I got new vegan combat boots! I’m so proud! Needed a good pair of weekend shoes, and I think these fit the bill just nicely.
I’ve got a few good links to share with you all today. Lots of reading around these parts, as always. After getting my feet wet with the whole graduate school thing last semester, let’s hope I can successfully intermingle my voracity for the written word with my other responsibilities. Starting NOW!
Ali Seiter’s “Veganism and Consumerism” was posted just before Christmas, at a time when rampant consumerism seems to completely over take everything everywhere. I’m 100% of the mindset that if you don’t like a system, put your money into one that you believe in and Ali synthesizes those sentiments and their relationships beautifully in this reflective little post with a bibliography! I love bibliographies! Side note, I really love how this lady always has sources to share. Well documented sources. My nerdy scholarly brain does cartwheels of glee. Also, several of the links I’m sharing today I found on one of Ali’s own reading lists.
Also along the lines of consumed: my new personal project, Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor as Maura a 68 year old trans woman in the process of coming out and coming to terms with her gender identity. I’m 100% enthralled by this show, even though I 110% agree that there are a hefty dose of problems that come along with the show i.e. that Maura is portrayed by a white cis gendered man (who I think is brilliant in this role by the way) and shows the story of a white, well off and well educated trans woman and her family who are all incredibly privileged and self-centered. I’ve read all of these recaps of the show, and I plan to re-watch all 10 episodes with the analyses of each and this article on a few of the social justice issues in Transparent in mind.
I’m not the only one who’s stoked about the boots…
While Rebel Grrrl Living’s “Coping with Eating Guilt, Toxic Comments, and Triggers” was written in light of the holidays, it’s a great reminder to keep yourself on track during this time of New Year’s resolutions and a lot of very verbal lamenting about bodies, weight, and shape.
A short list this time around, but food for thought nonetheless. A happy little balance for this hectic week, if you ask me. Starting to really get back into the swing of things of the new semester and get my feet wet with readings and balancing my healthy eating, work outs and other endeavors with the responsibilities of my scholastic routine. More on this to come, as I hope to share some of the ways that I do this, including a look at my daily eating during the week and how I prep/plan that part of my life. Stay tuned!