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Our must read stories from across the web this week.

On being an orphan, frequently: “No, this is different, it’s a kind of mildly sad bewilderment, maybe related to that bittersweet feeling you get when someone young offers you a seat on the subway: Can this really be who I am in the world?” (The New York Times)

What fullness is: “The notion that thinness — and the attempt to force the fat body toward a state of culturally mandated discipline — begets great rewards is centuries old.” (Medium)

How Janelle Monáe found her voice: “For Monáe, ‘Moonlight’ and then ‘Hidden Figures’ were a way to convey the message she has striven over and over to convey: recognition and validation for people overlooked by society.” (The New York Times Magazine)

I am the one woman who has it all (ha!): “I have kids who have forced me to do everything in my life with greater efficiency and the professional assumption that I’m now less efficient after having kids.” (The New Yorker)

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