Things may not be getting easier, but they are certainly getting to be more of what they are – which is worse, of course, but also kind of exhilarating. Folks are pushing back. So, let’s make lemonade, shall we? Lots of lemonade.
Here in South Carolina, our good friend and trusted copy editor Bethany pointed out that there are some vacancies for state board and commission positions. If you want to get involved, have at it. And don’t stop here. Find all of the ways to make change and be heard.
Now, can we talk about Nikki Haley? Bye, girl, but first . . .
Some stuffy advice from the wonks over at FP.
Sheba Crocker, Foreign Policy
And some very real talk from one ambassador to another.
Interfaith community trumps hate in Victoria, Texas.
Andrea Cantor, Forward
From one of my favorite authors:
Beth Sherouse, Medium
Heather Richardson, professor of American history at Boston College, wrote a Facebook post comparing Trump’s immigration ban to Confederate “shock events” and a Southern paper picked it up.
Heather Richardson, Dallas News
A legal challenge to the ban.
If you, like me, are super excited about National Geographic’s upcoming documentary series about transgender kids, you’ll want to read this.
Rachel Rabkin Peachman, New York Times
So, this is what happens when women run start-ups: the “Femtech” movement.
Lauren Young, Ms. Magazine
A new textbook makes the world safer and kinder.
Cody Gohl, Logo
“Organizers, troublemakers, and thinkers.”
Sarah Jaffe, In These Times
A new Rosie the Riveter.
Katherine Brooks, Huffington Post
Ellie Woodward, Buzzfeed
From her mouth to God’s ears.
New York Times
And, finally . . .
Kaylinn Gilstrap, The Bitter Southerner