Favourite newsletters

Over the last few years, I’ve retreated from social media more often and embraced being more selective about what knowledge I consume and how. One of the ways I chose to slow down my consumption of others’ voices and overcome the algorithms was to subscribe to a choice selection of newsletters. This is a list of those that reliably deliver joy and knowledge to my inbox. 

I’ll add to the list if anything becomes a regular read in my life. I’ll remove listings if they no longer spark curiosity. Listings are either categorised as belonging; for all things diversity, equity, inclusion and activism or becoming; for all things wellness, thinking and personal growth.

3-2-1

Weekly

Becoming

3 short ideas from James Clear, 2 quotes and 1 question, all designed to make you think.

Belonging

5 simple actions for more inclusive workplaces, shared by Karen Catlin.

Be

When you get it

Becoming

In-the-moment letters and journal entries from Sasha Glasgow, founder of Frank and Feel.

Belonging

Events, jobs and learning from the BAMEed Network, driving change in education.

Dear Good People

When you get it

Belonging

Dolly Chugh shares tips on how to be the inclusive person you mean to be.

Decolonising Wales

When you get it

Belonging

Dismantling mainstream tokenistic conversations of race, racism and equality in Wales.

Becoming

Kai Brach consistently shares content to inspire productivity and critical thinking.

Belonging

Learn more about digital accessibility from individuals asking questions and sharing knowledge on this mailing list from Jisc.

Do Breathe

Weekly

Becoming

Michael Townsend Williams shares welldoing on a Sunday – reminding you that feeling well is an active practice.

Becoming

Reflections from Alex Elle with encouragement to pay attention to – and reflect on – moments of life, loss, community, and joy.

Human Stuff

Weekly

Becoming

Thoughts inspired by the bigness of the universe from Lisa Olivera.

Belonging

Caroline Criado Perez helps us keep up with the gender data gap.

Jocelyn K. Glei

When you get it

Becoming

Ideas from Jocelyn on finding more creativity and meaning in your daily work.

Becoming

Advice on mental health and maintaining healthy relationships from Nedgra Glover Tawwab.

Notes on Living

Weekly-ish

Becoming

Alicia Kaye shares reflections for those simply trying to figure it all out.

The Seed

Fortnightly

Becoming

Gentle notes from Elsie Owen with support and encouragement for prioritising yourself.

The Utter

Twice-weekly

Becoming

An unedited journal from Yrsa Daley-Ward about things that are true (or true enough)

Becoming

Community reflections and support for walking daily.

My writing commitment: I’m learning to honour my thoughts. I’m learning that my words can be shared before I’ve connected all the dots or learned everything there is to know. My writing can be a snapshot of a single moment in continually-evolving time.

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