What I'm Reading

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Never Forget

It was the first week of my sophomore year of college, and I was sleeping.  My friend banged on my door, yelling for me to wake up.  We watched the TV in the common room, standing, in our pajamas, as the second plane hit.  My mom had to remind me last year that I volunteered for the Red Cross doing data entry in the days and weeks that followed, endless spreadsheets of names and identifying details.  You have a story too, we all do - share it in the comments if you feel so moved - and this inside story from that day is an amazing read in many senses of the word.

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For Cristian Siriano, Inclusivity Isn't a Buzzword - It's a Lifeline

I've always loved Christian Siriano's ethereal red carpet looks, but this peek into the business behind the beauty brings me right back down to earth.  The incentives in fashion are contradictory and confusing, and Siriano is approaching the business in a refreshingly realistic way.

 

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The White Circus Returns to the U.S.

I couldn't be more thrilled that the World Cup circuit is returning to my home area after decades.  My inner 12 year old still wishes I had taken up ski racing!

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President Barack Obama Says "This is What A Feminist Looks Like"

This article was everywhere a couple weeks ago, but if you haven't read it yet, please click and read.  This is the boldest, simplest, most poignant explanation I've read for why men should be feminists.  And, I should note, why all of us should support intersectional feminism.