I’ve been down an online rabbit hole this morning—articles, links, videos, all sorts of inspiration. Which is great for a Saturday morning when you’re up at 7:00 a.m. for no discernible reason. I’ve been stocking up on things I have to share and say over the past two months of not posting, which I’ll slowly get around to, but for now, I must share these two videos that totally rock.

First: Dan Savage and his husband, Terry

I think Dan Savage is pretty cool; his willingness to talk about sex and sexuality in an open and honest way and encourage dialogue on the topic is refreshing. This video totally just upped his cool quotient. His encouragement to young LGBTQ people facing really hard times is not only heartwarming but truly important. “It gets better.

Second: Chimamanda Adichie in her 2009 TED talk.

Articulate and engaging, Adichie highlights why it’s so vital that we each tell our stories, seek out the many stories of others, and do what we can to make it possible for all those stories to be heard. One story is not only boring, it’s dangerous.