1. what I’m reading, watching, listening to. thinking about.
A few of the things I read, watched, and listened to during my break.
Books: Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self Recovery by bell hooks
We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba
Watchlist: Maid on Netflix. I was surprised by the way the show touched on the dynamic and complex experiences of domestic violence.
State of Texas vs. Melissa on Hulu. The first Hispanic woman on death row in Texas. Leaning in to the learnings and leanings on abolition while watching this and have much to process. Top line: state violence is not the answer.Childhood sexual abuse is a predictor of so many things. Preventing & intervening with those who are survivors of childhood sa must become a priority.
My Name Is Pauli Murray on Amazon Prime.
Podcasts:How To Survive the End of the World Pandemic Time with Angela and Fania Davis
Episode 239: Journaling for a New Year, Therapy for Black Girls
Interrupting Criminalization feat Andrea Ritchie, Beyond Prisons
There are many others that I’ve sat with, been thinking over, contemplating. I’ll share these for now. I’ve also started my commitment to journaling again because having space to think, process, and ponder is a gift.