Identity / Editors’ Picks Filter
  1. Gender Is Over

    “You need to learn to accept it, because you aren’t going to be able to change it. And, if you try to change it, you’re just making your child upset. You’re probably making yourself upset, too. And, your child might grow up to not love themselves. Everyone should love themselves.”

    Diversity
  2. Your Work Is Influenced by the Story You Tell Yourself

    “While there are environmental forces—such as leadership and workplace culture—that influence what we believe about ourselves, ultimately we are the stewards of our own stories.” On his personal blog, content strategist Paul Jun muses on the stories we tell ourselves about the work we do.

    Essay
  3. Agbowó

    Based in Ibadan, Nigeria, Agbowó defines itself as an “afrocentric literary and arts community,” publishing original essays, fiction, poetry, and visual work.

    Art
    Photo by Michael Sean Gallagher (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  4. Why I Needed Parasite

    J.S. Park on Academy Award-winning film Parasite: “But more than that, a good story, like the one in Parasite, makes us more human. Hearing more stories makes us better, more whole, more gracious. We need diverse stories, and good ones.”

    Diversity
  5. My Persian Corner

    Born to Iranian parents in Alabama, Pontia lived in Madrid, Bologna, Berlin, and Santiago before settling in Tehran. On My Persian Corner, she shares “experiences, knowledge, and insight into a misunderstood country… to dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about Iran and its people and culture.”

    Culture
  6. The English Language Is, and Was, Profoundly Multicultural

    At The Public Medievalist, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne dives deep into the diverse roots of the English language, which “has always been enriched by contact with other languages.”

    Commentary
  7. ArabLit

    The blog Arabic Literature is managed and curated by M. Lynx Qualey. She also oversees ArabLit Quarterly, a magazine published four times a year, and co-hosts BULAQ, a book-centric podcast. Together, these projects focus on Arabic literature, art, news, and much more.

    Academia
  8. The Not-So-Slow Leak

    “Some are tired. All are broke. Some are gay or trans and suffer for it. All have professional ambitions beyond what they can achieve on a blockaded island.” At Here is Havana, Conner Gorry reflects on emigration, loss, and Cuba.

    Exploration
    Photo by Bibhash Banerjee
  9. How to Know if You Have Turned Old

    “The old have seized the right to feel sure of themselves, content with their life, and at peace with the fact that they just listened to an entire audiobook on shuffle and were no more confused than if they had listened to the chapters in order.”

    Humor
  10. Intifooda: Rediscovering Palestinian Cuisine

    Saveur Blog Award finalist Intifooda is a recipe blog by two friends — Rasha S and Rasha K — dedicated to archiving and preserving traditional Palestinian cuisine.

    Cooking
  11. Hijabi Librarians

    This group of librarians works to give voice to Muslim literature and books with Muslim protagonists: “We aim to recognize, celebrate and honor the books and authors that get it right.” As the site’s authors cleverly say, “We’ve got it covered.”

    Books
  12. The Wellness Almanac

    The Wellness Almanac is a community almanac from Pemberton, Lil’wat, Area C and N’Quatqua in Canada. The site is a project of the Winds of Change Steering Committee to help promote healthy relationships and respect between the First Nations and farming communities that reside in these areas.

    Health
  13. Essence

    Essence.com is where “Black girl magic comes alive.” Read entertainment, beauty, and lifestyle news for and about Black women and centered around African American culture.

    Culture
  14. Riding Up Front

    Riding Up Front shares everyday stories from drivers and passengers of Uber, Lyft, and taxi rides to raise awareness of immigrant rights in the U.S. Stories are illustrated by artists all over the world.

    Art
  15. How to Write Your About Page

    “The key is to avoid thinking of your About page as something that’s set in stone. Look at it like a canvas where every brushstroke adds a new layer of texture and color, adding richness to your story.” This Own Your Content toolkit provides tips and resources for crafting your About page.

    Identity