On Our Radar: Current Events Edition

The stories, news and happenings from the week that we felt compelled to share.
Photo credit: Greg Maguire

Photo credit: Greg Maguire

Wildfires are ravaging the West coast and our hometown (Seattle) currently has the second worst air quality in the world - following behind our sister city to the south, Portland. Here's how you can help. (CNN)

Honoring 9/11 in the midst of a global pandemic. (The New York Times

"While there are many political issues on the table that must not be ignored, we cannot forget about our need for rest and energy conservation. Effective political engagement goes hand-in-hand with emotional self-care." (The Good Trade)

The Consequences Of Your Decisions (Design Mom)

"Somewhere there’s a White woman with a picture of my seven-year-old son and his buddy in her cell phone. Neither I nor the parents of my son’s friend know her. We didn’t give her permission to take the photo nor did she ask. She simply spotted the boys as they sat catching their breaths after a rivalrous round of tag, walked up to them, and snapped their picture. This happened at the end of a Black Lives Matter walk." (Mother Mag)

What books are on on Jane Fonda's night stand? (The New York Times

And some good news: did you see we are giving away a dress of your choosing from Juliette Fabbri? You can enter up to 6 times! The winner will be chosen on Monday, September 14. 



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.