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547 2020-06-24 What racism really is (hint: it’s not your attitude or belief)
Our obsession with racist attitudes can obscure the fact that racism is a system, devised to justify slavery, with a hierarchy that still defines the value of our lives today – that’s why you can be racist without being a racist.
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525 2020-06-12 An invitation for your imagination
Anything can be real. We just have to imagine it, then translate our imagination into a reality we can all maintain — and join in maintaining. Are you willing to join?  
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511 2020-06-05 These fires are 400 years old
The world is on fire. What’s a few buildings then, if that’s what will make you see?
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513 2020-06-05 Sapiens: groundbreakingly original in the history it tells, predictably disappointing in the history it leaves out
I read Yuval Noah Harari’s self-described history of humanity to see if it had a place for someone like me. But although Harari’s bestseller promises a satellite view of human history, it has some very traditional blindspots.
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489 2020-05-29 Quiet pride
People don’t have to be public or loud to love themselves. They just have to love themselves.
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482 2020-05-22 Who are you?
If you find this question hard, try describing yourself without mentioning your previous work experience.
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481 2020-05-21 A brief investigation of a certain history of humankind
Join my book club and dig deep into Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari to uncover all kinds of humans.
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462 2020-05-13 People like me don’t miss the outside. Here’s why
I miss being able to do what I want. I don’t miss the constant casual sexism, homophobia, or street harassment. And I don’t miss being in a city that excludes the majority and rewards a rich minority. But a different kind of city is possible – a city designed around community and solidarity.
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450 2020-05-08 Parenting in a pandemic
Empathy makes every human relationship easier, including the one known as parenting.
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401 2020-04-10 Why not create something for its own sake?
Creating something for its own sake is a gift that we do not often feel we have. Embrace it.
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387 2020-04-03 The truth is rarely original
As more of us get a glimpse of dystopia, let’s remember those for whom every day has been a crisis.
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382 2020-03-31 Buchi Emecheta shows us you can never be alone when you belong to a community
What is it like to live completely alone surrounded by millions of people? Now more than ever, Buchi Emecheta’s stellar novel The Joys of Motherhood is essential reading.   
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378 2020-03-27 Why social distancing won’t work for us
Keep a distance from each other. Work from home. Or rely on a social safety net. The measures against the coronavirus pandemic are made by and for those parts of the world that can afford to retreat in individualism. But for millions of people in cities like Lagos, Nigeria, there’s no such thing as socially distancing yourself.
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375 2020-03-27 A chance to build a new normal
Sudden upheaval makes us question what we used to know. As we struggle and adjust, we have an opportunity to create a new, better normal.
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360 2020-03-20 LOL. And mean it.
Things are strange, but the laughter hasn’t left us. That’s how I know we’re going to be ok.
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351 2020-03-17 Callout: read along with our bookclub, The Other Shelf
I’ll be continuing my investigation into the vastness of human complexity with The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta. I’d like you to read along and point me to other essential reading.
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332 2020-03-13 Who makes the rules that shape your life?
There is so much power in examining the script of your life and asking yourself: is this working for me?
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333 2020-03-06 Women’s month, women’s year, women’s lives
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316 2020-02-28 If we value life so much, why do we care so little about the people who carry it?
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294 2020-02-14 Forget romantic love. Let’s celebrate (and practise) a different kind of love instead
You know the story: a dashing man meets a damsel in distress, and they live happily ever after in wedded bliss. But real love is so much more than a fantasy. Love is embracing curiosity and caring for ourselves. It’s working for the collective good and self-respect. And yes, when done properly, love can change the world.
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