Quickies: Throwing shade, shadow maps, and child care scarcity


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. I don’t know how other people manage this and at every age point there are new challenges. Childcare and school systems were a primary concern when we selected where we were going to live. My daughter is now 8. Childcare is basically in my backyard and I am very satisfied with our options. There are still lots of challenges day to day even when you think you have things figured out.

    I work for a large company. There have been calls for available Childcare as the company is open around the clock. As of yet nothing has materialized.

    I can see our next challenge is that Childcare is focused on 5 through 10 and don’t see the same kind of options for 10 to 16 especially during the summer. They don’t need the same kind of care, but still need support. I wonder what other people are doing.

  2. It’s actually not that hard to throw shade while being intersectional. Like, my current favorite term of art is “white country club class”. Those old enough to remember the early 90s might get the double meaning: Bill Clinton belonged to a white-only country club in 1992, and in 2001, he moved to Harlem, only to move to Westchester a month later.

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