OK, it is official, we are all staying home until June 10th. This is no longer a choice, it is an order. DCist has a great, comprehensive round-up of what that means for the region, and we recommend you read it.
We will, on the other hand, in lieu of hard news, start sharing some life-affirming links with you daily, to keep that I-am-all-alone-and-going-not-so-slowly-insane feelings at bay:
- Today is international transgender day of visibility. Celebrate it by spending some time w/ JVN interviewing Mara Keisling,founder and director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, who joined Jonathan to discuss how allies can help trans rights, recorded live at our very own Bentzen Ball. LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE.
- At the end of this, we should all make sure Jose Andres gets sainthood: #RecipesForThePeople are one of our favorite things to keep track of on instagram (W/ everyone from Michelle Kwan to Giada to Natalie Portman joining in) and these Jose votive candles (100% of proceeds to go to World Central Kitchen) are flying off the shelves. Sign up to see when they are back in stock.
- There is a Women’s History Month (it is still March!) coloring book project by Cat Willet you can download for free and spend your day coloring Dolly Parton, Kate Bush or Toni Morrison. Yes please. We suggest pairing it with a good, cathartic cry to Here You Go Again:
- Dolly bonus: she will be reading bedtime stories LIVE on April 2nd – we’re THERE
- Just use google. Example: when in need, google “babies laughing” or “cute puppies” or… you get the gist.
- A lot of us are feeling sluggish and unmotivated – here’s how to get your work-out groove back
- We’ve shared this before but we will share it again: Yale’s class on well-being is streaming for free now.
- Also: a great time to start practicing baking bread (because, as we mentioned yesterday, we could ALL use a project right about now)
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