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Link Roundup: This Week’s Must-Reads…Joni Mitchell Realness + More

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When Taking Anxiety Medication Is a Revolutionary Act

Tracy Clayton’s soul-baring account of how she overcame the stigma of psych meds to treat her debilitating anxiety is a BuzzFeed gem.


Stop Telling Women to Smile: Surviving Street Harassment in Mexico City

Ok, this isn’t so much reading as it is watching, but at Fusion, Anna Holmes takes interactive media to an important new level on this collaboration with anti-street harassment artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.


Joni Mitchell, Unyielding

If you’re a Joni Mitchell fan, as we are, you may find yourself occasionally cringing while reading Carl Swanson’s riveting New York profile of the artist, as she reveals she is as crazy as she is brilliant.


History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names

This New York Times piece about the Equal Justice Initiatives report of forgotten Black lives and the terror they endured will leave you speechless.  


How Drunk Is Too Drunk to Have Sex? 

Amanda Hess does some A+ reporting for Slate, examining how universities are struggling with how to differentiate between consensual sex and assault when booze is involved.


Chapel Hill Shooting: My Best Friend Was Killed and I Don’t Know Why

This heartbroken account from murdered Muslim Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha’s best friend on Fusion includes a foreboding encounter with the neighbor that ended the Chapel Hill student’s life.


I’m Brianna Wu, and I’m Risking My Life Standing Up to Gamergate

Wu’s first-person telling of her terrifying encounters with Gamergate, will make you appreciate her courage and sacrifices even more, whether or not you play video games. 


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