Illustration by Michael DeForge for The New York Times
Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
“Depictions of best friendships between women are radical in their suggestion that a fulfilling partnership doesn’t need to be a heterosexual romantic relationship. Yet they operate within similar constraints; a romantic partner gets substituted with a friend. Hopper shows there’s a far wider array of possible platonic relationships than usually appear in print or on screen. Her friendships take on a variety of configurations (different sizes, many are long distance), involve serious commitments (caring for a chronically ill friend), and, at times, complications, like when Hopper gets taken in by a friend and resentment brews.”
“My Life as a Prison Wife,” posted here seven years ago this month remains one of the most-read essays on DW. Nicki wrote an update a year later. I don’t think she’s still active on DW these days, but I follow her on FB, and I loved this recent news story she shared about the amazing thing her husband is up to now. If you’ve followed her story – or are just catching up with it now — this is a really sweet and heartwarming update.
Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to firstname.lastname@example.org and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!