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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A wonderful and stirring article about why museums and libraries (particularly the Smithsonian ones) are crucial for American democracy (via Smithsonian Insider).
- 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.
- This book on observing cities by Charles R. Wolfe is definitely going on my reading list (via CityLab)!
- I just might start following several of these Instagram accounts (via DCist).
- 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).
- And finally, Peak Bloom is coming (via DCist)!
The featured image is courtesy of ThisBigCity.