Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
In honor of International Women’s Day yesterday, The Times published:
15 Remarkable women overlooked in the Times obituaries until now. The photo above os of Henriette Lacks, whose biography we read as part of our DW book club a few years ago.
“Be angry if you must, but be kind as well. The two are not mutually exclusive. Contribute a little joy to the world. It’s the only way I see out of this chaos we’re in.” — “Our anger is poisoning us. Here’s what I learned after my son died.”
As a mother of a son, I love this series from The Cut on “How to Raise a Boy.” I especially appreciated “Navigating the World of Boys When You’re Gender Nonconforming,” because, you know, not all boys like sports and video games and wrestling their friends, and it nice to see some representation from boys who don’t conform to gender stereotypes.
This is a long read — a tragic but beautifully-told story about a woman with a lot of promise whose mental illness and troubled past led to a life of homelessness, and about the circle of friends, acquaintances, and social workers who tried to save her and get her the help she desperately needed. “A ‘Bright Light,’Dimmed in the Shadows of Homelessness”
Listening is underrated and Sonia Sotomayor agrees: Sonia Sotomayor’s message of empathy, listening, and compromise is what we need.
For those of you who ever followed the Duggars or have interest in how cult religions function: “Growing Up Like a Duggar — Ex-Followers of the Family’s Religion Speak Out”
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 [email protected] and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!