Think of this as your anti-news newsletter.
One of my favorite things about a previous job I had at a design firm was curating a weekly newsletter of stimulating and inspiring articles about architecture and design. I got to scour all corners of the internet to find things I thought people would find interesting, and it was honestly so fun and refreshing to read articles that weren’t about 45, sexual assault and the general shitty-ness in the world.
Well, I don’t work there anymore but I fell in love with certain publications and make it a point to sift through the sadness and garbage to find things that make me feel good.
So without further ado, here’s what Sarah likes on the internet from the week of 12.4.17.
1. Why you need to stop giving a shit about going viral.I needed this. I’ve been in a writing rut, always getting hung up on the value and likability of my content that it’s hindered on my ability to actually sit down and write. This article put a lot of things in perspective and reminded me to get the F over myself and just write. Even if no one reads it, just write.
2. Tracee Ellis Ross is still a perfect human being.
Tracee and the Jimmy Kimmel team put together a hilariously necessary guidebook to explain to man-children how to be a decent human being and to like..you know…not sexually harass women. It includes really mind-blowing and groundbreaking advice like; don’t touch a woman’s butt….and….maybe don’t show them your penis without their consent. Like I said, groundbreaking information.
3. Trixie and Katya are the distraction I never knew I needed.
*Cue the toxic masculinity that seems to be all of Viceland’s audience* but honestly, these two are hilarious and if you disagree, you are wrong and need to take a deep look at what childhood trauma you are suppressing. I used to watch their YouTube series, and of course, RuPaul’s Drag Race, but even if you’re not a fan of either, they are the voices of reason you never knew you needed. They tackle the big questions like…what happens when you die? (spoiler alert: Paul Rudd is there mowing the grass shirtless). This week I finally caught up on their new TV show, and laugh-cried the whole time.
4. 10 strangers, 6 realizations, 1 country
My good friend, and soul sister, Akina shared her beautiful interpretation of a program that changed both of our lives (and introduced us to each other!) Her advice are words that resonate universally. If you’ve ever been uncertain of your path in life, been fearful of what the future might hold, or had anxiety about finding your passion, her words will inspire you and assure you that you are not alone.
5. Pantone heard my suggestions.
It finally happened! Pantone picked a color of the year that didn’t make me want to vomit. I may be biased because of my lifelong love of the color purple, I think they nailed it this year. Ultra-violet, as described by the paint company (turned pop culture icon) “is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.”
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