Instead, all you creative folks launched some incredibly thoughtful projects. Cassandra Schwartz uplifted women’s stories and experiences. Marcus Green created an anthology of Seattle resistance. Mellina White Cusack started blogging her perspective as a local conservative. And there’s so much more.
Check out these 8 amazing projects started by Seattleites in response to last year’s election – and let us know if we should add more to the list!
Three big things to know about our local elections. 1 — Cary Moon is officially out of the mayoral race. 2 — Jenny Durkan, the first woman in nearly a century to be elected mayor in Seattle, will take office on Nov. 28. And 3 — the state senate win by long-time King County prosecutor Manka Dhingra was a big deal for Democrats. They now have a “big blue wall” of Democrat-run state governments up and down the West Coast.
Alexa, can you find the kale? Our local Whole Foods stores just got their very first electronic sections. As we head into the holiday season you can buy an Alexa and other Amazon tech hardware while picking up your favorite organic blueberries. Now if only one of those bots could point us to the vegan brownies… 🤖 (GeekWire)
Taco time. Trying to plan your next taco night? Food critic Bethany Jean Clement recommends picking up guac and meaty fixings from Beacon Hill’s Carnitas Michoacan. While the family-run joint’s “melty-soft” lengua and garlicky carne asada are stellar, Bethany is all 😍 for the “cushiony, super-fresh corn tortillas.” Even better: Its $2.09 tacos won’t break the bank. (The Seattle Times)
What’s it like being queer and Muslim? For one Seattleite, it meant holding back your true self at home and not knowing whether to pray with women or men at the mosque. Saara Majid, who is gender noncomforming (and prefers the pronoun “they”), cofounded a local queer Muslim support group called Noor. Today, Saara is more at peace with their identity — and their relationship with Islam. “Whether you’re a child or an adult, you’re exactly who you need to be at that moment,” they said. “Accepting that about yourself is going to unlock so many things.” 🏳️🌈 (KUOW)
Here’s your weekend longread. Pacific County is in southwest Washington, and it isn’t a big place. “It’s noticed when someone goes missing,” writes Seattle Times reporter Nina Shapiro. Like in many places outside Seattle’s liberal bubble, people in Pacific County voted for Trump and his promise to tighten U.S. borders. But now their neighbors — people known to their communities as crime watchdogs, shellfish farmers, and church parishioners — are disappearing. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers have arrested at least 28 people since Trump took office. “We shouldn’t be ripping families apart,” said an officer of the county Republican party. “It seems very Gestapo.” (The Seattle Times)
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🚗 11/10-12: Seattle International Auto Show
💃 11/9: The Poetry Brothel Masquerade Tour
🎨 11/10-12: Best of the Northwest Fall Art and Fine Craft Show
🏔 11/10: Pray for Snow Party
🛠 11/10-11: Engineer It!
🍫 11/11: Northwest Chocolate Festival
🌃 11/11: SAM Teen Night Out
✈ 11/11: Museum of Flight Honors Veterans
🛍 11/12: 34th Annual Glitter Sale
🐛 11/12: Amazing Animals
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