. Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs. “It’s as if someone were out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake of keeping us all working.”
8. This short, but moving, personal essay on teeth and class in America.
9. You know, I may have put this in an earlier volume of TGFI. I’m not sure. But it doesn’t matter, because it’s so good it deserves to be seen again. This man studied photography in prison and these are the photos he took when he got out.
10. Super sad, but wholly important, feminist read. This is how they broke our grandmothers.
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You are so dearly loved.