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a note from nina

a weekly(ish) collection of odds and ends

("tuca and bertie" by lisa hanawalt)

Love is hard, but we keep moving. There's no other option, is there? Onto some odds and ends:

  1. This essay on the fierce triumph of loneliness and relationships really pulled at something deep: "When I looked directly at our relationship, I had to admit that I wanted to come home to this person every day. But I also wanted to come home to myself... Loneliness is not the terror we escape; it is instead the reward we give up when we believe something else to be worth the sacrifice."  
     
  2. We remember Muhlaysia Booker, Claire Legato, and Michelle Simone. The TGI Justice Project has an invaluable resource on how we can show up for black trans women. I'm also going to donate to The Okra Project, a grassroots initiative with the goal of combating food insecurity in the black trans/gnc community.
     
  3. Redesigning the receipt. A quirky and important illustrated history of New York City's playgrounds. This ode to roti canai made me so hungry, that I'm glad it ended with an actual recipe. 
     
  4. In Sindh, young women are reviving the tradition of women devotees reciting poetry and playing the five-stringed danboroo at the shrine of the Sufi saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai -- the why and how behind this story is fascinating. Tiki bars and their Filipino founders.
     
  5. You should support your local abortion fund. They've been doing the work for a long time. Here's a list by state. Related: Why the legalization of abortion can be seen as a "public health triumph." It has to do with maternal mortality.
     
  6. This is me.

Love,
Nina

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