#WeVerb12: Associate

What blog/book/article spoke to you the most in 2012?

I read a lot of books and could have chosen two or three that matched this prompt, but what I read daily are blogs. Besides Weddingbee and all of the blogs that I have followed from there, I have really enjoyed reading my daily dose of Hello Giggles. The website was created by actress Zooey Deschanel and her two best friends. It’s a space for young women, mostly, to write about everything from analyses of America’s favorite romantic comedies to serious issues such as the shooting of a young girl in Pakistan who blogged about equality for women. The stuff in between included the election, frustrations with policies on rape, constant praise for Downton Abbey, book reviews and a daily picture of someone’s amazing manicure. Sometimes, it’s hilarious, and sometimes, it’s pretty serious. But for the most part, it is a great space to find people and get a fresh take on the news out there. I wouldn’t be surprised if, tomorrow, alongside the “Illustrated Tweet of the Day” and “Everything I Needed to Know I Learned From Elf,” there is an article about censorship in America. It’s a forum that doesn’t take itself too seriously and brings me smiles everyday.

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