Inspiration! Roundup: The Cosmic Banana Peel, Jann Arden's Army, Tech, a Wish, and More!

This Week's "I want to go to there": I wanna keep doing this! Every day!
Photo by Jon Tyson.

The Cosmic Banana Peel

“Whenever the world throws rose petals at you, which thrill and seduce the ego, beware. The cosmic banana peel is suddenly going to appear underfoot to make sure you don’t take it all too seriously, that you don’t fill up on junk food.”
– Anne Lamott

I Am an Army

Did you know Jann Arden is still killing it? Jann Arden is still killing it!

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Feelings Are a Lot of Work

I love this image, "Feelings are a lot of work." They are, guys! They are! It doesn't mean it's not worth getting into it, feeling things, and working through feelings with others, but it's also important to remember that this is work.

Tech is Not Neutral

A useful reminder to pay closer attention to what our tech is encouraging us to do. And maybe to imagine what we would like to see different!

"Tech is not neutral. One of the most important things everybody should know about the apps and services they use is that the values of technology creators are deeply ingrained in every button, every link, and every glowing icon that we see."
-Anil Dash

A Wish

Wait Watchers

I love the work of Haley Morris-Cafiero! In her series Wait Watchers, she photographed herself doing mundane activities in public, to observe how people interacted with her and her body. It is a stunning series, and I can't wait for her coming series, The Bully Pulpit, where she will comment on the online bullying she received as a result of this project.

National Geographic is/was Racist

Guys! National Geographic just set the example for all of us on what to do when you want to move beyond racism in your own life or work. Admit it, and commit to change. (Yes, it is late, and YES, they have a lot of work still to do - like hire more people of colour to senior positions in the company - but it is such a vital first step.)

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