Weekend Reading

As I have more time to read and write now that graduate school has ended, I thought I might take some time each week to collect pieces I am reading from scholars, writers, and activists I admire to shift the focus away from my own thoughts and onto the work of people wiser than I.

Here are a few things that I will be reading and contemplating this weekend, that I hope you might find resonant, too:

A more detailed explanation of the crisis in Sudan, follow Amnesty International for updates and ways to get involved.

In honor of Pride month, a breathtaking piece, “Love Is The Great Endeavour,” by Pádraig Ó Tuama: “The test of love is not the stated intention, but the actual effect.”

A beautiful essay in the Porch Magazine by Elisabeth Ivey on pause and the benefits of walking a winding way.

And for fun, Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book City of Girls – a delightful novel on independence and female self-determination set in New York City in the 1940s.