Thoughty Thursday is here. A little short on material that will get your mental corn popping this week. I’ve been cutting down on news for self-care purposes. Sorry. There’s still some excellent material here, though.
Susan Du and Nicole Norfleet: prayer service on eve of Derek Chauvin trial urges peace, unity, and justice. Star Tribune
Victoria Bekiempis announces that, for the first time, four women of colour command US navy warships. The Guardian
Matthew Barakat and Michael Kunzelman: high court rules that Charlottesville can remove confederate statues. Associated Press
Elissa Nadworny introduces us to the people cleaning a college campus during a pandemic: “without us, this campus shuts down.” NPR
Emma Graham-Harrison reports that Beijing cuts Hong Kong’s democratically elected seats in radical overhaul. The Guardian
Women/yn/xn, origins, labels, and the right to self-identify | Khadija Mbowe
Jacqueline Rose examines the damage silent forms of violence against women cause. The Guardian
Matthew Wills explains how women first learned self-defence. JSTOR Daily
Anton Troianovsky: hunting ghost particles beneath the world’s deepest lake. The New York Times
Elle Hunt reports that the rediscovery of a rare gecko delights experts. The Guardian
Kathryn Schulz explains why animals don’t get lost. The New Yorker
Lily Feinn tells the sweet tail (pun intended) of Sisu, the stray who kept trying to steal the same purple unicorn from a dollar store. The Dodo
Thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope you found something to inspire your next creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!