A real life adventurer and go-getter, Phoebe Snetsinger traveled the world in search of rare birds. She listed over 8,000 species, worked through injuries, and lived for 18 years following a terminal cancer diagnosis. Google honored her with a doodle yesterday.
Poet Gabrielle Smith performed “Flash,” a poem about losing a friend to a shooting, at the national College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. It gave me chills. —Zaria Ware
Melissa Harris-Perry wrote about the difference between failing and thinking of yourself as a failure. “I try not to deny my failures. I try to acknowledge them, but also to hold them at a bit of a distance, because I know what happens when you bring them in too close.” —Tari Ngangura ♦