How was the rest of your week and weekend? Mine was quiet, full of crafts, cleaning, and a few friends. Tonight I’m making our advent calendar and considering all of the activities I want to pack in during these next few weeks. I’ve been stepping back from my phone and spending some time slowly getting back into dancing. I’m currently having dreams of a very very tiny gathering with those I love. I am craving a beautiful table setting, smiles in a room, and laughter erupting between us. More than anything, a good deep-tissue hug, would be the best gift.
Since today is Giving Tuesday, I’ve been considering all the places I’ve supported over the years and hope to do more for in the near future. Maybe you’re needing a space to give or simply, a few links and things to inspire you this week, no matter what, I’ve got you covered.
A new magazine that explores how to design for the richness of Black culture.
You can give to Fort Greene Park Conservatory, a place that has helped heal and comfort many and relies on the stewardship of the community. Or give to the park wherever you are that has done much of the same for you.
France finally commemorates the life and legacy of jazz great, Josephine Baker by placing her in the Panthéon. And Barbados is celebrating Independence Day by removing Queen Elizabeth II from its head of state. It is a move that has taken 55 years, and places Sandra Mason, at the helm as its first president.
You can donate to WIN and support their ever expansive work for children and families
The most stunning v-neck slip dress I’m wearing in this photograph for evenings with those I love and alone. Or whenever I see fit.
Finally, you can give to Tender today. Their stabilization program bridges the financial gap and provides a safety net for single moms living on the margins in Atlanta.
I’d love to highlight other sources of inspiration and places to give, if you’d like to share.
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