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Weekly Newsletter #76: Just Two Weeks Left of Our Kickstarter

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“Weekly Newsletter #76” decorated with stickers from our Kickstarter campaign

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There are just two weeks left for our Kickstarter to reach its funding goal! We’re 33 percent funded and can’t thank our backers enough for their support and generous contributions so far.

Donations start at a dollar and every reward receives art – commissions start at $25! If we surpass our funding goal, we will donate the surplus to both the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the George Floyd Memorial.

Your support will enable our community to launch its very own merch store and keep growing. Please help us spread the word about our campaign.

Weekly Recap

We began this week with the poem “Mirages” on Sunday.

On Monday, we reviewed “exotic Tootsie Pop flavors” in celebration of June being National Candy Month.

Then, experts from Home Gym 101 gave us the ins-and-outs to kicking off your exercise routine.

On Tuesday, we tuned-in to an interview with the dreamy and melodic UK-based duo Bad Honey to learn more about their latest single “Circles.”

Afterward, we encouraged you to checkout the post “Extinguishing Freelancer Burn Out” on editor Burgundy Bug’s personal blog.

In the weeks to come, burgundy bug will publish more articles about freelancing and self-employment, so make sure you keep your antennae out! 😉

On Wednesday, we invited you to take part in the next issue of our digital magazine, “The Burgundy Zine #16: Skin Care, Self Care.” Throughout June and July, we’ll be covering various topics related to self-care, with articles ranging from skincare routines, product reviews, mindfulness tips, and more.

We want to know what “self-care” means to you and how you practice it in your daily life!

Of course, art, photography, modeling, and music submissions are always welcome, too!

Next, AJ of Moccasin Guru taught us the many physical and mental health benefits of running.

On Thursday, Ela Kaimo shared a very touching, heartfelt fictional short story about mental health from the perspective of a cat who observes the effects of depression in their owner.

Trigger warning: “Humans: They Come and Go as They Please” contains descriptions of mental health conditions, abuse, and suicide that may be upsetting for some individuals. If you or a loved one are currently struggling or having suicidal thoughts, please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline (1-800-662-4357) or National Alliance on Mental Illness Hotline (1-800-950-6264).

In our latest Kickstarter update, we announced how we would like to keep supporting the Black Lives Matter movement as a community, in addition to our individual efforts.

We also invite you to use our platforms to share resources and information about how others can get involved with supporting the movement. Our community is a safe space for you to share your own personal stories. You are welcomed, seen, and loved. Never forget that.

On Friday, experts from Primary Vitality taught us about the life changing (and lifesaving) benefits of drinking water. Stay hydrated!

On Saturday, garden enthusiasts from Comfy Living got our green thumbs wiggling with their article, “20 Amazing Gardening Facts & Stats for All the Garden Lovers out There.”

Last – but most certainly not least – we explored the gut-brain axis in our article, “Think With Your Gut.”

Going Forward

This week, we’re continuing with our “Skin Care, Self Care” theme and encourage you to join in with us!

We have an exciting line up of guest content and interviews just around the corner – stay tuned, stay healthy, and stay safe. <3

In the meantime, we encourage you to keep supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Here is a link with an abundance of important resources – please continue to spread the link among your friends, family, and on your social media!

Until next week,
burgundy bug

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A cynical optimist and mad scientist undercover, burgundy bug is the editor, graphic designer, webmaster, social media manager, and primary photographer for The Burgundy Zine. Entangled in a web of curiosity, burgundy bug’s work embodies a wide variety of topics including: neuroscience, psychology, ecology, biology, cannabis, reviews, fashion, entertainment, and politics. You can learn more about working with burgundy bug by visiting her portfolio website: burgundybug.com

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