Recommendations

Hi, all! This is just a silly page to give you some internet content that inspires PTP! None of this is sponsored, I just like newsletters and wanted to create a newsletter-like page with (mostly) fun things for you to enjoy!

 

DOWN WITH FAST FASHION!

Clotheshorse podcast and website are a great way to learn about why the fast-fashion industry is bad but also to learn how you can change your habits to buy better! I can't link to the podcast but you can find the website here!

A BBC article from 2020 that sums up fashion waste and environmental impact very succinctly giving you a good first read into the issues. Read it here!

Another BBC article! This one is about the Uighur population in Xinjiang, China that are victims of forced labor and re-education. This is a good introduction to the issue that has been going on for a while now. It is similar to the cultural genocide of Tibet that is still going on even though it has faded from popular news. If you ever bought a pair of Nike's, read the article here, because these are the people making those shoes.

 

Okay, fine, fun things to take your mind off the woes of fast-fashion!

The best moment in cinema history? Potentially! Definitely the best moment in Magic Mike XXL which is a fantastic movie about shaking off what other people tell you to be and finding your own voice? sexy dance? persona? Watch it on youtube! Then watch the whole movie if you haven't seen it yet!

This tumblr has not be active or four years but it has a lot of archives! Dogs that look like goblins! If it's not obvious already, PTP LOVES photos of dogs. These are mostly dogs with long snouts like Borzois, Greyhounds, etc. Fall in love with long-snooted dogs here!

One of my favorite albums of all-time, Bad Girls by Donna Summer. My friend gifted me a shirt with the cover of this album on it and I wore it to a yard sale where I found this album on vinyl for $1!! I almost fainted when I heard the uninterrupted transition from Hot Stuff to Bad Girls (the youtube version does NOT transition the same way :( ) Listen here!

Two books that have been such a pleasure to read over the past year. First, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. It's a gentle collection of stories from a botanist who approaches nature with a factual and spiritual approach that feels like reading an approachable textbook while being hugged. Second, At Home by Bill Bryson. I started this book a month before the pandemic forced everyone to stay at home and it was a joy to go from room to room and learn how aspects of our modern life came into existence. The main thing I learned from this book is that anyone who invented something didn't actually invent it and instead just figured out how to patent it before the original inventor could. You can buy books online but you should definitely ask your local bookstore to order it for you!!

What are frogs?!?