Our EQ: Who made 2018 a little brighter and did their part to keep BS at bay?
We’re back with Katy Evans, the Holiday Hero, to distribute hand painted Christmas cookies to a few of the wonderful men, women, and non-binary folxs making the world a better place by fighting stereotypes, white supremacy, social norms, and #beinglessbasic
In the first half of the episode we reminisce about delicious holiday foods and childhood memories. Cookie Trays? Hundred dollar mac and cheese? Hold on to your hats, because this episode is filled with Caucasity. What the hell is rice-mello? Have you ever tried Divinity? Did you know you can smoke your cocktails with an overpriced William & Sonoma Cocktail Smoking Box.
If you’re feeling crafty, make some Reindeer Footprints or gag gifts of reindeer, elf, or snowman poop. Explore the art of popcorn balls. You can also try your hand at the many many craft projects Hope attempted with medium success like DIY ornaments or Novel Clocks.
Christmas Cookie Distribution
Axl Rose because he’s using his platform to call out BS. Read more: Axl Rose Hates Trump as much as You Do
Other hetero white-dudes standing up to white nonsense on social media
The Blue Wave (read “The Real Metaphor of The Blue Wave”)
Keep It (Crooked Media)
Ellen Pompeo for stepping out to describe what allyship looks like (yo, this conversation is ON POINT).
Laverne Cox became the first transgender woman to be on the cover of Cosmo
The New York Times, while bogus in a number of other areas, started a project to publish obituaries of notable women they had historically overlooked, including activists, scientists, and Olympians. Read more: How an Obits Project on Overlooked Women was Born
Lena Dunham Call Outs
Ariana Grande’s “Thank u, next”
Films like Crazy Rich Asians (which has been scrutinized more than any film about rich white people), Love Simon, Black Panther (Read Black Superheroes Matter)
The Winter Olympics Adam Rippon “On What It Means to ‘Show Every Part of Who You Are’”
Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100 million at the domestic box office. Read more: The Ava Effect
The Me Too Movement and the fall of Harvey Weinstein
The Mueller investigation and the promise that public officials and their handlers can and will be held accountable for wrongdoing
Hope: Eshakti & online stores that suck you in via Facebook or Instagram ads
Annie: Instagram - celebrities, makeup tutorials, and Hiking Bangers
Katy: Choir Stuff, especially choral music
Do Your Fudging Homework:
Hope: none from me!
Annie: ride that positive high from the holiday season and commit to a cause that will make the world a better place in 2019. I’m going to try and do more to support LGBTQ+ youth organizations in and around Tacoma.
Katy: Speak your gratitude.