You Might Also Like: An Illustration Magazine for Kids + Stephanie’s Story

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A rundown of what we’re doing, watching, reading, coveting.
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A rundown of what we're doing,
watching, reading, coveting.
Here's what's got our attention this week.
  • I’ve been running in regular masks, and it’s not fun. It’s fine. I’m happy to be outside running at all. And I’m eager to find a great one, if that even exists? These active masks from Athleta have been a big improvement. The key component is the plastic bridge that runs from nose to chin, helping keep the fabric from getting sucked into your mouth. I still find myself needing to pull it down when no one is around me for a nice few breaths of unrestricted air, but it’s super light and comfortable otherwise. If you have some amazing running mask recommendation or even a tip, I’d love to hear! :

  • My friend Linsey and her daughter designed these great t-shirts as a fundraiser for Voter Participation Center whose mission is to increase voting among unmarried women, people of color and 18-29 year olds which makes up 64% of eligible voters. There’s kid sizes too!

  • Griffin’s birthday is on Sunday. Double digits! We’re getting him ten things he loves for turning ten. Gum is at the top of the list. :) He also really enjoys character drawing and has really wild interesting stories about them, so I thought I’d fuel this creative side of him with a three-month subscription to Illustoria, and illustration magazine “for creative kids and their grownups.” (Subscriptions are available here + back issues here.) I’m excited to look through these with him!

  • There are not many IG accounts I would commit to reading 32 long consecutive posts for, but really I’d commit to anything for Humans of NY. The stories he shares are so touching and raw and amazing that sometimes I scroll over them knowing I have to revisit the account when I have some peace and quiet to read them. I’m sure many of you read Stephanie’s story over the last two weeks, but if you didn’t, I urge you to! It is touching, heartbreaking, and an incredible snippet of a New York past. In one of the last posts her son says, “My worldview is this: At all times, people are doing one of two things. They’re showing love. Or they’re crying out for it.” This one will stay with me--what a beautiful thought we all need more of right now. 

  • I die for these four (1, 2, 3, 4) quilted coats for fall. Maybe one day I’ll learn to make one myself ?

  • Do you know the work of Derrick Adams ? I love it, and it is heartwarming to see these pediatric patient rooms he helped transform recently at Harlem Hospital (in the heart of my old neighborhood !). At a time when walking through hospital doors could not feel scarier, this welcomed light and distraction is an amazing gift. What an awesome nonprofit RxArt is, to facilitate this and other similar projects.


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