On Our Radar: The Politics Edit

The stories, news and editorials from the week that we feel compelled to share.

As always, use your power to VOTE! Make sure you are registered to vote and chose how you are going to vote next month HERE.

"RBG spoke for all Americans. Now we must speak for her." Congrats to our friend, Rachel Fleit (see her ultra-cool Brooklyn abode here) on directing this incredible video!

The Teenage Girls Creating a New Future

"The opposite of voter addition—adding more and more people to the voting ranks—is not merely voter suppression. It is voter subtraction." Ibram X. Kendi (author of How To Be an Antiracist) on the threats to voting for this election. (The Atlantic)

What to make of Amy Coney Barrett's answers on Roe v. Wade so far, according to experts (The Lily)

How Trump and Biden's dueling town halls addressed women's concerns (Hint: There were minimal mentions of issues that disproportionately impact women, though Biden’s town hall saw the first question about LGBTQ+ rights) (The 19th)

End Our National Crisis: The Case Against Donald Trump "Nov. 3 can be a turning point. This is an election about the country’s future, and what path its citizens wish to choose." (The New York Times)

"If being the daughter of a polarizing mayor who became the president’s personal bulldog has taught me anything, it is that corruption starts with “yes-men” and women, the cronies who create an echo chamber of lies and subservience to maintain their proximity to power." Rudy Giuliani's daughter wants everyone to vote Biden-Harris. (Vanity Fair)

And in case you need a laugh after the news cycle this week, here's Kate McKinnon feeling all of our feels right now. 



The Fold's Best Of 2020 (And That's A Wrap On This Year)

It's been a year, hasn't it? As we usher in the next year (couldn't come soon enough) here are a few of the conversations with women we loved—actually, can we say we loved every article we published in 2020? Yes, but these will be definite re-reads in 2021.


My Favorite Reads Of 2020 (Give Me All The Books!)

Oh, you need a holiday read? Might I suggest one of these? From historical fiction, to self-help, and even an amazing children's book sprinkled in for good measure, here are my favorites from 2020.


The Great PNW Women-Owned Gift Guide: Volume 2

The second installment of gift inspiration exclusively from women-owned shops and makers in the PNW!


Single Women & Their Spaces: Solonje Burnett's Beautiful Brooklyn Abode

"With the pandemic, the pause allowed for proper self-assessment and recalibration. I discovered that we truly need to both commit to radical self care and slowdown to speed up."


A Culinary Gift Guide Supporting Female-Owned Small Businesses

For this gift guide, we’re highlighting female-owned food & beverage businesses that we love, and are eager to support this holiday season.


On Cultivating Gratitude (Yes, Even Right Now)

"Gratitude isn’t for the faint of heart. When we are in scarcity about time, money or personal space, gratitude seems hard to grasp."


December 2020 Tarotscopes

It's the last month of the longest year in history - see what card resident guru, Rory McMahan, pulled for your sign for December.