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  • Say hello to one of the most trying DIY projects I’ve done in a LONG time: aka, our bedroom headboard makeover, inspired by @bradytolbert ‘s amazing upholstered headboard. @turshen and I spent a full day (9am to 9pm) on this gorgeous 12 foot upholstered headboard and it was worth every second. You can read all about it at DS today (and more pics in stories above ☝🏽)
  • 🎂38: Friends, cake, water park rides 🌊🏄🏻‍♀️ and, most of all, gratitude. I could not ask for a single thing more. I am so thankful for all this, right here. Thanks for the 📸 @upstate_realestate ♥️
  • I just read that several US embassies had their requests to fly Pride flags (during Pride month) denied by the current administration, something they’ve done without problem in recent years. It makes me sick. And scared. I have complicated feelings about Pride month, but I appreciate any genuine attempt that people make to celebrate and honor the LGBTQIA+ community (especially when there isn’t a commerce angle attached). So today I wanted to celebrate my community with the flag created by Amber Hikes, the executive director of Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs. Do I want to see embassies (and other allies) do more than fly flags to support the LGBTQIA+ community? Absolutely. Do I think a flag flying means safety and support for everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community? Absolutely not. But flags are a symbol and while the LGBTQIA+ flag has its own issues with adequate representation within our community, seeing others fly it as a sign of support feels like one *small* bit of good in what feels like a sea of bad. We’ve watched in anger and pit-of-your-stomach terror as  protections and rights for the LGBTQIA+ community have disappeared under this administration (especially those belonging to LGBTQIA+ family who identify as trans, POC, disabled, or immigrants) and watching this small request go denied feels like yet another reminder that LGBTQIA+ people are not treated as equal. If you are an ally, before you head out to a march or parade, *talk* to the LGBTQIA+ people in your life. Ask how they are. Ask how you can best be of support. And listen. Celebrations and rainbows and confetti are fun, but real connections and understanding people’s experiences and fear right now is even more meaningful. ♥️
  • A little ode to our pups, from my favorite photo that @sashaisrael took during our time making #inthecompanyofwomen (And @turshen made the frame 🔨) ♥️
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