Hello, Friends! How are you? How was your week? Mine was so good! I’m still here in Palm Springs. This is the last official day of Alt Summit 2020 — though it’s pretty relaxed. A few meetups this morning, and a one-day session of the Huddle. Most people are traveling back home today so lots of goodbyes too.
It’s been an incredible week. For sure our best Alt Summit yet — even with some last-minute cancellations related to fear and caution around coronavirus. I got to interview Soledad O’Brien on Monday. And connect with Shannon Watts on Tuesday. And be surrounded by 2000 amazing women for lots of days. I’m feeling very lucky. I saved a bunch of Alt Summit peeks to my Story Highlights if you’re curious (and check out the #altsummit hashtag on Instagram too).
Yesterday, as I was sitting at a table of attendees working on some Alt Summit announcements, I heard the news about Elizabeth Warren ending her campaign. I started weeping. I knew it was coming after Super Tuesday, but I’m so, so sad. Not much else to say yet. I haven’t had time to even think about it. : (
I’ve got a long link list for you today. Here are a few things I’ve been wanting to share. (There’s a bit cussing in there today — reflective of my sadness and anger.)
-The unwillingness to tackle the the horrible problem of child sexual abuse imagery online is a stark example of the abdication of responsibility of tech companies.
-For those of us with a parent who died young. (My father died at age 52.)
-There’s a secret passageway from 1660 in the British House of Commons, and they just rediscovered it.
-“People think all the time about … survival of the fittest, but really it’s survival of the friendliest.”
-How the coronavirus compares with the flu.
-What are your thoughts on gender?
-Hey there, Utahns. There’s an important protest today, Friday, March 6th, in support of LGTBQ+ students at CES schools. Salt Lake City. Church Office Building. It will be a needed and safe space for both believers and non believers with moving messages from speakers in the community.
-What are you reading lately? I’ve heard great things about the novel Wanderers and bought it to read on the plane ride home tomorrow.
Here are some tweets I saved for you:
-A thread of 20-second songs you can sing while washing your hands.
-Wait. What? So the government can just cancel co-pays? How did I not know this?
-Thinking about the courts.
-“The way it was going it’s like it was set up for me to walk away, walk away, don’t worry about it.”
-If your team doesn’t want people to vote, maybe you’re not on a good team.
-Why soap is the best defense.
-Trying to get a sense of how much a billion is; of how much multiple billions is.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I’ll meet you back here on Monday. I miss you already.
Photo by Nicole Breanne Shabada.