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The stories from across the web we are reading this week.
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Bedtime Stories About Race & Social Justice 
"So what do we tell our children? How do we talk about race and social justice with kids? As a white parent, I know I’ve been afraid that I’ll fumble the task." (Reading My Tea Leaves)

We're Reading With Her
"I don’t know whether Hillary Clinton’s previous books were good or bad. I didn’t read them, because I assumed they were normal politician-books. But What Happened is not a standard work of this genre. It’s interesting; it’s worth reading; and it sets out questions that the press, in particular, has not done enough to face." (The Atlantic)

From sex object to gritty woman: “Stock photos — generic images that appear in places like ads, billboards, magazines and blogs — reflect the culture at a moment in time.” (The New York Times)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on how to write and how to read: “When it’s difficult, what keeps me going is the possibility of joy.” (Literary Hub)

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Three Artists On The Expansion of Work, Creativity and Caregiving In A Pandemic

"Pandemic life changed my relationship with my studio back to what it had once been, not somewhere of guilt and stolen time but a sanctuary where I need to be to be my full self, and consequently the best parent and partner as well."

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Dear Virgo: Keep it up. You're getting closer - and the grass really is greener over there. But you have to remember that the things that no longer serve you are weighing you down and slowing you down.

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Mixed Emotions: Kay Brown on Finding Her Place as a Multi-Racial Millennial

“I think I would be considered somewhat of a white passing standard, but it diminishes the fact that I am still half black”

Remembering Edith Windsor: “She lawyered up, she fought, she won, and she paved the way for legal gay marriage in every state.” (Vogue)

Do artists and designer have an obligation to be political?: “Everything that we, as culture producers, create is cultural data that others consume. Regardless of a maker’s intentions, art is political once it is available to any audience.” (Design Sponge)

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Single Women & Their Spaces: Freelance Creative Vanessa Labi's Northern California Home

"There’s such a joy and peace to having your own space. It’s really special when fostering creative pursuits, and I think that’s why I’ve hung onto it."

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Raising Kids Who Are Actively Anti-Racist: Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs and Adam St. Bernard Jacobs Are Teaching Us How

"We’re both intentional about centering our parenting around justice and creativity and are also big believers in always being a work in progress."

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Dear Gemini: This month, stop putting off that choice you've been faced with and get to work figuring out what to actually do.

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A Conversation with Create To Stop Hate Founder and Artist, Janel Foo

"I’m proud of having a place for people that are looking for a way to support the AAPI community to come to get information and discover our huge community of artists, and I’m just proud of building this initiative that started as such a small, simple idea."

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Youn Chang, Founder of OJOOK, On The Natural Beauty Hype, Why You Need Fewer Products Than You Think, And Her Minimal Beauty (and Makeup) Routines

"Refusing to buy something you don’t need and using everything you already own are the most impactful environmental acts."