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  1. Performing Whiteness

    A powerful essay by Sarah Bellamy, who, in the wake of George Floyd being murdered in her hometown, argues that we need to question how white bodies might be predisposed to rely on a racial inheritance that endangers the lives of others.      

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  2. Robin DiAngelo

    For over 20 years Robin DiAngelo has been a consultant, educator and facilitator on issues of racial and social justice. She is the author of several books, including White Fragility. 

    Academia
  3. Go Wild Inside – 17 Ways to Connect with Nature at Home

    On her blog Kids of the Wild Lucy normally likes to talk about how to get your kids outside more. However, there are also ideas for lockdown activities — including ways for children to connect with nature while staying inside.

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  4. So, it’s Autism Awareness Day

    “I’ll always see the world in a slightly different way than most people, but I’ve figured out a system that works for me, and it gives me great strength.” For Autism Awareness Day, Justin McElroy reflects on life on the spectrum.

    Autism
  5. Parents, Stop Freaking Out, Teachers Aren’t Perfect Either

    Angela Graham, a teacher, addresses the fears of parents who are new to homeschooling: “We are not perfect, and whatever school ends up looking like for your child the rest of this year, we don’t expect you to be perfect either.”

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  6. This is not my first rodeo

    “I know that this situation, while ‘oh this again’ for me, is probably novel and once-in-a-lifetime for you. That is, in fact, why I did the job I did for 30 years: so that shortages and lockdowns and shutdowns and uncertainty aren’t life-as-usual for you.” The writer at InBLOGnito shares learnings from years of facing […]

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  7. Commuting in Corona Times

    Artist Kera Till draws a public transportation map for these strange, uncertain times.

    Art
  8. Brownie Leaderboard

    The blog Brownie Points is solely focussed on talking about brownies. The brownie leaderboard assigns a score to each brownie tested and puts them in a category based on the score. This is where to find the right brownie for you!

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    Brownie Points
  9. It’s More Than Tea

    Jill has a background in scientific research and a love of tea. Eventually, the two collided and she now works at TeaHaus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, while delving into all things tea on her blog. Want to know how to brew the perfect cuppa? This is where to find out.  

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  10. What Does It Mean to Stand Up

    Tara Williamson reflects on the lives of Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie and on how Canada’s systemic dehumanization of Indigenous people led to their needless deaths.

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    Jade Tootoosis (Photo credit: Edmonton Journal)
  11. Artificial Intelligence Will Do What We Ask. That’s a Problem.

    By teaching machines to understand our true desires, one scientist hopes to avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of having them do what we command.

    Business
  12. Traced Elements

    Traced Elements is a food blog that invites “voices and perspectives to the table, to share tales of their relationship with food – growing it, making it, eating it – with a view to encouraging others to get messier, get more hands-on, get more intimate, have more fun…”

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  13. What Is Your Dog Parenting Style?

    There are a wide variety of dog parenting styles out there. Aloof or helicopter parent — which are you? Find out on the Dogtime blog!

    Animals
  14. The Map Room

    All about maps! The Map Room is a blog by Jonathan Crowe that covers everything from antique map collecting to the latest in geospatial technology.

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  15. One Large Popcorn, Please!

    Tom Parry’s appreciation for movies grew into a passion that led to a blog! On One Large Popcorn, Please! you can find his reviews of both new cinema releases and film classics.

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