2021 Edition: Things we read, watched, listened to, and laughed at that carried us through last year

meme: Illustration of a Brown person with shoulder length black hair, wearing a yellow t-shirt, arms raised as if just having “dunked” their laptop; the laptop flies in mid air on a blue background. Text at top reads “mentally i’m here”
adrienne maree brown’s *masterful* meme curation was a salve throughout the year and the subject of many G-chat laughs

Read — articles, zines, books, poems, spells

Excerpt from Sean Thomas Dougherty’s Second O of Sorrow
Vision Act Zine from the ICE Out of California Coalition

And as you learn the magic, learn to believe it

Don’t be ‘surprised’ when it works, you undercut

your power.

-Diane di Prima, Revolutionary Letter #46

Monarch butterflies may be thriving

Watch — webinars, clips, Tik Toks, music videos

Why Abolish instead of Defund — @mistercapehart breaks it down
The Linda Lindas rocking out at the LA Public Library

Listen — podcasts, radio, music, meditations

Octavia’s Parables Podcast from adrienne maree brown and Toshi Reagon
Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez, hosts of KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

Explore — websites, spaces, organizing, etc.

Photo of Gidimt’en (Coyote) Camp from Indigenous Environmental Network

View — illustrations, photos, graphics, art

Photo by Christine Mitchell
Kid art! It fills my house faster than I’d like, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of it

LOLs — we needed these as much as ever

A Bernie meme mashup from Shannon Tracey
Some of the HIP staff being silly at our annual all-staff retreat, November 2021

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