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Week in review 13-19 July. Making the most of Sarande.. eating, crochet, swimming, coop work, the usual rhiaro.co.uk/2020/07/week-revi

Unofficial Florence update 

Since it's in my head, I need to let you all know: I've been trying to write a update for 1.5 months.

I'm just not able to finish it.

Yes, this tells you a lot of the state of the project. πŸ˜…

I'm still dealing with a lot of paralyzing anxiety. And am unable to do most things I'd like to do.

Unofficial Florence update 

Since it's in my head, I need to let you all know: I've been trying to write a update for 1.5 months.

I'm just not able to finish it.

Yes, this tells you a lot of the state of the project. πŸ˜…

I'm still dealing with a lot of paralyzing anxiety. And am unable to do most things I'd like to do.

Black YouTubers (Other) 

Other, not book related but YouTube channels by black folx I find interesting:

The Grapevine
youtube.com/channel/UCPf55sis3

Reelback:
youtube.com/channel/UCPk29gUc_

AfroMarxist:
youtube.com/channel/UC2xX2FI6s

Karen Hunter Show, it's a radio show, but the current "In class with Doctor Carr" is really fucking good shit:
youtube.com/watch?v=VjP7QG7-uJ

Write About Now, Poetry channel, with a lot of black people on the stage:
youtube.com/user/WANpoetry

Black Girl Nerds:
youtube.com/user/FlixGrl

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Black YouTubers 

VivHairTherapy, I aboslutely adore Viv, she's funny as fuck, and try a lot of weird things for her hair. Especially things that aren't really for her hair. You'll see what I mean.
youtube.com/user/VivHairTherap

Kat Blaque, Trans, and well talks about a lot of things others may not dare touch.
youtube.com/user/TransDIYer

Tech for tech: Marques Brownlee
youtube.com/user/marquesbrownl

As well as, The Come Up:
youtube.com/channel/UC-bFgwL_k

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Black YouTubers 

For gardening, and homesteading, Homestead Heart:

youtube.com/channel/UCb5r6YTWc

Just learn about the world and how everything connects, Akala:

youtube.com/channel/UCtJ9fObTQ

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Non-Black YouTubers, lending platforms 

I also want to add as a bonus: Jameela Jamil who is doing fantastic work at extending her platform to people who may not have a voice.

youtube.com/channel/UCr6pQ176h

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Black YouTubers (Books) 

Since someone was asking for recommendations with Black and Indigenous YouTube Channels, I got a few recommendations that I watch regularly:

Noria Reads:
youtube.com/channel/UCUDWAX6bh

Booking Realm: youtube.com/user/bookishrealm

The Artisan Geek:
youtube.com/channel/UCamkpihJt

And Bowties & Books:
youtube.com/channel/UCTIbjVYcb

They are fairly different, but worth checking out to see who fits you :)

I absolutely adore Noria!

10 Perfect Gifts for The Bookworm You Love [CC]

youtube.com/watch?v=oU_6tC5tfC

we've been trying to vent our feelings constructively instead of just sitting around angry, and other people have already said everything we want to say to the white folks who are continuing to involve themselves in this discussion without educating themselves or sitting with their feelings in the slightest, so here's some paint bucket emoji edits we just did

:ms_black_trans_flag: :sparkling_heart_black_trans: :treblesand_black_trans: :heart_trans_black:

(oh and there's also :trans_furr:​ which was already on the instance when we became admin)

black trans flag by Raquel Willis
mutant standard by Dzuk, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
sparkling pride hearts by amethicc
treblesand is public domain
pride hearts by discord user CAMERATA#4771

I feel incredibly seen. So much so I'm crying:

"How to Deal with Clutter When You Have ADHD"

youtube.com/watch?v=0mCr5tqtiM

comfort food question 

What do you make when you’re exhausted at the end of the day, have just enough energy to cook something simple, and want to treat yourself?

for me, I am a sucker for a massive plate of aglio e olio with plenty of crushed chillies, far too much sliced garlic, and a surprisingly restrained helping of grated hard cheese.

trans flag discourse recap 

@InvaderXan @pfx @FrazzledBrynn Marcia posted the black stripe variant of the trans pride flag, and Cannageek argued that doing so erases all non-binary people and started suggesting alternate versions that decenter Black lives which was literally the entire intent of a Black lives specific Trans pride flag. they admitted to doing this without bothering to gather context. i could point you to a thread but apparently they deleted their replies.

chronic illness 

Me: can I just do [literally anything] please
My body: hahaha no

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This is such a good article. And I'm really appreciating finding out the backstory to why Chewing Gum didn't get a 3rd season.

"Michaela Coel’s β€˜I May Destroy You’ Will Tear You Apart"

vulture.com/article/michaela-c

I have found the internet corner on my sister’s farm. Hello, world!

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