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Motivation Monday #2: The Revolution Includes Joy

Motivation Monday #2: The Revolution Includes Joy

“The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.”

— Audre Lorde

Mixtape: Stonewall was a Riot

“Marsha P. Johnson [the drag queen who anecdotally threw the first brick at Stonewall] could be perceived as the most marginalized of people — black, queer, gender-nonconforming, poor. You might expect a person in such a position to be fragile, brutalized, beaten down. Instead, Marsha had this joie de vivre, a capacity to find joy in a world of suffering. She channeled it into political action, and did it with a kind of fierceness, grace and whimsy, with a loopy, absurdist reaction to it all.”
— Susan Stryker

Where You’ll Find Me 

  • 👩🏻‍💻 Speaking on Digital/Social Marketing for Small Businesses on a Budget. This talk for the Queens Economic Development Corporation addresses how small business owners — many of them women and immigrants — can pivot their business models and online marketing strategies during Covid-19. Tues 6/16 @ 2pm ET.

  • ✊🏽 Protesting-in-Place for Black Trans Lives Matters. Another beautiful weekend of peaceful protests in Brooklyn. 

Links and Longreads

Eclectic Events 

Creativity/Productivity Hacks

How I Review My Calendar for the Week. A quick 5 minute video from @fortelabs with helpful hacks for looking 2 weeks back / 4 weeks forward as part of a regularly weekly review.

📱Woven, a calendar app for busy professionals, integrates scheduling, analytics, and Zoom conferencing. Free.

Dope Stuff for Your Desk

✍️ Foldable 3x5 Triple-Decker Weekly Pocket Planner. Another accessory for your pocket briefcase. I use these for particularly busy weeks (like this one!), when things are moving so fast I need a place to jot down notes, updates, lists, follow-ups and to-dos, and fold it away accordian-style in my pocket throughout the day to stay on track.

Triple-Decker Pocket Planner

Deck of the Week 

🏠 The New Old Home by Yak Collective. This goal of this deck is to imagine a "model home" that takes into account changing technologies, remote knowledge work, social/isolation needs, and care tasks.

Stay safe out there, and please get in touch if there’s anything I can help with.



Sharon Panelo is a strategist, researcher, speaker, and founder of the consultancy Stories & Strategy, LLC. Connect with me on LinkedIn to learn more about consulting, coaching, or collaborating with me.