The Good Stuff

Every Monday we'll be sharing the good stuff with you.
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Image credit: Glamour 

Image credit: Glamour 

We need some good right now — thoughts, ideas, actions and (actual) goods. Here are a few on our radar:

A Good Question

Is This Pandemic The End Of Perfection? "For all the paradigm shifts that we’re going to see in the aftermath of the pandemic...one of the biggest is going to be the acceptance that productivity does not always have to be our goal. And, perhaps especially for women, this feels quietly radical."

Some Good Leaders

“But what many women have demonstrated in this crisis is both truthfulness, which is needed in a pandemic, in terms of being honest about what we know and what we don’t know, and quick decision making. Their cities have benefited from actions taken early and decisively, even if imperfect.” (Glamour)

A Good Perspective 

"To me, that makes every day a do-over. I may not have had the courage, or frankly the desire, to voluntarily take time out from life and work to do what I’m doing now—try, and fail, and try again with my kids. Yet it’s the chance I’ve been given." (The Atlantic)

A Good Watch

Support your local theatre by buying a virtual ticket to the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Watch the trailer for the Kid Flicks here

A Good (Necessary, Actually) Idea

Forget Pancakes. Pay Mothers. "In our country, staying home to raise children is one of the most devastating financial decisions a woman can make. And without any sort of child care system in place, it’s often not a choice at all." (The New York Times)

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Motif Founder Shanetta McDonald On Storytelling, Healing, & Connection

"By opening up about these unique experiences, women of color build esteem and lift the shame of hiding their true selves from the world. We’re able to be seen, and feel heard, and that is healing."

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Where Do We Go From Here? Join The Fold For A Conversation About The Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Mothers In The Workplace

Join us for a free virtual event featuring Angela Garbes, The Fold's Nora Gomez-Strauss and hosted by Executive Editor, Amanda Carter Gomes.

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March 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Pisces: Striving towards your vision is very different than gazing wistfully upon someone else's. There are amazing gifts out there all around you, being offered freely and with great love, but if you don't bother to raise your head then you surely won't bother to see them.

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Bite-sized Visioning for Mercury Retrograde

Mercury is in retrograde, so let's make it simple. Here are a few easy prompts for you to tell your story and hold your vision.

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A Conversation On Menopause & The Stories She Documents With Filmmaker, Bronwen Parker-Rhodes

"There is so much about the female body that doesn’t get discussed enough and many women struggle and suffer in silence because of it."

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February 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Aquarius: Do not hide from your previous selves. Do not deny the sharp, tempered strength of your history. That is exactly what brings you here to this moment of power and renewal.

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On Healing & Hope: "Imagine What We Can Do Next"

"As a parent yearning for a more equitable future for her children, as a human yearning for the earth to survive more lifetimes, I hope we can remind ourselves that the work does not end here."

NARRATIVE INTELLIGENCE

Narrative Intelligence: Mapping + Meaning, A Free Virtual Event with Laura Sullivan Cassidy in Conversation with The Fold's Founder, Amanda Carter Gomes

A conversation about our personal plotlines and how we can write and direct them—even in this time of trauma, grief, and uncertainty.