The Week + Links: 7.8.16



I am collectively shaking my head with what’s been happening in America this week and it’s heartbreaking. I couldn’t sleep last night and have been at a loss for words — but I think Beyoncé said what a lot of us have been trying to articulate. She also said:

“Fear is not an excuse. Hate will not win.”


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.

We’re all in this together.

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” — George Bernard Shaw



• This video is less than a minute long but sums up what it’s like to be black in America.

• Someone finally designed an easier way to hang art.

• 5 inspiring reads to boost your creativity.

• Anna wrote a short and sweet piece about black lives matter. And, she’s right: “All these things we celebrate daily: Art, design, music, homes, books, food—what do they matter if we’re existing in a society where a black man has to fear for his life every time he leaves his home?”

• Here’s how to find your one thing in a sea of possibilities.

• I LOVE the advice Alex offers up for when your project doesn’t “take off” in the way that you expected.

• Esmé wrote about what it’s like to be chronically ill….but afraid of being labeled as lazy.

• Here’s 10 places to legally download or stream movies for free.

• I find this research so interesting!

• The one thing to pack in your office lunch.

• I love it when other creatives open up about comparison and envy because they’re human emotions we’ve all felt…but can be embarrassing to talk about.

• This article roundup on how to do anything is awesome.

• What is branding, really?

5 Responses to The Week + Links: 7.8.16

  1. Misaki Shimizu says:

    I always feel put off when I see such injustice still happening – sometimes I even finds it hard to believe, that this is still such a big thing in America (simply because, hey, it’s 2016, shouldn’t everyone have moved on from being judgemental towards other races or genders or sexual orientations?)
    I really hope, things get better for your country and the people there soon. Change needs to happen.
    (I understand it’s a hard fight for the people involved, they have my respect and I wish them strength to go on!)

    No matter who everyone is, the only thing which is important, is, if you are a nice human being, right?!

    • Shauna says:

      It is hard to believe — that in 2016, these injustices are still happening. I was really upset all week and just felt out of sorts knowing that I live in a place where people still aren’t treated equally. I know it’s important for everyone to speak up and use their voices to push for change, once and for all. And yes, being a good, decent human being and treating everyone fairly is a great start. :)

      • Misaki Shimizu says:

        It is a strange feeling, everyone is equal, and we wouldn’t want to see anyone treated like sh*t just because they look different. I cannot imagine how anyone can look at another and gets an urge to hurt them just because they have a different skin color. That is just madness.
        So yeah, I really hope for big changes and more love ❤

    • Shauna says:

      You’re welcome! It’s too important of an issue to keep quiet about. I hope more bloggers speak up because we’re all responsible for making change happen. xoxo

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