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.

  • I’ve always adored Roxane Gay’s work and her piece, “Alton Sterling and When Black Lives Stop Mattering” is an important and insightful essay. A brief excerpt: “It’s overwhelming to see what we are up against, to live in a world where too many people have their fingers on the triggers of guns aimed directly at black people. I don’t know what to do anymore. I don’t know how to allow myself to feel grief and outrage while also thinking about change.”
  • Melissa Ludtke shares her perspective on friendship in “Robbed of a Next Time:Lessons Learned From Loss.”  She says, “Now as I lose friends more holes open up, ones I know I’ll never fill. What cemented those friendships can never be built. New ones form but they lack hardened memory.”

What were your favorite reads this week?