I’m all about supporting other bloggers, big or small, as well as just generally talking about other content online, and I often feel like a simple retweet on Twitter isn’t quite as engaging as I could be with the content that I appreciate. That’s what made me start this (hopefully) regular series of “weekly blog reads”, where I share with you a couple of blog posts, articles and videos I’ve liked over the week and that I find worth sharing! In some cases, they might not be things that were written or published in that specific week, but I’ll just be sharing things as I discover them.
FALSE FRIENDS IN CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY
Vicky Ly at ethical elephant blogs about PETA’s unreliable cruelty-free list in Is Marc Jacobs Beauty Tested On Animals Or Cruelty Free?
LIVING A CREATIVE LIFE
Kate shares what she has been knitting this past month, celebrating her achievements: “I made it!” monthly: January 2016
GIRL SCOUTS IS FOR ALL GIRLS
Western Washington girl scouts refuse a donation that comes with transphobic conditions: Girl Scouts choose transgender girls over $100,000 donation
NO HARASSMENT TOLERATED
The National Science Foundation, one of the biggest funders for US science, will pull financial support for institutions that don’t address sexual harassment claims: The National Science Foundation (NSF) will not tolerate harassment at grantee institutions
MAKE LOVE NOT SCARS
Survivors of acid attacks rally to ban the sale of acid in India to common people to help end gender-based violence; sign the petition here: Make Acid Unavailable to the Common Man.
PLASTIC IS EVERYWHERE
The Guardian shares insight on the plastic production of the world – since WW2, we’ve produced enough to wrap the whole planet in clingfilm. Yikes! Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth
[VIDEO] I’M EXACTLY LIKE OTHER GIRLS
The wonderful Leena has made another brilliant video, this time about the supposed compliment “I like you! You’re not like other girls!” – which opens a whole can of worms on internalised misogyny: Not Like Other Girls
[VIDEO] HOW TO GET WORK DONE
Fran works as a freelancer in illustration, currently based in London. Working from home, sometimes motivation doesn’t come easy. Here’s what she does to defeat the Chain of Doom: How do I stay motivated
Annnnd that’s about it for this week! What blog posts, articles or videos have stuck with you this week? x