I love tracking down weird holidays, especially ones that celebrate food. From Pi Day to Wine Day, what better way to brighten up the work week then a celebratory treat? Particularly in a week when we have been battered by bad news. Coronavirus numbers are having a resurgence in many states, hurricane season is starting, and the numerous revelations of police brutality and systemic racism spotlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement have left many of us feeling the world is a little uglier than we’ve noticed.
This Friday is Peanut Butter Cookie Day, and I plan on making a batch of the easiest cookies to bake to commemorate the day and have some comfort food to nibble on. The basic recipe is all over the internet, but I like to make it my own by substituting the regular sugar for brown sugar and adding dash of cinnamon.
I’m also consuming some metaphorical social media comfort food as well. Today on instagram, woman with sizable platforms and followings are turning over their accounts and audiences to black women in an effort to to amplify their voices and the important work they are doing to enact change. Visit @sharetheminnow to see who’s participating and read their stories. I’m going to be taking notes on how to make my corner of the world more beautiful.
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STARTING at 10:00am PST/ 1:00pm EST. Look in the comments for who to follow TODAY. Black women who are taking over IG accounts: @alenciajohnson @lowimpactfit @alexismjpp @angelicaross @austinchanning @blessingomakwu @badassboz @professor_crunk @marie_mag_ @carichampion @christinamrice @danielleyoung @deedyer267 @devibrown @elainewelteroth @soulfreedreams @euniquejg @thepalmtreepapi @giapeppers @ibtihajmuhammad @jamiaawilson @jessomatt @jovianzayne @missjulee @justeenahoh @kahlanabarfield @keah_maria @kimblackwellpmm @glowmaven @laurenwesleywilson @lpeopleswagner @luvvie @docmellymel @miattajohnson @moemotivate @myleik @naimagram @nicolewalters @nikkiogun @nimotalaiganiyu @opalayo @rachel.cargle @seun_msamazing @disabilityfashionstylist @slynnyoung @taibeau @taranajaneen @thasunda @thebudgetnista @fiyawata @yvettenoelschure @zerlinamaxwell White women handing over their accounts: @jenhatmaker @seanecorn @elizabethwarren @hilaryswank @brenebrown @melindafrenchgates @kourtneykardash @elizabeth_gilbert_writer @alikrieger @busyphilipps @melissau @iamcattsadler @kathrynbudig @peacefulmindpeacefullife @michellemonaghan @cameronesposito @katiecouric @mrapinoe @jennymollen @alexmorgan13 @sarahsophief @ashley_judd @mandymooremm @aliceandolivia @brielarson @juliaroberts @nina_tame @juleshough @gwynethpaltrow @sarabareilles @therealdvf @sophiabush @chelseahandler @brandicarlile @therealdebramessing @cherylstrayed @feministabulous @hilarieburton @ariannahuffn @sarahemcbride @ashleygraham @mssarahcatharinepaulson @sbird10 @selmablair @chrissymetz @kimberlywilliamspaisley @glennondoyle @jessseinfeld @ashlynharris24 @abbywambach @estherperelofficial @hillaryclinton #ShareTheMicNow #WomenWednesday
Peanut Butter Cookies:
10 oz. jar of peanut butter
1 cup of brown sugar
One half teaspoon of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients and roll dough into one inch balls, placing them an inch apart on a non stick cookie sheet. Bake for ten minutes and allow to cool thoroughly