SITE | CANVA is a free platform that allows you to choose what type of graphic you want to design: social media posts, documents, blogging and eBooks, marketing materials, social media and email headers, events or ads. From there, you pick what design you like and customize it. There is the option to buy premium functions, but the free access enables you to do a lot. Canva's slogan is "empowering the world to design," accurately describing the accessibility of the platform for most people.
PODCAST | The term "code-switching" refers to when speakers alternate between different languages. In the context of this podcast, it refers to navigating between our various cultural identities. Put together by a team of seven NPR journalists of color who are fascinated with changing racial dynamics and how they affect us, CODE SWITCH discusses issues regarding race, identity and culture. If you've ever asked "Can we talk about whiteness?" or wonder "What does objectivity mean to journalists of color?" this podcast examines both and much more. The weekly episodes are anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes long and talk about everything from Philando Castile to Tupac to Indian accents.
TRAVEL GOODS | Whether you're an avid tea drinker or dedicated to your coffee, the CONTIGO travel mug is for you. Thermalock vacuum insulation keeps the drink at its original temperature for a long while, and when they say it's "spill-proof," they mean it. I've thrown this in my bag carelessly, had it roll down a flight of stairs and let it fall over on my laptop. As long as the lid is screwed on tight and you have the lock function pressed down so you don't accidently press the Autoseal button, which opens and closes the mouth of the mug, you don't have to worry about it. ♦