Cheri Lucas Rowlands
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  1. Global Climate Strike

    “Our house is on fire — let’s act like it.” From September 20-27, millions of people around the world will take to the streets and stand up to the fossil fuel industry. Read more about the strike and how to find an event near you.

    Commentary
  2. It’s Not You, It’s Me: A Breakup Reading List

    Experiencing heartache? At Longreads, Jacqueline Alnes compiles a reading list of essays that have allowed her to grieve.

    Essay
  3. Fifty Years of Mentoring

    “These days, there are two main populations I end up mentoring: CEOs, and kids. At some level, they’re totally different. But at some level, they’re surprisingly similar.” On his personal blog, Stephen Wolfram reflects on his role as a mentor to people of all ages.

    Academia
  4. Crafty Chica

    Mexican-American artist and writer Kathy Cano-Murillo shares posts on Latino-inspired crafts, recipes, pop culture, travel, entertainment, shopping, books, entrepreneurship, and more.

    Crafts
  5. Deafinitely Wanderlust

    Stacey Valle is a Deaf Latina storyteller and traveler. On her blog, Deafinitely Wanderlust, she shares her experiences as a Deaf traveler, as well as thoughts on Deaf awareness, well-being, cultural and racial identities, feminism, and more.

    Exploration
  6. Project Semicolon

    Project Semicolon is a nonprofit and online resource dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Browse stories and information on mental illness, loss and grief, and topics especially for teens, like bullying.

    Education
  7. Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American journalist and author of the bestselling books The Beautiful StruggleWe Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. He is also the author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America.

    Authors
    Photo by Gregory Halpern via ta-nehisicoates.com
  8. The Literary Edit

    Attention all bibliophiles and literary travelers! The Literary Edit is Lucy Pearson’s stylish blog focused on books, independent bookstores and literary festivals around the world, and literary city guides.

    Books
  9. Orangutan Foundation International

    The Orangutan Foundation International, a WordPress website with an online shop powered by WooCommerce, is a nonprofit focused on the conservation and research of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat.

    Animals
  10. Raising Mothers

    Literary magazine Raising Mothers was created “by and for femme identifying and NBPOC writers who parent” and is different from other publications, as it focuses on raising mothers, particularly those of color.

    Diversity
  11. Goats of Anarchy

    Goats of Anarchy is an animal sanctuary in New Jersey dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of goats with special needs. GOA focuses on inclusion, animal rights, and veganism.

    Animals
  12. Truthout

    Truthout is a nonprofit dedicated to independent news and commentary that reveals “systemic injustice while providing a platform for transformative ideas, investigative reporting, and progressive analysis.”

    Commentary
  13. Travel Massive Blog

    The Travel Massive blog publishes stories from its global community of travel industry leaders and creators. Learn about their events, chapters, and members who are shaping the future of travel.

    Business
    Image via Travel Massive
  14. REI Co-op Journal

    REI’s Co-op Journal focuses on life outdoors: inspiring people, issues impacting our community, skills and gear you need for your next trek, and places to explore. You’ll find longform features and stories for those seeking a lifetime of adventure.

    Environment
  15. Saturday Afternoon Thoughts on the Apocalypse

    “It’s been said that no species can fully imagine its own extinction. Our inability to imagine ours may ultimately be the source of our undoing.” Kelly Hayes, the writer at Transformative Spaces, reflects on ecological collapse and the future of humanity and our world.

    Commentary
    Photo by Kelly Hayes