Since Last We Spoke, 11-25-19

It’s Thanksgiving Week here in the US, and I will be taking most of it off to spend quality time with my people. A continued case next week means no travel on the backend, so I am coming off the holiday to a week in the office, which is a luxury (I was supposed to be heading back across the ocean, so yay). Only one work gig left for the year–I made a concerted effort to take most of December off the road, in stark contrast with last year, where I was gone the entire month of December. We’ll be celebrating a milestone birthday for Sasha, our wedding anniversary, and of course, Christmas and Hannukah. Basically, just trying to regroup after one of the busiest years yet. But we’re not there yet.

I won’t be posting much this week. Come back tomorrow for our 2019 gift guide. Until then, here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:

He said, they said (a 6-part feature if you’re so inclined)

I love Connie Schultz, and her work on grief is particularly on point

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and kicks off 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence

The future of reproductive healthcare may be at home

Not really what I was hoping to see from an alternate VAWA proposal

During this busy travel season, tips for the trans- and nonbinary traveler

And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, this excellent feature from The Kitchn


Have you checked out the FHO store lately? You can find the newest research brief, Applying The Strangulation Research To Expert Testimony In Cases With Adult Victims. Or purchase the complete set of three (Strangulation, Aging Bruises, and Consensual Sex Injury) for a special price.