April finds


A few of my favorite finds in the month of April:

Top favorite: This guide to fair trade and ethical clothing brands.  Why does it matter? John Oliver will tell you.

Favorite video: This very short documentary about a Congolese sub-culture, Les Sappeurs, and their love for eclectic fashion.

Favorite article: I'm certainly passionate about women's issues, but this article explains why we can't just focus on one side of the coin and why we should think through our definitions of masculinity.

Favorite recipe: I fell in love with butternut squash this month, including these simple butternut fries.

Favorite song: The beyhive has been calling and I'm enthralled by Beyonce's new visual album.  One of my favorites is Freedom.

Favorite quote: Finding lots of depth and truth in this simple mantra lately:

Live and let live.

Favorite comedic relief: The fact that Ted Cruz came to my home Hoosier state, the basketball mecca of America, and called a hoop a "basketball ring".  Stephen Colbert coached him through the gaff.

Favorite new word: chimera - something that exists only in the imagination and is not possible in reality; a monster from Greek mythology that breathes fire and has a lion's head, a goat's body, and a snake's tail. From Merton's Palace of Nowhere by James Finley.

Favorite product: My hand-dyed indigo material from Guinea, which I plan to turn into a cherished garment.

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