Rise and grind culture reflects our larger society, the society that just about all of us work and participate in. Even when there is a whole lot going on around the world and so many people are facing countlessly different situations, acting as if right now is the perfect time to buck up and buckle in to get work done is a problematic mindset to perpetuate.
These days, there’s been a redefinition of what it means to “need” something. Or someone. If we can stay away from each other, find other ways to connect, and actually shelter in place then we might have more control than we think. At least, that’s only if we do these things.
The book I’ve chosen for you today is one that deals with change, the kind that we’re all facing even while it might look a little different. One way or another, your life or those within this book, it’s all a paradigm shift. Maybe you don’t know how to handle it all—trust me, the main character in this book had no idea. So if you give it a chance, you just might find a way while Edward does too.
If people feel they’re stuck in their homes and can’t go anywhere, what else is there to do?Well, it just so happens that I’ve decided to compile a small list for you, because well… I’m stuck too and I figured, why not. So, check this out.
That might actually be our biggest problem when it comes to such a pandemic: we don’t know when or where or how things are happening and well, it hasn’t happened recently. We have no timeline and no realistic expectations—it’s not that this is the scariest part. Logically, maybe it’s not scary at all.
I chose these two pieces of her work simply because of how much it tells you about the author's style and sound. She finds a way to talk about politics, an awareness of space around her, and even just the idea of ambiguity in what one person sees versus another, all in one chapbook.
With women, however, there is one thing that will always be relevant: pregnancy. Through that class I took, the biggest surprise that I knew nothing about was a large inequality in birth-rates for women of color compared to white women—not that it’s something I was truly concerned about at the time, the numbers still scared me as a college freshman because to a certain extent, it doesn’t only reflect on healthcare around pregnancy. It says a whole lot more.