I have a confession to make.
I didn’t finish reading a single book in June. Like so many of the people I speak to in my life, follow online or have chatted to on social media, it was a big month and somewhat of a moral awakening for hundreds of thousands of people. My concentration levels were and are completely shot, and yet I found great comfort, solace and learning in myriad online content. So instead of writing off this monthly feature for June, I’m shining the light on some incredible posts by absolutely brilliant content creators, writers and artists.
An Open Letter to Those Who Don’t Understand My Mixed Race Marriage on The Everygirl
Lots of you found my previous posts about interracial relationships insightful and helpful, so I think you’ll really enjoy this no-holds-barred, honest letter about mixed race marriage. It provides far more detailed statistics and even past laws, from a US perspective, and I really think it’ll resonate with regular Daisybutter readers. I gained and learned so much from it myself.
Self-care Strategies for Lockdown Life via My Sentimental Heart
My incredible friend Sarah has been nailing it with her thoughtful lockdown content; she posted about self-care strategies for our lockdown living this week. I know that I’ve experienced the lockdown lows, and these simple tips were such a comfort to read.
June Favorites — Things I Learned and Loved via Pies N’ Prose
Pies N’ Prose is one of my favourite cosy, bookish blogs and Instagrams. This week, Sarah wrote a bumper June favourites, rounding up everything that she learned and loved. I find her taste to be impeccable and am yet to be let down by one of her recommendations. A must-follow!
How to Shoot Self-Portraits via Wish Wish Wish
How could I share a post like this without including something from Carrie?! Her guide to shooting self-portraiture was oh so useful (as somebody desperately struggling to shoot at the moment) and the behind-the-scenes photos are magical. Wish Wish Wish is one of those timeless blogs that I’ll always gravitate back towards.
Free, Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for July 2020! via The Everygirl
The Everygirl’s monthly desktop and phone wallpapers are my go-to, and this month’s are particularly gorgeous! Ideal if, like me, you’re struggling to keep track of the days. Like, how is it July?!
Your Role in the Black Lives Matter Movement via Ellie K
So, now that the trending topics are gone, the endless petitions are dwindling and the news coverage is back to dumb Brits on the beach, what are we doing about the Black Lives Matter cause? A lot. The work is necessary, a non-negotiable, but it’s daunting to work out where to begin. Ellie’s incredible post was poignant to read and she shares lots of useful links within. You’ll find things to read, places to donate, and people to follow for information and to help diversify your feed. Plus, Ellie’s lifestyle content is SO worth your follow!
‘Fat’ is NOT a Bad Word via Stephanie Yeboah
Throughout June, I found myself honing in on language I used. Even the most subtle intonations had been ingrained in me, and I’m quickly learning how to change. Steph’s wonderful post about the word ‘fat’ sparked by an exchange with THE Lizzo really opened my eyes to something that, carelessly, I’d paid little attention to. I don’t discriminate against people due to their weight, this doesn’t involve me. But a thorough read of Steph’s post was invaluable.
Easy Spiced Cauliflower Recipe via Collective Gen
Lastly, a delicious summer recipe for you to try. This sounds absolutely amazing; just replace the Greek yoghurt with a vegan alternative, my fellow plant-based people!
What have you enjoyed perusing online in June?