Interesting, from the Times, In a Married World, Singles Struggle for Attention. The authors observations about single women and community engagement particularly caught my interest: "Yet as she and other experts note, single people often contribute more to the community — because once people marry, they tend to put their energy and focus into their partners and their own families at the expense of friendships, community ties and extended families." The article goes on to note that unmarried women are more likely to go to political demonstrations and sign petitions.

"THIS MUST BE THE PLACE is a series of short films that explore the idea of home; what makes them, how they represent us, why we need them."

Image: ‎"The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me. I’m in good spirits and I’m prayerful and at peace. But I will not stop fighting until I’ve taken my last breath. Georgia is prepared to snuff out the life of an innocent man." - Troy Davis. Troy hasn't stopped fighting and neither should we. If there is a demonstration in your area, please attend. If there's not, grab a sign and start one. People can also call Judge Penny Freesemann at 912 652 7252 or fax her at 912 652-7254 and ask her to withdraw the death warrant. We should never mourn when there is still time to fight.

Miranda July's pretty badass story of her "first feminist action."

So, after a year or so of plotting, it's really happening - I'm going to be heading to Nicaragua this winter for a month to do Spanish immersion! More to come, but I was so excited that I wanted to share, and also I wanted to know if any one has recommendations of books (nonfiction or fiction) about Nicaragua or Central America. Also, I want to bring some young adult books in Spanish to read while I'm there, so recommendations on that front are welcome as well. Thanks in advance!

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” - Audre Lorde


Anastasia said...

I saw the dadt video on the Daily Show and I cried like a baby.

Amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler said...

I'm excited to read about your immersion trip to Nicaragua! What a wonderful experience that will be!