An Advent Calendar with 74 windows - Travis Foundation

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An Advent Calendar with 74 windows

illustration of the words Travis Foundation Advent Calendar 2018

As a surprise for all our friends and followers we created an Advent Calendar on Twitter. Every day we tweeted recommendations of what was good this year regarding feminism, diversity or open source. We got way, way more recommendations from friends & family of the Foundation than we could include (we definitely need a longer advent calendar!), so here we are sharing all whooping 74 recommendations with you — Happy Holidays!

articles and comics

talks and videos

podcasts and episodes


  • How to Respond to Code of Conduct Reports by by Valerie Aurora and Mary Gardiner — free download
  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • Mental load - a feminist comic by Emma
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Crash Override by Zoë Quinn
  • King Kong Theory by Virginie Despentes
  • Exit Racism by Tupoka Ogette
  • Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister (podcast interview with her here)
  • Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante
  • Life in Code by Ellen Ullman
  • Why be happy if you could be normal? by Jeanette Winterson
  • Equal Rites by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life by Cleo Wade
  • Der Ursprung der Liebe by Liv Strömquist
  • Standardsituationen der Technologiekritik by Kathrin Passig
  • Trans.Frau.sein by Felicia Ewert
  • Lass dich nicht ver.rückt machen by Puja Angelika Büche

tv-series / movies

  • 13th Amendment documentary
  • female pleasure by Barbara Miller, 2018 Swizerland
  • yours in sisterhood by Irene Lusztig, 2018 USA
  • Precious by Lee Daniels, 2009 USA
  • Hysteria
  • I am not an easy man
  • Sierra Burgress is a loser
  • Blechley Circle
  • Nanette
  • Dear White People
  • Black Lightning
  • She-Ra
  • House of Cards Season 6
  • QueerEye
  • American Crime Story
  • The bold Type
  • Good Girls Revolt
  • Sisters

for kids

other resources, projects and initiatives

Check out also the projects that are close to our hearts: learn more about RGSoC, Diversity Tickets, speakerinnen and prompt here and read our list of resources. Want to show your appreciation for our work? You can donate here — every amount counts <3

Thank you to everyone who sent us their recommendations!

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