Friday, December 01, 2017

Three Interesting Things

Had some weird issues posting yesterday and not enough time to troubleshoot the autopost. But here we are.
1. In light of recent news, I was directed to this piece from Meghan Markle discussing the realities of navigating life as a biracial person, the shock, confusion, and surprise as others try to define you.
2. Alyssa Cole was interviewed by Shondaland about her newest release, although she found time to talk about others. I had the chance to see both her and Alisha Rai at Politics and Prose's new Wharf location yesterday, as they chatted about books with Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches and how showing communities of women, showing characters that feel too much, or are working on feeling too little, and the power of books that promise you hope at the end.  My understanding is that in addition to Politics and Prose's taping, and possibly a Smart podcast.
3. I saw this viral tweet about a stunt a twelve year old pulled, and found this description of the experience of going viral interesting.