It’s been a week. Here, have a picture of a barn owl and a few links. I’m tired.
- Thrashed: Fascinating profile of Jake Phelps, editor of Thrasher magazine.
- A bit old, but still a worthwhile read. Content warning: racial slurs used in a way I felt was appropriately illustrative, your mileage may vary, they are only used once. (Thanks, Lee!)
- TSA Agent Kruze: “Was the surgery worth the pain?” Hey, how about we not police people’s identities and make their lives harder?
- Marie Kondo and the Privilege of Clutter
- Girls who Steal. I thought this was a really insightful look into the ways women and girls are socialized to be carelessly cruel to each other. I’ve been guilty of this in the past and it’s something I try not to do anymore. I’m not always successful.
- Why Are We So Scared Of Teenage Girls?
- The Racism at the Heart of Flint’s Crisis
- The Bloom Is Off The Rose. Sara Lamb on losing enthusiasm for projects once we really start getting into them.
- The Internet is Not Real Life This isn’t actually what it looks like–it’s an essay from Lisa Congdon talking about image curation online and how you can’t ever know everything that’s going on in someone’s life based on a carefully composed and lit image on Instagram or a blog.
- I don’t normally link fan fiction, but this piece is so great that I have to: What if Harry Potter, the chosen one, had turned out to be a squib? [ugly crying goes here]
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