Friday Favorites

I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do.

  • “Quiet the noise around you; soften its pitch. Our deepest stories are our best teachers. Let the weapons of the weak — the poison, the nagging, the gossip — burn themselves to ash; cast them to the wind. Take back the permission to succeed; make it yours.” Do you give yourself permission to succeed? Elissa Altman’s piece, On Writing and the Permission to Succeed, resonated with me on a guttural level.
  • “In my school, where even white girls with brown hair seemed to envy the blondes, I didn’t just feel invisible; I felt like a mistake.” So much wisdom from Nicole Chung in “What I Learned From Kristi Yamaguchi.”

What were your favorite reads this week?