As I write this (about a week and a half before this goes live, because I’m an eager little beaver like that), I’m in a big fluffy robe, making oatmeal for the upcoming week. Things are comfortable. I’m a little bit tired, and will probably brew a cup of tea soon. That means it’s the perfect frame of mind for finding new and interesting articles to share.
- I’m a subscriber to the Safety Pin Box, and I think it was through them that I found this list of important intersectional feminist books.
- Most non-writers think that being traditionally published means you’re rich. Kameron Hurley works really hard to dismantle this myth, and this post about her 2016 writing income is an excellent example.
- Léonicka has just started up a podcast! Her newest episode discusses why the phrase “marginalized writer” is problematic. Check out her other stuff, too; she’s a board member for the Festival of Literary Diversity.
- Kristine Katryn Rusch provides tons of advice on how to navigate the world of indie publishing. Her recent post about how the “print is back” narrative of traditional publishing is false is a must-read.
- This is really sweet: Guisepi Spadafora travels across the US in his bus, Edna Lou, making friends and serving tea along the way.
- I have quickly become a huge fan of Mel Hattie’s tea and travel blog, and her recent post about salabat, a ginger tea served in the Philippines, is great.
- Oolong Owl is one of the grand mavens of tea reviewing. Recently, she did a twist on her traditional tea reviews by testing a variety of silver teapots.
- If my Toronto Tea Festival recap from a few weeks ago has made you curious about other tea festivals, check out Gregory Norman’s recent foray at the Northwest Tea Festival in Puget Sound.
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- One of the things that I’ve had to learn about activism is that it doesn’t need to be a grim slog. Greta Christina’s recent article on Alternet discusses the vital importance of fun and pleasure to activism.
- Hiking is a sport that’s overwhelmingly white and mostly male. This post by one of the first black women to hike the Appalachian Trail is a fascinating examination of how hiking intersects with privilege.
- I really liked Rogue One when I saw it around Christmas, and Chirrut Îmwe was one of the best things about it. Here’s a great look at how Chirrut and his companion Baze subvert certain Hollywood tropes.
- Fighting back against neo-Nazi trolls may be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Here’s how the small town of Whitefish, Montana, got it done.
Are there any interesting articles you want me to share in a future Tea Time Links post? Tell me about them in the comments!