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Female jazz musicians raise their voices against sexism — PBS NewsHour

At this year’s Winter Jazzfest in New York, one of the world’s biggest jazz festivals, women took center stage in more ways than one. In a year when more than a third of the festival’s acts had female bandleaders — the highest in its history — it also joined 44 international music festivals to sign… via […]

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Lin-Manuel Miranda Lip-Sync on ‘Fallon’ – Rolling Stone

Hours after “Weird Al” Yankovic unveiled “The Hamilton Polka,” he and Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on ‘Tonight Show’ to lip-sync the medley. Source: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Lin-Manuel Miranda Lip-Sync on ‘Fallon’ – Rolling Stone

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Culture & Community

Messages in a Bottle#5.5: You Failed *Me* the Day The Newspaper Headlined “Families Trusted ___ To Care for Their Relatives and it Systematically Failed Them,” Too. — Lavender and Levity

CW: Discussions of systematic abuse of various types. This post has a much longer introduction here that explains why I am posting it today. Read that first if you want the full backstory (or forward story as the case may be). I won’t give the original date of this journal article. I’m already quoting almost […] […]

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Healthcare & Wellness

New Guidelines Help Doctors Tackle Teen Depression — Psychology Headlines Around the World

Source: Medical News Today This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics release an update to teen mental health guidelines. They hope to catch and address depression earlier. via New Guidelines Help Doctors Tackle Teen Depression — Psychology Headlines Around the World

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The Creative

These Paper People – An Aspergian’s Chemical Romance

I’ve never come across anyone That cares about anything that matters Not in this town, not in this city Not in this fragile facility we call a living Not in this state, not in this country We’re all living and dying, without dreaming We’re breathing and falling, loving and lying We’re all […] via These Paper […]

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Autistic Meltdowns, Shutdowns, & Tantrums, oh my! – Neurodivergent Rebel

To the untrained eye, a meltdown can look like a tantrum, but the reality of what is happening to someone having a meltdown is very different. Meltdowns and shutdowns can be a result of sensory ove… Source: Autistic Meltdowns, Shutdowns, & Tantrums, oh my! – Neurodivergent Rebel

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Message in a Bottle #5 – Don’t Tell Me I’m Safe

CW: Discussions of systematic abuse of various types. This week has not been a good week. I’ve said before that I’m a primary caregiver (along with another family member who still resides in the state) of someone who needs full-time 24/7 medical, disability and mental health care beyond what is possible for us to provide […] […]