Did you miss me? The round-up posts I mean, obviously I’ve still been twirling and attempting to recreate my trademark ‘leaning-against-a-wall’ post every so often. I’ve been spending July getting back into the swing of things again and it feels great to have regular content. I anticipated a bit of a ‘Summer slump’, since it tends to happen around this time of year and thankfully I’m through the worst of it. The solution? Definitely confiding in others, as this post states and finding articles that make me think ‘Ah, it all makes sense now.’
I could relate to this Stylist piece about the effect of technology on my brain all too much and it’s like I need to reprogramme myself to not think that an empty battery is the end of the world. Similarly, this mid-year check up was reassuring and handy if you need to reevaluate things. It’s all about understanding your obstacles, working out what’s doable and celebrating your achievements.
The rest of the links are a mixture of the eclectic and important. I’m so pleased that Eva Wiseman wrote about the fear of sitting on a white sofa whilst on your period (I could have done with reading this when I was thirteen) and found this Atlantic article about the dynamics of black boys and girls fitting in at schools heartbreaking. On a brighter note, I loved learning about why one of my favourite Instagramers is obsessed with colour plus the new chief brand officer of Uber, Bozoma Saint John. There’s plenty of inspiring women to be found, amongst these links.
How to sell a billion-dollar myth like a French girl
Black boys have an easier time fitting in at suburban schools than black girls
The rise of ‘Borg Brain’: is modern technology affecting our minds?
Muslim poet inspires millions as she refuses to ‘prove her humanity’
How Instagram learns from your likes to keep you hooked
The year is half over: How are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions?
Diversity is more than a rainbow coloured logo
The Sprinter Factory – Girls competing to be Jamaica’s new champions
Why Your Blog Is More Important Than Ever
How The Financial Diet actually makes money
Period dramas: menstruation really can be a bloody nightmare
Why is hyperfemininity expected of fat women?
Janet Mock interviews Gabourey Sidibe
I spent a week looking for millennial pink in LA
Is this the woman who will save Uber?
Why black actors struggle in the hair-and-makeup chair
Instagram’s Wonder Walls
Have a lovely rest of the weekend!