Welcome to another week of the “Educate Yourself” series. Up this week is podcasts. Personally, I love podcasts. I love the art of storytelling and being able to hear how people explain things. When doing research, I was excited to see how many podcasts there are out there. I know that this is not a comprehensive list and will definitely add to it over time. If you have a recommendation, please leave it in the comments!
Last week I shared a list of things to watch that illustrate many of the issues that have been brought into full view in the past few weeks. This week I am focusing on things to read. Because it takes a lot longer to read a book, rather than watch something, I have yet to read many of the things on this list, though I hope to. Again, this is by no means an exhaustive list of books or articles or blogs to read. Rather, it is the list of things to read that I have found so far.
I am a very visual person. While I can take in and comprehend information well when I read it or hear about it, I understand it so much more when I am able to see it. I prioritized watching documentaries, mini-series and movies over the past couple of weeks because I knew it would help give me a base of knowledge that would make reading books or listening to podcasts that much more meaningful. I have taken in a lot of content, but have admittedly not seen everything on this list. If it is something I haven’t watched, it is something I have read was a good option and intend to watch at some point.
Where do I even start with this post? I have been trying for days now to figure out how to put my thoughts into words that make sense. That in itself is a privilege. The ability to take a step back, compile my thoughts, then speak or act. Within the past couple of weeks so many things have happened or come to light that are awful and unjust. All of this is happening on top of a pandemic and the worst economic conditions in years, no doubt amplifying feelings and reactions.