Link love is my favorite post of the week. I love spreading the bloggy love and I adore sharing with you the amazing writers of the Internet. So many raw, honest posts were written this week. It was hard to decide who to include, but I think I’ve rounded up some amazing, thought provocative blogs for you this week.
There is beauty in raw honesty and emotion. Danielle Belton of Black Snob wrote an honest, heart felt piece in reaction to the murder of Trayvon Martin. Itâ€™s a tragic situation made even more tragic that a bigot with a gun killed an innocent boy for no infraction other than the color of his skin. Danielleâ€™s unique perspective, as an African American woman, gets right to the heart of the situation. You will be moved to protest the state of our society.
There is beauty in vulnerability. Lori Garcia of Babble.com shares her story of dealing with anxiety and depression after having her children in Secret Sadness: My Battle with Anxiety and Depression. When writers give of themselves, you can feel the raw emotion and vulnerability in their piece. This piece is beautifully and bravely shared. A must read.
There is beauty in knowing who you are. Fadra Nally of All things Fadra shares her post Iâ€™ve Never Had A Best Friend on BlogHer this week. This piece will resonate with many of us women. I do have a few best friends but I donâ€™t live near any of them and I can totally relate to the feeling of loneliness that one feels when itâ€™s something that you can only share with a girlfriend.
There is beauty in growing away. Gigi Ross of Kludgy mom shares The Littlest Milestones. Through her perspective, you can feel the pulling away of watching your children grow up. Simultaneous pride and pain accompanies the littlest milestones of our children growing into the people they are meant to be.
This last post has me completely hot under the collar and not in a good way. I am issuing a call to action. If you are a woman, please share this post with every woman you know because I am seeing more and more legislation going before the house that has a direct effect on our collective uterus. We have to stand up to government and fight this. I swear, it feels like women’s rights are taking a hundred steps backwards every day in the United States. I, for one, am afraid.
There is beauty in using your blog to get the word about a grave injustice. The Curvy Girl guide highlighted just such a travesty in it’s post Lawmaker Compares Women to Farm Animals to Protect His Abortion Stance. You have to read it for yourself to believe it. I just want to say that I thank God that I do not live in the great state of Georgia. Believe me, I will be writing more in depth on this subject myself.
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