THE RAG | WORK

The more marginalized identities you hold, the less Insta-worthy it tends to be

Laptop on brick wall with view of ocean and town behind it.
Laptop on brick wall with view of ocean and town behind it.
Photo by Nomadic Julien on Unsplash


The Rag | Living

Taking a break made social media fun again

Photo by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash

The Rag | Tech

Ponies, Shibus, and CryptoKitties—oh my!

Cartoon CryptoKitty with daemonwings.
Cartoon CryptoKitty with daemonwings.
Daemonwings are a unique CryptoKitty trait. Image by CryptoKitties


The Rag | Style

Generational trends often marginalize people of color

Person with laptop taking selfie.
Person with laptop taking selfie.
Different generation, same influencer culture? Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash


The Rag | Living

Here’s what I consumed this week

Cat on sidewalk with people behind him.
Cat on sidewalk with people behind him.
“Wait, why are there so many humans out during lockdown?” asked Istanbul cats this week. Photo by Emre on Unsplash


The Rag | Pop Culture

Accountability is important but so is decentering whiteness

Black person with green locs seated outside on chair, possibly wondering why white people are still trying to do this hair this way and get away with it.
Black person with green locs seated outside on chair, possibly wondering why white people are still trying to do this hair this way and get away with it.
“Laaaaaaawd, why won’t white folks just stop with this nonsense?” asked Black people this week about Justin Biber’s hair. Photo by Kory Williams on Unsplash.


The Rag | Living

Feline inspired self-care for sheltering in place

Two cats on a red chair
Two cats on a red chair
That’s Lily (left) and Minik (right) last year when they were tween-age.


The Rag | Living

So much gluten, so much sci-fi

Person in cape with back to viewer, facing snowy yard and wooden house with windmills behind it.
Person in cape with back to viewer, facing snowy yard and wooden house with windmills behind it.
Photo by Syfy.

I succumbed to the demon of gluten


The Rag | Living

Lenten tacos, Black TikTok, and a side of conspiracy

Close up of fishing nets
Close up of fishing nets
Fishing gear accounts for almost half of the plastic in the ocean, according to the Netflix documentary ‘Seaspiracy.’ Photo by Kristin Snippe on Unsplash


The Rag | Pop Culture

And a couple of things I liked

Photograph by Natalie Seery/HBO

Ruth Terry

American freelancer in Istanbul writing about culture, mental health, race & travel. Bylines everywhere from Al Jazeera to Zora. Tw: @Ruth_Terry | IG: @ruth.ist

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