LET’S TALK ABOUT SANCTIFIED SPACES


8 Ways Women Can Protect Their Sanctified Places  From Donald Trump

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ICONIC
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STAY WOKE
Renowned intellectual and political activist Noam Chomsky thinks the biggest news of November 8 was actually “barely noted.”

WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
How a man on death row for a crime he says he didn’t commit can still find beauty in the everyday.

MISSING LINK
This Chinese American icon was erased from the Oscar-winning film she produced. But that’s not the end of her story.

THE READ

Throughout their presidential campaign, Trump and Pence were open about their desire to restrict women’s reproductive health care by overturning Roe v. Wade, defunding Planned Parenthood, and repealing the Affordable Care Act, which grants millions of women access to both contraception and preventative care. As a result, women are starting to fear what their health care will look like under the president- and vice president-elect, who seemingly want to take a time machine back to 1950, when birth control consisted of women putting an aspirin between their knees.

In light of this fear, I reached out to experts to learn what women can do now to protect themselves and their reproductive organs down the line. Read more.

LET’S TALK ABOUT SANCTIFIED SPACES

If you want an inspiring take on “glowing up” (and just so happen to be making your way to Paris sometime in the near future), check out Kehinde Wiley’s exhibition, “Lamentations,” at Le Petit Palais. Only the third African American ever to have a solo show in France, Wiley portrays contemporary black life through stained-glass portraits and oil paintings. “The resplendent light coming out of that stained glass is not about nationhood, it’s not about race,” says Wiley. “It’s about being powerful in the world, glowing literally.”

November 16, 2016

Today would have been the writer Chinua Achebe’s 86th birthday, a perfect opportunity to share some words of wisdom from the Things Fall Apart author: “If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own.” Today, just over a week after the election and a week before the anxiety—and gravy-filled joy—of the holidays ramps up, we’re taking a moment to reflect on people who are forging their own stories. Whether they’re doing it in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds or making their corners of the planet just a little more deliciousand badass, we’re all a tiny bit better—and a lot more hopeful—because of them. 🙏 —Anne Branigin

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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