Hey APW,

Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I’ve had a hard week. In short, my dad was admitted to the ER on Friday, and initially things were going well… and then all of a sudden they were going very badly. We all sat at the edge of a huge ER room waiting to find out if he was going to die, but then he didn’t! As it turns out, not dying is a pretty big deal. We had a very long weekend (and I had a very long night) in the ICU, and then I spent half of the week helping out once he was moved to the regular floor of the hospital. Thankfully he was sent home yesterday, and I could go for many more months without the constant beeping of hospital alarms.

The great thing is, we have the photo pop-up in our East Oakland Studio tomorrow, and then on Monday, Maddie and I are headed to Palm Springs for a week, where I get to give a Keynote at Alt Summit. While it’s going to be a packed schedule full of lots of work, it is also a chance to wear a lot of great outfits, see friends I only see once a year, and hang out in a hot tub. And I need that so badly right now.

I hope all of you had better weeks than I did, and I wish you nothing but Palm Spring vibes this weekend.


P.S. We are still collecting donations for our local East Oakland school, and would love it you gave even $5 here. We’ll also be hanging out on Instagram stories this weekend during the pop-up, and next week we’ll be hitting you with major Palm Spring vibes. So meet us over there, and let’s chill.

Around the Web This Week with Jareesa

If you saw Black Panther last weekend, then you probably fell in love with the actress who plays Shuri, Letitia Wright.

“30 Times Rihanna Reminded Us She’s an Icon”

Quartz has a great breakdown of the African tribes that influenced Black Panther.

“I share an office with a smoker, and the smell is making me sick.”

The New Yorker makes a case against open kitchens.

Remember Surya Bonaly? Here’s what she’s been up to since her days of backflips on skates.

“Why These Gross Meat-Pussy Memes Won’t Go Away”

Apparently Facebook BST groups are all the rage. Do you belong to any?

And finally, here’s your “WTF?” read for the week

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