Friday Media Prep

Every Friday we will feature the inspiring books, movies, TV shows, and other works of art you have to check out. Please share your suggestions below!

This week’s Media Prep is particularly exciting, because it will be my last one written as a Kansan. My husband and I are currently deep into the process of packing up our lives to head across the country to settle near the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, which has been an invigorating and exciting experience. It’s a huge move, a huge step forward for both of us, and I’m excited to see how And then I lived will grow along with me. Today, in honor of this adventure, I’ve put together some media for you to engage with that reminds me of home. While a little light on content today (packing is hard!), what you get still packs a punch. Ideally, you’ll be inspired to face each new horizon with more joy than fear. Enjoy!

Music

“Kansas” by Talos from the album Wild Alee

Reading

  • “Mars to track blood moon in double celestial treat on Friday” [ The Guardian ]

You can watch the lunar eclipse live tonight [here]

  • “Sorry racist nerds, but Starfire is a black woman” [ i09 ] 
  • “The heartbreak of raising a black daughter in a red state [ NYT ]

As always, thank you for joining this space and stay safe out there!