A Midweek Link Roundup
Also known as “All of Nicole’s Open Tabs, Plus Many of Her Opinions.”
Always read Kat Chow: On anti-Blackness and the model minority myth.
The New Yorker
’s interview with Rukmini Callimachi on talking with and writing about ISIS sex slaves is bleak, fascinating, and has stuck with me in part because of the great insights into interviewing/reporting:
Look, I’m here to document the abuse that women face, and I think this is an important story. I don’t think people in America and the rest of the world are fully apprised of what’s happened.
“I belong here, I told the trail. It rewarded me in lasting ways. The weight I carried as a black woman paled in comparison with the joy I felt daily among my peers in that wilderness. They shaped my heart into what it will be for the rest of my life.” The very best thing I have read this month is this stunning piece by Rahawa Haile on thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.
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