Today’s Hot Reads is being brought to you without commentary because I haven’t had time this week to build the post as I usually do. My cat, Fluff, died Thursday after 3 weeks of a strange, debilitating neurological illness that caused paralysis of his back legs. We spent a lot of time at the vet office and a lot of time caring for him. He was the sweetest, most affectionate cat I ever had and he was only two years old. It’s very sad.
Anyway, I did do some late night reading the past week that I want to pass along. Here’s the list:
From Rebecca F.: Why You Should Care That Lady Gaga’s Sueing Me For 1.4 Million
From Women’s Voices For Change: Jasmine Tridevil’s Tale
From Gambit: I’m a Seventh Generation New Orleanian
From The Independent: Offensive Banksy immigration mural in Clacton scrubbed off wall by council
From The Atlantic: Confronting My Cyberbully 13 Years Later
From The Toast: “A Witch!”: On Women’s Intuition and Men Behaving Badly
And for a funny tongue-in-check (not really. yes, really. well, maybe) from Buzzfeed: 25 Things That Happen When You Talk About Feminism on the Internet
No book list this week and the poem of the week is actually five by the wonderful poet Luisa Igloria via The Poetry Storehouse. The link includes audio of the poems as well as text. A favorite snippet:
And in the dream
I am always though no longer
a girl before the world
had its way with me,
always the one listening
for the sounds of hidden things.
Beginning with today’s post, Hot Reads will be published every other Sunday instead of every Sunday. Have a great reading week, y’all!