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Skimm'd while [celebrating International Women's Day]( March 8, 2021 [Read in Browser]( [Woman's History Month: LEt's not wait 'til 2040 to celebrate women who are making history right now.]( [DailySkimm']( Skimm'd while [celebrating International Women's Day]( [Invite Friends]( --------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- Quote of the Day "Unless you really hate coconut, it's just such a superior cookie" – [A food critic](, who says Samoas are the best Girl Scout Cookies. We can 100% Tagalong with this. mailto:?body=This%20food%20critic%20has%20earned%20a%20Girl%20Scout%20Snacks%20badge%20%23SkimmLife%0A3Fjumpto%3Djumpto-quote-of-the-day%26type%3Demailurl%26r%3D8c6ba2b1%26utm_source%3Demail%26utm_medium%3Ddsshare And So It Begins --------------------------------------------------------------- The Story The trial over George Floyd's death [is beginning](. I'm listening. Last Memorial Day, Floyd died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after now-fired police officer Derek Chauvin pinned him to the ground for [about nine minutes](. Viral video of the incident showed Chauvin (who's white) with his knee on the 46-year-old Black man's neck while Floyd cried out "I can't breathe" and called for his mother. All the while, Chauvin wouldn't budge and other officers stood by watching. Floyd's name and last words became a [rallying cry]( at [protests across the country]( and [around the world](. Hundreds of thousands of people decried persistent violence against Black men and women. Now, Chauvin's going on trial for murder and manslaughter charges – a case that's being dubbed one of the most important in US history. What can we expect? Today, candidates for the jury will go to the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. They've already submitted a questionnaire, detailing their knowledge about the case and their views on things like policing and the Black Lives Matter movement. But they'll face more questions from lawyers until 12 jurors and four alts are selected. Opening arguments are scheduled to kick off March 29 – when the jury will hear from dozens, if not hundreds, of witnesses over the course of four weeks. If convicted, Chauvin faces a maximum of 40 years in prison. Meanwhile, protests [calling for justice]( have already started, some businesses [remain boarded up](, and the [courthouse is barricaded](. Police and the National Guard have been called. But eyes will be on Minneapolis for some time as [three other officers charged]( in Floyd's death are slated to go on trial this August. theSkimm Floyd's death was part of a wave of killings by police that sparked the BLM protests over the summer. Now, a country that [rarely convicts]( police officers for on-duty deaths will watch to see if any change arises. mailto:?body=The%20first%20trial%20in%20George%20Floyd%27s%20death%20is%20set%20to%20begin%20%23SkimmLife%0A3Fjumpto%3Djumpto-10628884%26type%3Demailurl%26r%3D8c6ba2b1%26utm_source%3Demail%26utm_medium%3Ddsshare The Interview --------------------------------------------------------------- Last night, CBS aired Oprah's interview with [Meghan Markle and Prince Harry](. In it, the couple spoke out about their time with the royal family. And revealed bombshells about what allegedly happened behind palace doors. That included on: [Race](…Markle said that there were "concerns and conversations" amongst the family about "how dark" Archie's skin could be. The couple didn't reveal who was having those conversations. But Markle also said the royal family went against convention and declined to give her son a royal title – and the security that comes with it. [Mental health](...Markle shared that there was a time with the royals when she "didn't want to be alive anymore." And that she sought mental health services but that "the institution" rejected her repeated pleas for help. Because seeking mental health care "wouldn't be good" for the royal family. The toxicity of the press...Harry said there's an "[invisible contract](" between the royal family and the press (think: wining and dining in exchange for positive coverage). He also drew parallels to the treatment of his mother, the late Princess Diana – who died in a car crash as the paparazzi chased after her. Relationships...Things are complicated between [Harry and his father](. And between [Harry and his brother](. And at one point, between Markle and Kate Middleton – but [not for the reasons the press talked about](. Markle also said the institution was "willing to lie to protect other members of the family." But that they "weren't willing to tell the truth to protect" her and her husband. Some good things...Like the reference to ["The Little Mermaid."]( The discovery that the couple is expecting a girl. That Meghan and Harry [got married their own way](. That they're proud of each other for coming out on the other side of this. And that their story has an ending "greater than any fairy tale you've ever read." Buckingham Palace...has yet to respond to the interview. But Harry and Meghan made it clear they won't live in fear. PS: If you or someone you know needs this, here's the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741. mailto:?body=Harry%20and%20Meghan%20are%20sharing%20their%20side%20of%20the%20story%20%23SkimmLife%0A3Fjumpto%3Djumpto-10629174%26type%3Demailurl%26r%3D8c6ba2b1%26utm_source%3Demail%26utm_medium%3Ddsshare And Also...This --------------------------------------------------------------- What's moving right along… [The COVID-19 relief package](. On Saturday, the Senate passed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill along party lines. Here's what's in it: $1,400 direct payments to Americans making under $75K, a $300 weekly federal unemployment bonus, and a child tax credit up to $3,600. What's not: a $15/hour federal minimum wage increase. Democrats want Republicans to join them in making moves. Republicans are worried about the price tag. The Dem-led House is expected to vote on the bill as soon as tomorrow, where it's expected to pass. mailto:?body=Most%20Americans%20are%20getting%20closer%20to%20another%20round%20of%20help%20%23SkimmLife%0A3Fjumpto%3Djumpto-10627068%26type%3Demailurl%26r%3D8c6ba2b1%26utm_source%3Demail%26utm_medium%3Ddsshare Where there could soon be a dress code... [Switzerland](. Yesterday, voters narrowly approved a 'burqa ban.' The measure doesn't mention Muslim women's dress by name. But it doesn't have to. The proposal, backed by the right-wing Swiss People's Party, will ban face coverings (niqabs, burqas, and ski masks) in public spaces. But it doesn't see a problem with face coverings for public health reasons (like face masks for COVID-19). Discrepancy, noted. Right-wing lawmakers say the Muslim face coverings are a symbol of repression. And will get to decide what women wear (or don't) instead. Officials will now begin drafting legislation to put the ban into effect. mailto:?body=Switzerland%20could%20be%20banning%20full%20facial%20coverings%20%23SkimmLife%0A3Fjumpto%3Djumpto-10629116%26type%3Demailurl%26r%3D8c6ba2b1%26utm_source%3Demail%26utm_medium%3Ddsshare Who's speaking up… [Amanda Gorman](. On Friday, the country's first youth poet laureate said she was racially profiled by a security guard. Gorman – who performed at President Biden's inauguration – said she was walking home when a security guard "demanded" she prove she lives at her building because she looked "suspicious." Gorman called it the "reality of Black girls" that they can be called an icon one day and a threat the next. And said she'll continue to fight for Black Americans who deal with discrimination every single day. mailto:?body=Amanda%20Gorman%20is%20speaking%20out%20about%20racial%20profiling%20%23SkimmLife%0A3Fjumpto%3Djumpto-10629130%26type%3Demailurl%26r%3D8c6ba2b1%26utm_source%3Demail%26utm_medium%3Ddsshare Who Beyoncé has given her Halo to… [Lyric Chanel](. mailto:?body=Beyonc%C3%A9%20wants%20everyone%20to%20remember%20Lyric%20Chanel%20%23SkimmLife%0A3Fjumpto%3Djumpto-10629144%26type%3Demailurl%26r%3D8c6ba2b1%26utm_source%3Demail%26utm_medium%3Ddsshare [Skimm'Picks] --------------------------------------------------------------- Here are today's recs to help you live a smarter life… 1. Toys that'll make you feel good – and empowered. [Dame Products]( can help you celebrate the #1 woman in your life (you). Satisfaction literally guaranteed. [PS: Skimm'rs get 15% off everything.](* 2. Self-care products that'll help you fall asleep, stay calm, and find balance. Meet medical-grade CBD oils, capsules, creams, and mineral soaks from [this female-founded brand](. Their team can help create the perfect routine for you. Oh, and Skimm'rs [get a special offer](.* 3. Naturally delicious, easily absorbable Vitamin C supplements.[These best-selling pouches]( support a healthy immune system, radiant skin, and healthy collagen levels. Oh, and they've got over 15k five-star reviews. Did we mention Skimm'rs get 5% off plus free shipping on bundles?* PS: Like what you see here? Make sure you're [signed up]( to get more picks like these in your inbox every Monday. We've got exclusive shopping recs, streaming ideas, life hacks, and more. *PS: This is a sponsored post. Skimm’rs --------------------------------------------------------------- This last year has been one for the books. Let's not wait 'til 2040 to celebrate women who are making history in big and small ways right now. Got someone in mind? [Tell us here](. Applause for...Jill G (OH). She started [The Period Pantry Project](, an org that gives people in the Columbus area access to menstrual products regardless of income. And wants to remove period stigma and improve menstrual health awareness in the community. Nursing to overall health...Shannon M (CA). She's the president and founder of [Operation Happy Nurse](, a nonprofit developed to help nurses struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression. They offer a free online community focused on improving overall mental health and physical wellbeing for certified nurses, regardless of their tenure, level, or specialty. (Some) Birthdays...theSkimm's Lindsay Lange (NY), Jordan Castleman (PA), Kenny Lane (NY), Allegra Ben-Amotz (MX), Harvey Klein (NJ), Jamie Hillman (AL), Caroline Hearn (SC), Sunita Ramnarinesingh (FL), Lorena Palacios (DC), Maria Karukas (CT), Danielle Keyser (LA), Jane Scheiner (NY), Madeline King (AL), Rebecca Sherman (CAN), Nora Rioux (CO), Eileen Wolejsza (NY) PS…we've also got a video wall to shout out a woman in your life who's making an impact on you. [Check it out](. [Skimm More] --------------------------------------------------------------- [We've got tips]( to help you turn your talents into more money in the bank. Plus, more where that came from during our first semester of SkimmU. [Sign up]( for our third course on April 8 all about starting your side gig. And if you're looking for other smart ways to spend your time… - [Listen]( to our news podcast "Skimm This" for clarity on the biggest stories of the week. - [Tune in]( to our career podcast "Skimm'd from the Couch" for tips to build your resume. - [Subscribe]( to our "Skimm Money" newsletter to keep up to date with your wallet. - [Sign up]( for our "Press Pause" newsletter for curated shopping, reads, and entertainment recs. - Follow us on[the gram](,[Twitter](,[YouTube](, and[Facebook](. - [Download]( our app to get it all in one place. Skimm Share --------------------------------------------------------------- Friends don't let friends get bogged down in headlines. So click that share button to send theSkimm to your network. Because, as they say, sharing is caring. 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