*LET’S KEEP LIFTING EACH OTHER UP
HOW ARE YOU TODAY?
This interactive book is a game-changer for educators, counselors and parents to use in their efforts to teach kids to name their feelings. It is filled with multicultural images of children showing a variety of emotions from A to Z.
I’m feeling Nervous. What makes you feel nervous?
I’m feeling Playful. What do you do when you play?
Use your words! That’s what parents and teachers often say to children. Now kids will have the words to describe how they are feeling. Those “emotion words” are a hot topic in education, often referred to as social and emotional learning or SEL. Research shows that one of the greatest predictors of a child’s success in school is their social and emotional health.
This interactive book is a game-changer for educators, counselors and parents to use in their efforts to teach kids to name their feelings. It is filled with multicultural images of children showing a variety of emotions from A to Z. Children everywhere will relate to the images and emojis in this book. What a fun tool for kids that will help them become successful, healthy, articulate human beings!
And we can use the power of our money.
BY SALLIE KRAWCHECK in Magazine and What The ELLE
Even as we’ve been hit harder by the recession, our money has power. Women control 85% of household spending and $10 trillion of personal wealth — a number that’s set to triple in a decade as money transfers from Boomers to millennials. We can use that power.
If we can afford to give, we can make a plan — whether it’s to create a strategic philanthropic giving plan or finding ways to fit donating into our monthly budget.
We can choose to give to traditionally underrepresented groups, such as Black-led organizations, trans-led organizations, and orgs centering women and girls (which only get 1.6% of all donation money, by the way).
We can invest to make a better world for everyone, starting with women.
And we can decide to use our holiday shopping budget to lift up other women+ — especially those groups who have been hardest-hit by the recession. This Small Business Saturday, let’s use the power of our money to shop at companies led by BIPOC women. The Ellevest community has shared some of their favorites, from fashion to beauty to food to authors and poets. Check out the guides to shopping businesses led by Native American women, Latinx women, and Black women.
I’m so thankful for the incredible community that’s come together in the past four years to share experiences, recommendations, and ideas.
Opinion: Remembering Jan Morris, Historian And Writer
“First to last, the world has never ceased to astonish me.”
By Scott Simon in ELLE
To open a book by Jan Morris is like popping the cork on a bottle of champagne: pop, fizz, then bubbles of delight.
She climbed with Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on Mt. Everest, covered wars across deserts, and wrote dozens of books, including the Pax Britannica trilogy — her at once lyrical and irreverent history of the British Empire — fine novels, and scores of essays about the world’s great cities. Listen to, or savor, her description of Hong Kong, just before the handover from British to Chinese control: CLICK FOR MORE
by in ASHEVILLE MADE
Self-taught artist Jenny Pickens, a native of Asheville who co-created the Black Lives Matter mural installed last month in downtown Asheville, was recently announced at the First Artist in Residence at 22 London, an art studio and exhibit space administered by Randy Shull. The venue commissioned Pickens to design and paint a 4-x-24-ft. mural for the courtyard of the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, to be created in three panels at 22 London. Pickens, who has designed and painted murals throughout the city, including at LEAF Global Arts and the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center and an upcoming mural at the Funkatorium, researched images from more than 20 years of performances at the Wortham Center to incorporate into her work in progress. CLICK FOR MORE
This Thanksgiving, Question your understanding of “authentic” food.
In the Week
Happy Wednesday! Many of our cultural traditions are defined by our relationship to food. As we enter the holidays, it’s a good time to think about how… our perception of cuisine defines our understanding of culture. It’s a great way to consider how you can authentically support the cultural diversity in your community with where you dine.
Reflection: What makes you feel that food is “authentic”? Who in our culture is given authority on what kind of food is valuable?
Advocate and support the cultures and communities whose food you consume.
Advocate for the workers in our food supply chain, many of whom are enduring terrible working conditions during COVID-19.
Instead of asking “Which restaurant serves the most ‘authentic’ food” think, ask yourself “What community am I supporting by giving my money to this restaurant?”