The (Web) Edit

The stories from across the web we are reading this week!
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The stories from across the web we are reading this week!
Image Credit: The New Yorker

Image Credit: The New Yorker

Bob Bland of the Women’s March talks resisting, motherhood and more: “The reason why people like myself were not involved with activism previously is that we weren’t directly impacted enough to be outraged. And that’s a problem.” (Mother Mag)

Women who are changing the world: “For every woman and girl to find someone whose presence in the highest reaches of success says to her that it is safe to climb, come on up, the view is spectacular.” (TIME)

Rock’s not dead, it’s ruled by women: “But just beneath the mainstream, dozens of female bands are making some of the most urgent, politically relevant music around.” (The New York Times)

The ambition collision: “After a lifetime of saying ‘yes’ to their professional hunger — these are the opportunity-seizers, the list-makers, the ascendant females, weaned on Lean In — they’ve lost it, like a child losing grasp of a helium balloon.” (The Cut)

Miranda July on the Wild Contradictions of Marriage "Each couple’s version of intimacy is so fascinating to me. A friend will tell me about her marriage, and I’ll think, Yikes, they have horrible communication! They’re going to get divorced! And then I’ll hear about them at another time and think, Wow, they love each other so much! They have sex on the bathroom floor! I’ve come to see that it’s all true, and true of my marriage, too. These wild contradictions are the unique heart of each couple." (The New Yorker)

DACA was rescinded and poets respond: “ briefly released everyone in my family of the fear they held about my safety; it created a community of incredibly joyful and talented undocumented folks with whom I could share in tears and laughter. We need better solutions, but we can't sacrifice the good hoping for perfection—our lives cannot wait.” (Poetry Foundation)

The other natural disaster the media is missing: The enormity can’t compare with what’s wrought by Hurricane Harvey and possibly Irma. But it’s bad and not getting much national notice. (The Hive)

Also, here’s how you can help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and our thoughts are with those in the path of Hurricane Irma



The (News) Edit

The news cycle is fast and furious—which is why we shifted through the recent noise and found a few articles we believe matter. These thoughts and ideas made us pause, think and, most importantly, consider what is happening in the world. We hope they do the same for you.

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Our March Must-Read Books

This month, after a particularly tenuous few weeks in the U.S., we’ve compiled a book list of narratives that encourage empathy, compassion and expanded worldviews.