Favorite Things I Read This Week: International Women’s Day

As International Women’s Day and A Day Without A Woman draws to a close, I wanted to reflect on a few of the best things I’ve read on the internet this week. I’ll start out with woman-centric post about my favorite neighborhood and move on from there. However, I hope many of you celebrated the day by wearing red or attending a talk about gender equality.

  1. If you want to be proactive on supporting women-owned business the Washingtonian put out a map and The Hill is Home added some additional businesses.
  2. Someday I will go to the National Zoo. Until then I will just look at the adorable photos people post like this one on PoPville.
  3. A wonderful and stirring article about why museums and libraries (particularly the Smithsonian ones) are crucial for American democracy (via Smithsonian Insider).
  4. I spend a lot of time looking at DC neighborhood maps to figure out how to categorize the locations that I write about. In fact, I tell people that I live in Eastern Market, but that’s actually part of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. For more confusing ideas about neighborhood borders see this post by Greater Greater Washington.
  5. This book on observing cities by Charles R. Wolfe is definitely going on my reading list (via CityLab)!
  6. I just might start following several of these Instagram accounts (via DCist).
  7. I guess my eight months in Europe really impacted my views on public transit! This sounds like a very interesting study and the article has open access until April 8, 2017 (via Planetizen).
  8. And finally, Peak Bloom is coming (via DCist)!

 

The featured image is courtesy of ThisBigCity.

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