Between moving, wrangling a new presentation, and teaching, I haven't had time to do much else - not even write my beloved newsletter. Although the next few weeks are packed too, I now have a sunny little spot on the balcony to write from and a few DIY projects to look forward to on the weekends. I think we all need creative outlets right now, more than ever. I'm currently recovering from my second vaccine dose (yay, but boo, those side effects hit harder than expected) so I'll be taking it slow but I'm excited to share them as they occur. Peep the section below for the first DIY project for the new place (it may or may not involve painting a fridge).
Let me know what boxes you've been packing, unpacking, ticking, or breaking free from lately.
Until next time,Marina(she/they)
P.S. The weight of the world is heavier than usual - and that's saying something considering the past few years. If you'd like to support Afghanistan and your local community, I found this article useful
as well as friends and community groups on social media who were donating physical items which I was able to contribute to. Additionally, this article
has good tips and places to donate to rally against the changes to abortion access in Texas. I donated to the Indigenous Women Rising Abortion Fund.