I am collectively shaking my head with whatâ€™s been happening in America this week and itâ€™s heartbreaking. I couldnâ€™t sleep last night and have been at a loss for words â€” but I think BeyoncÃ© said what a lot of us have been trying to articulate. She also said:
â€œFear is not an excuse. Hate will not win.â€
And with so many injustices happening, I’ve had a hard time sitting down and getting the work done. Blogging and graphic design this week has felt secondary because my mind, like so many of yours, has been wandering towards what can be done to help.
Kindness and awareness are more important than ever.
The bottom line: we are capable of doing good and making changes.
Weâ€™re all in this together.
â€œProgress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.â€ â€”Â George Bernard Shaw
â€¢ This video is less than a minute long but sums up what itâ€™s like to be black in America.
â€¢Â Someone finally designed an easier way to hang art.
â€¢Â 5 inspiring reads to boost your creativity.
â€¢Â Anna wrote a short and sweet piece about black lives matter. And, sheâ€™s right: â€œAll these things we celebrate daily: Art, design, music, homes, books, foodâ€”what do they matter if weâ€™re existing in a society where a black man has to fear for his life every time he leaves his home?â€
â€¢Â Hereâ€™s how to find your one thing in a sea of possibilities.
â€¢Â I LOVE the advice Alex offers up for when your project doesnâ€™t â€œtake offâ€ in the way that you expected.
â€¢Â EsmÃ© wrote about what itâ€™s like to be chronically illâ€¦.but afraid of being labeled as lazy.
â€¢Â Hereâ€™s 10 places to legally download or stream movies for free.
â€¢Â I find this research so interesting!
â€¢Â The one thing to pack in your office lunch.
â€¢Â I love it when other creatives open up about comparison and envy because theyâ€™re human emotions weâ€™ve all feltâ€¦but can be embarrassing to talk about.
â€¢Â This article roundup on how to do anything is awesome.
â€¢Â What is branding, really?