Tamara who do *you* follow on Facebook?
When I am scrolling through Facebook, these are the posts I pay attention to – either because they make me laugh (and give me a break from my day), or I know that because the post/story/information is from them there will likely be something I want to read and pay attention to. I will update this list periodically. The selection below is current as of September 23, 2019.
I love “Things I Can’t Say” – nearly everything they share is either spot-on (for whatever is going on in my world) or very funny. Here’s the link to Things I Can’t Say on Facebook. I always need good humor in my life, and I love the things they share!
I love the honest, blunt reporting from TruthOut. I know if I want an unbiased (not influenced by corporate funding) perspective on an issue, TruthOut is the take I want to read first on any current subject in the news (politics, policy, world events.) You can follow TruthOut here.
As a backup to TruthOut, I always check out what the headlines are on BBC – also a great source of news – that seems much less biased than almost anything you can find in the United States…truly excellent reporting. Plus, it is really interesting to read the foreign take on the crap that goes down here in the United States. I also love their incredible video series – that are like mini-documentaries (incredibly well-made mini documentaries) on all sorts of very interesting subjects around the world (for example, I recently watched one about Ethiopian coffee ceremonies and the history of Ethiopian coffee!) If something comes from BBC News, I know it is legit, well-researched, and well done. Here’s the link to BBC News on Facebook.
If you don’t enjoy following this one, we might not get along in real life! This is one of my favorite Facebook accounts to follow — as I have watched probably every single modern Dr. Who episode at least three times, and also am familiar with the vintage stuff – plus my kids are huge fans too… so this Facebook page to follow is: Dr. Who and the T.A.R.D.I.S. – most of what they publish is downright hysterical!
Of course my good friend Carissa’s page “Creative Green Living” is a must-follow for parents who want fun projects to do with their kids (that are also low-impact from an environmental perspective). She also has lots of great recipes and easy to follow tips and ideas for living a “greener” life without a ton of compromises! [Lots of DIY ideas!] Here’s the link to Creative Green Living on Facebook too. She has a great Facebook group. too – with lots of discussions and information – and I encourage you to join her group too! [Creative Green Living group link.]
My friend Hannah runs “A Green Slate” and she does a lot of work similar to what I do – but with a much broader scope of concern (focus on personal care products and focus on consumer goods for toxicants beyond heavy metals). The fun thing about Hannah is that not only does she have a page and run a Facebook group and have a blog (and she’s a mom, too – so yes – a “Mommy Blogger” just like so many of us!), but she ALSO has a degree from Harvard and is an actual scientist – so skeptical folks cannot causally challenge or dismiss her work the way some try to do with mine [I understand it is a stretch for some people to see me — a “Mommy blogger” with an experimental theater degree from NYU (with an emphasis on mask and clown work!) as an expert on a subject that is a science-based area of concern! ;-)] You can follow A Green Slate on Facebook at this link. You may also want to join her Facebook group if you have concerns for environmental toxicity in your home. [A Green Slate Facebook group link.]
That’s it; that’s all I can think of for now. Again, I will add to this later! I wanted to write this to give y’all a little insight into my world — and also to share the great work of these Facebook pages / websites/ news organizations with you, in case you are not already following one or more of them.
Thanks for reading.