ISSUE 14 | May 22, 2017

We're throwing a week long self-care party, and you're invited!


FRIDAY.

TRY SOMETHING NEW!
Relax and recharge with a new hobby. We love this watercolor tutorial from kelogsloops. (twitter)


GET YOUR PURR FIX
Is catless purring a little weird? Maybe. Is it also totally awesome? For sure. 
 

READ: ALL THE THINGS
We're especially excited about Roxnae Gay's Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, and Arundhati Roy's The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Other suggestions here.



THURSDAY.

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GIVE A GIFT: TINY SELF CARE KIT
Treat yourself or someone you love to this self-care starter kit. Larger Hug Boxes are also available.


WATCH: EXPLORING SOCIAL ACTIVISM THROUGH THE SPOKEN WORD
By TaneshaNicole Tyler


READ: Year of Yes
How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person



WATCH: HER STORY
"Her Story is about two trans women in Los Angeles who have given up on love, when suddenly chance encounters give them hope."


WEDNESDAY.

WATCH: WALKING AS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT OF SELF-CARE (TED)
"When black women walk, things change"


WATCH: SLEEP TO DREAM
Indulge in this gorgeous, pro-woman, pro-body spoken word poem.
 

DOWNLOAD: PACIFICA
It's free!


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TREAT YOURSELF: DIY MANIS!
Bonus: At a tidy $2.68, these self-care nail decals from Hannah Daisy is are a fun way to jazz up your diy spa day.


TUESDAY.

FOLLOW: @MAKEDAISYCHAINS
Hannah Daisy makes beautiful illustrations of #BoringSelfCare


LISTEN: MEDITATION RELAXATION

LISTEN: POST-ELECTION RESISTANCE AND EMPOWERMENT PLAYLIST
Crowdsourced from Pantsuit Nation.


FOLLOW: @MOTIVATIONTATTS

READ: RESILIENCE IS ABOUT HOW YOU RECHARGE, NOT HOW YOU ENDURE


READ: BODY SCRUBS, FEATHER ROBES, AND OTHER FAILED EXPERIMENTS IN SELF CARE


WATCH: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT


MONDAY.

LISTEN: NANCY PODCAST
"BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Because everyone’s a little bit gay…"


FOLLOW: @PROJECTHERENOW


LISTEN: BROADWAY.COM'S SELF CARE PLAYLIST


WATCH: MAN ABOUT CAKE


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LISTEN: SHIT TOWN
"John despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it."
(CN: Suicide, racially violent language)


FOLLOW: @DRAMBERTHORNTON


LISTEN: ANTHEMS FOR SELF-CARE, SEX AND SENSUALITY
Read More Here



FOLLOW: @SHINETEXT


WATCH: MASTER OF NONE
TV you can disappear into. If you don't have a Netflix account, find a friend with a comfy couch and invite yourself over for a few hours.


WATCH: ALL OF MAYIM BIALIK's YOUTUBE VIDEOS
Trust us.
 


FOLLOW: @5MINSELFCARE


LISTEN: 2 DOPE QUEENS
"Join the 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, along with their favorite comedians, for stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel. Plus a whole bunch of other s**t.


WATCH: HOW TO SELF CARE?!
"the basics of an important human thingy"