Something Good

1. The Millennial Vernacular of Fatphobia. In related news, Fat-shaming by doctors, family, classmates is a global health problem, studies find, and Her doctor weight shamed her. Then she found out she had stage 3 colon cancer at 27, and But What About Health?

2. How to pick the best sunscreen for you.

3. Once, a series from Andrea Corrona Jenkins, one picture at a time with a short memory. It reminds me of the story slices practice we do with Laurie in Wild Writing.

4. Critical race theory is a lens. Here are 11 ways looking through it might refine your understanding of history. “The following list is by no means comprehensive, but it lifts key and oft-overlooked elements of America’s story to the fore in an attempt to analyze how they’ve molded the present and might shape the future.”

5. She Put Her Unspent Love in a Cardboard Box on The New York Times. “My mother’s gifts, her letters, are a constant reminder that I have already been given what every child, what every human, needs: I have been fiercely, extravagantly, wildly loved.”

6. A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021 from The White House.

7. Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain Official Trailer. (video) “An intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon…this unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him.”

8. What Matters: Austin Kleon, an interview.

9. Cornflake Marshmallow Cookies. (recipe)

10. An Alt-Rock Queen Returns to Take Back Her Crown. “After an 11-year hiatus, Liz Phair is older, wiser, and no less crushing.”

11. How will our pandemic trauma translate into emotional growth?

12. 10 Things I Never Realized I Do Because I’m an HSP. In related news, 9 Ways Highly Sensitive People Can Benefit From Yoga.

13. A glance at a hummingbird nest and its newest residents. (video)

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