Yay, it’s Friday! Get ready for the weekend with this round of Daily Links…
I love this The New York Times Magazine piece by Jia Tolentino about the word “empowerment,” its monetization, the process of trying to accumulate it, its nonexistence, and how privilege is often the underlying issue.
Enjoy perusing and syncopating, as Amy Rose Spiegel might say, to Radiooooo, a website that lets you travel through the world’s music, across eras, from the comfort of your computer screen. It’s a music time machine!
Speaking of music…Researchers have *finally* attested to the fact that we humans (especially music luvrs and concert-goers) have long ago found true: LIVE MUSIC REDUCES STRESS. —Kiana Flores
Kristen West Savali goes in at The Root and dissects why Erykah Badu’s recent comments on the length of skirts for high school girls (ahem, she thinks girls should cover up to avoid harassment) are detrimental.
This beautiful piece by Gabor Maté suggests how we might move toward a more inclusive society that is cognizant of its brutal colonialist past and heal. —Fariha Róisín ♦