The reality of an unvaccinated childhood. If you read one thing off today's list, make it this one. Seriously.
Totally Talls ~ a hilarious and informative show about the giraffe descendants in your life. (via Spokesvagina)
Coley writes about how she'd like to burn 2013 from her memory, but also, why she won't.
I became a mother, and died to live. My fellow Mamas will feel this hard.
One Weird Old Trick to Undermine the Patriarchy. I remember my Aunty changing her daughter's copy of The House That Jack Built into The House That Jill Built.
Brevity. Clarity. Love. Alexandra Franzen makes an email pledge for 2014 that makes much sense.
On reading, love and loss. Laurie Penny's moving response to her father's death.
No videos this week, but I've got a couple of audio clips for your listening pleasure. First up is my wonderful, clever friend Dylan & his motley mob of misfits as they celebrate the 15th anniversary of music label Stink Magnetic with Stinkfest. Next up is another supremely talented friend of mine, Louise Wallace, discussing her second book of poetry, Enough.