Tuesday Ten: Black Lives Matter Resources

Tuesday Ten: Black Lives Matter Resources

Black lives matter. They do. And it’s worth repeating: Black Lives Matter.

Today is #BlackoutTuesday, a means of identifying with protesters. It originated as #TheShowMustBePaused by Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas, both black female executives in the recording industry, an industry that “has profited predominantly from Black art.”

In solidarity, social media users are encouraged to post a simple black square onto their feed and refrain from posting additional content. The concept is like that of the #AmplifyMelanatedVoices challenge in which white people have been asked to post less and instead read, share, and support people of colour.

It can’t stop there to create real change.

Stand up for what you believe in at a protest, donate, and—perhaps most important for lasting change—educate yourself on how to better support black friends, neighbours, and businesses.

For this week’s Tuesday Ten, I have compiled 10 resource categories below. Remember: it’s the responsibility of nonblack people to educate themselves. I hope these resources help.

Do you have something to share or add? Let me know in the comments or slide into my DMs on IG or Twitter.

Advocacy Organisations


  • The Bail Project. On any given night in America, there are nearly half a million people sitting in jail before trial simply because they can’t afford bail. The money bail crisis hits every corner of the U.S., from the largest cities to the smallest towns. The Bail Project provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who are legally presumed innocent, and whom a judge has deemed eligible for release before trial contingent on paying bail.
  • The Black Lives Matter Global Network fights for racial liberation and justice. They are calling to reappropriate funds from police departments to institutions that support safety and well-being for black communities. Get involved with your local chapter.
  • The NAACP Legal Defense Fund focuses on upholding civil rights and achieving equality through structural change and racial justice. Donate here.
  • Sign this Color of Change petition calling for the end of police violence against Black people.
  • Campaign Zero utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in the U.S.
  • Unicorn Riot is dedicated to exposing the root causes of social, economic, and environmental issues.


Activists (on Instagram)

  • The Equal Justice Initiative is a non-profit organization, in Montgomery, Alabama, that provides legal representation to prisoners who may have been wrongly convicted of crimes, poor prisoners without effective representation, and others who may have been denied a fair trial.
  • Brittany Packnett is an American activist, the co-founder of Campaign Zero, and a co-host of American political podcast Pod Save the People.
  • Black Lives Matter is an international human rights movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people.
  • The Conscious Kid is an education, research and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth.
  • Layla Saad isThe New York Times–bestselling author of the ground-breaking book Me and White Supremacy, the host of Good Ancestor Podcast, and the founder of Good Ancestor Academy.
  • Rachel Elizabeth Cargle writes and lectures on things that exist at the intersection of race and womanhood.
  • Aja Barber is a writer, personal stylist, and style consultant living in South East London. Her work focuses on sustainability, ethics, intersectional feminism, racism and all the ways systems of power effect our buying habits.
  • Chrissy Rutherford is a contributing editor at HarpersBazaar.com


  • The Vanishing Half (by Brit Bennett) considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person’s decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism (by Robin DiAngelo) explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
  • So You Want to Talk About Race (by Ijeoma Oluo) offers a hard-hitting, but user-friendly, examination on aspects of white supremacy—from police brutality to the mass incarceration of African Americans—have made it impossible to ignore the issue of race.
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum. Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy?
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown. From a powerful new voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America.
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach.
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. In the midst of a family crisis one late evening, white blogger Alix Chamberlain calls her African American babysitter, Emira, asking her to take toddler Briar to the local market for distraction. There, the security guard accuses Emira of kidnapping Briar, and Alix’s efforts to right the situation turn out to be good intentions selfishly mismanaged.

Social Media Graphics, Wallpapers, Lockscreens

Documentaries/TV Programs

TV Programs

  • When They See Us (2019). In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York’s Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime. The quintet, labeled the Central Park Five, maintained its innocence and spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated.
  • Set in the 1980s, Pose (2018) is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, and the downtown social and literary scene.
  • Black-ish (2014). Dre Johnson has it all—a great job, beautiful wife, four kids and a big home in a classy neighbourhood—but as a black man, he begins to question whether all his success has brought too much cultural assimilation for his family.
  • Dear White People (2017) follows a group of students of color at Winchester University, a predominantly white Ivy League college. The students are faced with a landscape of cultural bias, social injustice, misguided activism and slippery politics.
  • BET is leading the conversation on racial justice with new programming.


  • I Am Not Your Negro (2016). In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 13th (2016). Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017). Filmmakers re-examine the 1992 death of transgender legend Marsha P. Johnson, who was found floating in the Hudson River. Originally ruled a suicide, many in the community believe she was murdered.


  • Living Corporate features a who’s who in the corporate diversity and inclusion space, highlighting the experiences and perspectives of different professionals of color.
  • Code Switch, hosted by journalists who examine the intersections of race, ethnicity and culture and how these themes impact our lives.
  • In Black America is a long-running, nationally syndicated program dedicated to all facets of the African American experience.
  • 1619 is an ongoing project developed by The New York Times Magazine in 2019 with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States and timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia.

Individual Episodes


Black artist voices and songs have transformed the world, throughout the decades and across genres. Here’s a playlist of empowerment and pride.



  • “I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed. Sojourner Truth was a bridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge. Ida B. Wells was a bridge. Madame C.J. Walker was a bridge. Fannie Lou Hamer was a bridge.” —Oprah Winfrey
  • “A riot is the language of the unheard.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Neither love nor terror makes one blind: indifference makes one blind.” —James Baldwin

Protestor Resources

Protests are sweeping the nation. Here’s how you can properly prepare to participate.

Tuesday Ten: Podcasts

Tuesday Ten: Podcasts

You’ve probably read the data: without a commute during mandated stay-at-home orders in March, listenership of podcasts tumbled. But new data (as of April 22), indicates global podcast listens have increased by 42% and European listens are up by 53%.

Today, I thought I would share my top ten podcast recommendations, including those I listen to daily and some serials I’ve loved from back in the day. Do you have a fave I missed? Share it with me in the comments or slide into my DMs on IG or Twitter.

(BTW, I really like true crime.)

Up First

Daily news podcast by NPR providing a brief overview of news items for the day.

My Favorite Murder

Each week, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark select a true crime story to recount and discuss.

Crime Junkie

Another weekly true crime podcast.

Unravel True Crime: Snowball (S4)

Kiwi-born Ollie Wards chronicles how his brother’s whirlwind romance with a charismatic Californian con woman ultimately cost his family more than a million dollars. The seven-episode series goes from a sleepy suburban New Zealand to the UK and the US.

The Teacher’s Pet

A 2018 Australian crime podcast that investigated the disappearance of Lynette Dawson. The podcast is on hiatus (and temporarily unavailable in Australia), pending Chris Dawson’s trial for the murder of Lynette.

You Must Remember This

  • Charles Manson’s Hollywood (E44-55)
  • MGM Stories (E56-70)

You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century.

Uncover: Satanic Panic (S6)

In the ’80s, Satanic cults were believed to be preying on kids, terrorizing them in dark rituals. There were horrifying allegations. Criminal trials. Lives torn apart. Yet, no solid proof. The podcast unravels what happened.

The Inquiry

I moved The Inquiry up from my Honorable Mentions list because their coverage of the the novel coronavirus has been superb and should be required listening.

The Inquiry gets beyond the headlines to explore the trends, forces and ideas shaping the world with one question and four expert witnesses.

Dr. Death

Christopher Daniel Duntsch is a former neurosurgeon who has been nicknamed Dr. Death for gross malpractice resulting in the death and maiming of 33 patients while working at hospitals in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The podcast is being made into a crime drama TV series with Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin, and Christian Slater.

Dirty John

Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival.

The podcast was made into a crime drama TV series with Connie Britton and Eric Bana.

Honorable mentions


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Tuesday Ten: Pride Capsule Collections

Tuesday Ten: Pride Capsule Collections

It’s #PrideMonth all over the country, as well as the world. And you know what that means — brands are cashing in and launching limited-edition rainbow design collections.

Here’s a look as some of my personal favourites.

Todd Snyder New York x Champion

20% of sales will be donated to the National Park Foundation to support Stonewall National Monument.


GLAAD has teamed up with ASOS and 100% of the proceeds from the ASOSxGLAAD collection will be donated to support GLAAD’s culture changing work.

American Eagle x It Gets Better

100% of sales from American Eagle’s 2019 Pride collection will benefit the It Gets Better Project.


For this year’s Pride, 10% of the global sales price from this collection will support the work of the United Nations’ Free & Equal campaign.


Gap + Pride Collection will done 15% of sales to the United Nations Foundation in support of the UN Free & Equal Campaign for LGBTI equality.


Express will donate 25% of the net income to GLAAD to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community.


10% from each sale will be donated between two amazing pride charities: OutRight Action International and LGBT foundation.

Original Penguin

Original Penguin Pride collection supports ALL OUT, a global movement for love and equality.


Up to $25,000 in proceeds from the Pride Collection will be donated to GLSEN.

Parke & Ronen


Do you have a fave I missed? Share it with me in the comments or slide into my DMs on IG or Twitter.

Featured image via Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune

Tuesday Ten: Swim Trunks

Tuesday Ten: Swim Trunks

Have you been inundated with swim truck ad emails? I have, which tells me one thing → the summer fashion show is about to be in full swing.

I like to build an outfit around my swimwear, which is why I go for something with style, but will also fit my body type. A good rule of thumb for all: solid colour trunks in dark neutrals have the most potential to pair with any linen button-down shirt to elevate your look for dinner, but also mix perfectly with a graphic tee or polo. Prints can be a little tricky, but they definitely show your personality.

I’ve sourced some of my favourite swimsuits (or is it bathing suits?) in a range of prices ($14.99–$490) and styles.

Goodfellow & Co x Target Colorblock Swim Trunk ($14.99)

boohooMAN Stripe Swim Short ($15.40)

Farah Colbert Tribal Scribble Swim Short ($46.72)

PacSun Boardies On Board Swim Trunk ($69.95)

2(X)IST Ibiza Swim Short ($75)

Ted Baker Planktn Swim Short ($95)

Mack Weldon Board Short ($98)

Paul Smith Swim Trunks ($150)

charlie Resort Short ($165)

Thom Browne Long-length Swim Short ($490)

Do you have a fave I missed? Share it with me in the comments or slide into my DMs on IG or Twitter.

PS: Be sure to check back soon for a post about everything in my summer tote.

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Tuesday Ten: My Autumn Essentials

Tuesday Ten: My Autumn Essentials

Autumn is in full swing and with it, I feel just a little happier. From pumpkin spice lattes to leaves turning beautiful shades of red and gold, it’s time to dust off those cardigans and take a stroll down an old cobblestone footpath. To celebrate my favourite season, here’s a look at ten of my autumn essentials.

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Tuesday Ten: Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Tuesday Ten: Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

A few weeks back on a Friday Favourites post, my favourite laugh was a humorous inscription from Carrie Fisher being sold in this month’s auction from Profiles in History, The Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

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Tuesday Ten: Essential Degrassi: The Next Generation Episodes

Tuesday Ten: Essential Degrassi: The Next Generation Episodes

It all started with The Kids of Degrassi Street in the 1980s, then Degrassi Junior High, next Degrassi High and finally, the series millennials know most well, Degrassi: The Next Generation (renamed simply as Degrassi in season 10). Now, after thirty years, it’s time to say goodbye. Degrassi officially wraps on Friday, 31 July 2015 after 14 seasons. To bid farewell, I have compiled my list of 10 essential episodes from seasons 1 through 8. (You’ll find out why I stopped there when you read on.)

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