THIS WEEK IN WRITING
Over on Native Appropriations, Adrienne writes an open letter to J.K. Rowling, asking her to reconsider the idea that Hogwarts America's magic blends "Indigenous magic" into the mix.
When managing your time for writing, get rid of the guilt, says author Mindy McGinnis.
A brief, but powerful, reminder by Beth Kephart to "be who you are."
Juan Felipe Herrera was announced as the new U.S. Poet Laureate.
Asking if social rejection is the key to creativity. I...hope not, honestly.
THIS WEEK IN READING
Grab a tissue and a blanket for your heart, then read this essay on how Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes was a very lonely child.
Joyce Carol Oates is concerned about the illegal poaching of dinosaurs. Obviously, she was joking. Wait, someone thought she was serious?
Everyone loves a Myers-Brigg link! (INFJs FTW!). Flavorwire has put together a classic reading guide based on your personality type.
Author Jamie Moore has book recs that give voice to black youth.
THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING
Cassie Clare and Maggie Stiefvater discuss the dark side of fandoms.
The fab graphic novel NIMONA is on its way to becoming an animated film!
THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF
Sexy lab coats and massive plastic goggles unite! Tool of a tool (and Nobel winner) Tim Hunt said women shouldn't be in science because they're pretty and they cry, basically, so these lady scientists posted selfies that proved just how #distractinglysexy they are.
"Throughout my teens, my lack of beauty was rubbed in by friends who complimented me on my pretty face with a gentle reminder that I really should lose weight..." Deconstructing the Beauty Myth on RookieMag.
Harry Styles + book jackets.
THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM
Reasons to study abroad in Japan.
Have a super weekend!
~ Kristin <3