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I don’t have a post for you today, beloveds. I’ve been trying to think of something but as of right now (3:14pm CST, Sunday, February 4) I have yet to come up with anything.
After years of generous service, Amy is retiring from writing This Week in Feminist History. Thank you, Amy, for continuing to contribute so much to our community!
I was going to post a series random thoughts in today’s blank space, but I started typing and after three things I realized they were all complain-y and that’s…not helpful. My energy levels are overall improving, but I’m not yet at a point where I’m up to writing an essay (and apparently any potential topics are all negative anyway).
This leaves us without a post to open the week. If anyone has suggestions on something I could provide on the regular (that doesn’t necessarily include relying on others to provide the content), hit me up. Monday Selfie Day? A sort of not-quite-open thread that focuses on a particular topic every week? Advice column?
Regarding that last one–Doc Paradise sent me a link to this TED talk by Barbara Sher where she talks about how being involved in a community can help people achieve their dreams and goals.
She takes a long time to get there (although it’s an entertaining ride), so if you don’t feel like watching/listening, basically it comes down to her point that if you are willing to state your dream and why you can’t achieve it, people will try to help you overcome those obstacles. I was thinking maybe offering something like that in this space. I know people ask for advice in the check-ins and open threads, but maybe we could have posts dedicated to one particular person’s question/problem. People could send me what they’d like to ask, and I’d post it anonymously if they wanted. Does that sound interesting to anyone?
Obviously we’re not going to have a Major Issue every week (at least I hope not, god), so the queries could be open to all sorts of things. Everything from how do I quit a job/leave a relationship/undergo a major life change to recommendations for jeans-shopping or a gift for your eight-year-old niece, etc.
And of course my inbox is always open for guest posts! Let me know what you’d like to see in this space.