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Week Links | 9.10.17

Week Links | 9.10.17

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Week Links

9.10.17

Link loves of the week courtesy of some of the week’s favorite blog reads.

I struggle with how to tie in political messages to my "brand" because I try to vibrate positivity and sometimes taking on all of the problems of the world, and even what is happening on my own doorstep with police brutality and y'all's president is a lot for my mental and my spirit to handle. I often don't know who to talk about or what to talk about - or even if I have the words to accurately articulate my thoughts on the natural disaster, gender rights, immigration rights, or whatever injustice action targeted at a black person due to skin color today.

So I am mostly silent. Silent, but I weep. It hurts me that so many people are hurt and that there are people out there who don't give a fuck about that hurt and want to hurt. I love caring about others, but I do know the importance of not allowing what's heavy to rob me completely of my joy - of finding balance without becoming numb or mute.

I pray.

My prayers go out to all those affected by the natural disasters that have been impacting multiple parts of the world as of late. That goes for Houston, Puerto Rico, Florida, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and anywhere else that maybe isn't getting the attention they deserve. I see you, I pray for you, and I wish that we all receive the healing we deserve in due time. 

  • It's like night and day. This personal post was a gentle reminder that we are all so different, but so similar and that it is important to stick together and foster support in a world that needs so much at the moment. 
  • Having worked at an immigration law firm during the Obama administration, I knew how huge it was that DACA was an initiative and how many lives it helped. I was heartbroken to hear that 45 decided to hang those lives in the balance because of ego, bigotry, and supremacy. I pray that Congress can make something happen. Reading these stories further emphasized how crucial the need for DACA is. I stand with Dreamers. 
  • I cope with stress with bad jokes and laughter, just like Drea. Her optimistic but pessimistic take on life in Florida before the storm is human. 
  • Bad blogger alert. I never knew the importance of evergreen content until stepping into an editor position with XO. Here's a great comprehensive guide of how to make your blog a little more evergreen. 
  • Infatuation has a face and it's attached to Insecure's Yvonne Orji. Loved reading her Into the Gloss feature and finding out the secrets behind her mocha glow.
  • This post has me contemplating bullet journaling. What are your thoughts on it? 

Sorry for a slightly heavier Week Links this week guys. Be safe out there. 

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