I’m back from vacation, and I’d be lying if I said I missed y’all. I was in a magical place with affordable and plentiful mussels and lobster, where the highest high was 78 degrees. This land is called Canada, and the only thing keeping me from moving there is the lack of grits. This week, I struggled to choose just one article about Barb, I did the unthinkable and included a link to E!, and I mostly was just excited to do this thing for AB again. So maybe I did miss y’all. A tiny bit.
Constance Wu is a truth-telling goddess.
McKenna Aiello, E! Online
I’m assuming you’ve already read about Korryn Gaines and her 5 year-old son, who were both shot by police. If not, here’s a decent summary:
Zak Cheney Rice, Mic
“In a summer when women have been unfairly criticized for busting ghosts and seeking this nation’s highest office, Barb has become a symbol of the marginalized female everyone can comfortably rally around.”
Jen Chaney, Vulture
Deporting people to countries they’ve never visited, where the primary language is one they don’t speak. Maybe our immigration policies aren’t working? Just spit-balling here.
Alyssa Jeong Perry, The Nation
Hannah Smothers, Cosmopolitan
“Because women have to manage literally everything, apparently, including clever catcall comebacks now? God, this shit is a lot of work.’”
Janie Stolar, Reductress
Shelly and Zac Brown (yes, that Zac Brown) have started a summer camp, and it sounds pretty great. “Camp Southern Ground will serve children from all backgrounds, races, and religions, with special emphasis on those with neurobehavioral disorders, social or emotional challenges, and children from military families. They have dedicated their efforts to bridging the gap between a child’s heart and his or her remarkable potential.”
Mary Alayne Long, Good Grit
Meet Silvana Lima, the badass surfer without a sponsor.
Jessica Lopez, Remezcla
And now meet Mary Hooks, co-director of Southerners on New Ground.
Mo Barnes, Rolling Out
And let’s close on a stupid Buzzfeed thing full of Jillian Holtzmann gifs. You’re welcome.
Ellie Bate, Buzzfeed