Awareness

Sokorra Recommends

Originally, I planned a history post for today, but given recent events felt that in solidarity I am not going to post it due the inherent sexism and racism that surround the Declaration. Instead later this month I will celebrate the ADA and Disability Awareness month. I have moved this post up to fill in while I research and write that post.

Once a month I am going to try to have a “Sokorra Recommends” to share some of my favorite creators, be it books, youtubers, or podcasts. This will usually take place towards the end of the month, but as I said before, this month’s edition is coming a little early due to protesting recent Supreme Court Decisions. Ironically (and not purposefully) my recommendations this month revolve around Women’s issues (both trans and cis) and women creators.

This month I recommend:

Vulgar History by Ann Foster- Podcast

This podcast focuses on the women of history from all eras. I have been listening to this for the past two weeks and I’m finding myself enjoying her take on history and the women in it. There tends to be a European bent to the podcast, as that appears to be her focus in learning, but as she is still creating content there are many avenues she will eventually explore.

Opera Trash by Krista Golden and Analee Harriman – Podcast

This is an easy way to get into Opera. Krista and Analee take you along with them as they watch and review Opera in a delightfully irreverent yet loving way. They just celebrated 2 ongoing years with this podcast.

Rachel Maksy – Youtuber: Creative

Originally I came across Rachel’s YouTube channel through other costume/dress history youtubers, but Rachel does more then just vintage clothing recreations. She also has episodes on painting, home remodeling and other creative endeavors. She also makes amazing Cosplay outfits.

Dr. Danielle Jones (Mama Doctor Jones) – Youtuber: Medical commentary/Education

I started watching MDJ’s episodes about a year ago when I came across her monthly take on episodes of TLC’s I didn’t know I was pregnant, which turned out to be hilarious and educational. I continued to watch other content where I learned more about basic genecology, history of birth control and sex education and many other topics related to people who have vaginas. Given recent events its become all more apparent that better education is needed in regards to reproductive health.

Persuasion – Jane Austen

This happens to be one of my favorite books, and one of my favorite of Austen. The story revolves around Anne Elliot, who gave up the love of her life for her family. She has regretted it all this time, and has slowly realized that her family might not be worth the sacrifice. Frederick Wentworth, aforementioned love of her life, reenters the picture still a bit bitter about how things went down. The two of them have to learn to deal with aftereffects of their decisions and slowly make their way back to one another better people.