Cover Photo: Some seashells that Nicole's actual children collected last weekend
Some seashells that Nicole's actual children collected last weekend

A Midweek Link Roundup

Also known as “All of Nicole’s Open Tabs, Plus Many of Her Opinions.”

The Stranger

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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Nicole Chung is the web editor in chief of Catapult and the former managing editor of The Toast. She has written for The New York Times, the Times Magazine, GQ, Shondaland, Longreads, Hazlitt, BuzzFeed, and many other publications. Find her on Twitter: @nicole_soojung