1. Instagram. I didn't really see the point of Instagram when I first heard about it. But now that everyone and their mom has it, I was beginning to feel a little left out. So I jumped on the bandwagon and haven't looked back since. I'm hooked. It makes me feel like I'm a legit photographer, even though I know the filters do all the work. And Instagram is a blogger's dream! So many potential blog photos. Totally obsessed. So let's be pals, K?
|My Instagram feed features this handsome guy a lot...|
2. Mindy Kaling. OK, I know it's creepy to say I'm obsessed with a person. But I seriously love me some Mindy Kaling. Her new show is so charming and funny (despite it's diversity problems). But what really drew me in was her book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? I never wanted to put it down. She is such an engaging storyteller and I think she is a true inspiration to minority women.
3. Things I Retweet. I don't know what it was about January, but the blogging world was on top of their game! I read (and subsequently retweeted) amazing post after amazing post. I think a lot of bloggers ramped back up in January after a pretty mellow holiday season. I'm happy they did, because I have a lot of great links to share with you all!
Be Brave in an Ordinary Way by Sarah Bessey
when we love the sinner by Preston Yancey
Serving Outside of Our Gifts by J.R. Goudeau
In which there is no "and" by Sarah BesseyOn Christians
The Difference between Persecution and Being Corrected by Robert Cargill
The Changing Face Of The Christian Faith (Or Why Mark Driscoll Tweets & John Piper Blog Posts Matter) by Zack HuntOn Martin Luther King, Jr.
Remembering Martin Luther King by Ari KelmanOn Race and Television
Privilege And The White Dude Super-Detective by Tamara Winfrey HarrisOn Sexuality and the Church
I am damaged goods by Sarah BesseyOn Women
In Which I Implore Women Everywhere by Emily T. Wierenga
For When You Think You Have to Prove Yourself to Other Women by Sarah MarkleyOn Sexual Assault *Trigger Warning*
I Was Wounded; My Honor Wasn't By Sohaila Abdulali
God Knew Her Name by Danielle of From Two To One
Rape, American Style by Sikivu HutchinsonOn Beauty and Body Image
The body I have. by Dani Kelley
In the Image of a Beautiful God by Rachel Pieh JonesOn Parenting
No Matter What by Joy BennettOn The Inauguration
What Caring About Beyoncé’s Singing (or Not Singing) At the Inauguration Says About You by Danielle C. BeltonOn Fashion
Why did men stop wearing high heels? by William Kremer
I'm super excited about February because it's the month of my birthday, my best friend's wedding, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, two fabulous blog giveaways I've planned, and a wonderful little bit of good news that you'll have to wait a few weeks to read about. (And no, I'm not pregnant!)
So, how was your January? Which of these links did you love? Anything else I should have read this month? Let me know in the comments!