Congress just made a terrible mistake, but, in between calls to your congresspeople and constructing your Paul Ryan pin cushions, here’s some news to chew on.
It’s Cinco de Mayo! And just because the White House is embarrassing itself, that doesn’t mean we have to.
Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post
Kierstan Hickman, Bustle
Here in SC, you can support Young Immigrants in Action, an organization for all young immigrants but also those from Mexico.
Monday was May Day. Here’s a new interview for resistance.
Sarah Jaffe, The Baffler
Yara Simón, Remezcla
Trans Texans organize against a bathroom bill the state legislature has promised is on the way.
Jessica Diaz-Hurtado, KERA News
“I worry a lot about what people will think of me as a fat doctor. For the smartarses among you, of course I’ve tried to be non-fat, it goes without saying.”
“I still find myself looking back and wishing that my white friends knew — or at least admitted — some of the unique struggles that I had to face and that I still watch so many of my sisters in Christ face every day.”
Margaret Atwood said, ““Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”
Kahlan Rosenblatt, NBC News
Our words matter and centering whiteness prevents real change from happening.
Anna Kegler, Huffington Post
More on that: “As the parents of the white friend of my black child, I need you to be talking to your child about racism.”
Maralee Bradley, Scary Mommy
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Find a way to help out.
Ryan Pitkin, Creative Loafing Charlotte
Badass smartass alert.
Jewly Hight, Pitchfork
“Grounded in a disability justice framework, Yates makes music about everything from pain to heating pads to the ‘medical industrial complex,’ using an almost magical-realist approach to reimagining diagnoses and the sometimes-dark aspects of her daily life.”
Sarah Burke, KQED
What could have been . . .
Janice Llamoca, Remezcla
On Donald Trump and his “victory.”
Clover Hope, Jezebel