Our Sunday Links

We’ve officially entered the season of best ___(s) of 2016 lists! Here are some of the best of the best of lists, plus a few other pieces for your reading enjoyment.

The best long form writing of 2016. This is a great best of list because you can check out the overall top 10 or you can browse by topic.

Some of the Black women in tech and impressive work they did in 2016.

Jezebel staff writers have put together a list of the best things they read in 2016.

Keep up with the slow roll out of this list of 17 books to read for 2017; Small Beauty is the only book on the list I’ve read so far, and I can’t recommend it enough.

Speculate futures through your reading praxis with help from Francis Tseng’s science fiction-y syllabus.

2016, the year women in music were the heroines of their own horror movies.

On MTV’s artist of the year Chance the Rapper and his persistent optimism.

7 Black and Muslim designers you need to know about.

A conversation with Wendy Red Star about making art outside the colonial framework.

Watch Helen Knott’s poem to the Prime Minister.

Bani Amor’s piece The Least Convenient Truth, on the intersection of climate change, settler colonialism, and white supremacy.

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a report on child care fees, which are increasing exponentially.

Femmes! There’s an online workshop being offered for you by the Icarus Project today and Tuesday on developing emotional safety strategies for survival.

The holidays can be a really hard time and maybe this e-care package will help you make it through more smoothly.

And of course, an astrology guide to surviving the holidays.

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A weekly round up of links from GUTS + reflections on our Weather issue

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Fire in Fort Mac: Stories from the Mushroom Trail

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Our Sunday Links

A weekly roundup of links from GUTS

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