First Reading, 2017 vol. 9
First and foremost - if you're in the path of hurricane Harvey please stay safe this weekend. If you're interested and able to lend a hand this weekend visit the Central & South Texas Red Cross to learn more.
I'm working in a coffee shop where some guy sitting next to me thought it would be hilarious to steal my mouse when I wasn't looking. Dear sweet baby Jesus, I need an office. I'm checking out WeWork this afternoon and may just take the plunge. More on that later.
In the meantime, I'm getting back to paying the bills - but here's what I've bookmarked this week.
Allure on the wellness addiction of millennial women. For the record this is technically me, but you will never see me with a green drink - unless it's a margarita.
Annie's List sees surge of women mulling campaigns, via the San Antonio Express News.
Curbed's take on gender equality in major cities' elected representatives. In summary, there aren't enough women and definitely not enough women of color. Except maybe in California.
Did you know that at least 3,586 women campaigned for elected positions in the half-century before 1920 (the year MOST women were granted the right to vote). I was so surprised. Read more via Time Magazine.
Maxine Waters on reclaiming her time and the burden of the "strong black woman" via the Washington Post.
One woman's critical take on Tina Fey's "sheetcaking" bit, via The Chicago Tribune.
Teen Vogue (yes, Teen Vogue) on the historical role of women in the white supremacy movement.
A fascinating look at how your ambiguous name may help you land that interview or even a seat on the South Carolina judicial bench, via the Financial Times.