Michelle Weber
Chief Semicolon Advocate at WordPress.com. Professional writer, editor, napper, and dog-snorgler. Knows you are, but what is she?
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  1. Faces of Auschwitz

    A collaboration between the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, digital colorist Marina Amaral, and a team of academics, journalists and volunteers, “Faces of Auschwitz” honors the lives of Auschwitz-Birkenau prisoners by colorizing their registration photos and sharing their individual stories.

    History
  2. Comics
  3. “The ability to disconnect from your identity to engage with an oppressor is a privilege. The ability to disconnect from your emotions and values to engage with someone else’s hate is a privilege.”

    Academia
  4. The desert island.

    “…I think about all the photos of fat ladies with bodies like mine that have been used as objects of ridicule on funny cards and websites, because they dared do something as transgressive as wear a bathing suit at the beach, as though they were human or something.”

    Culture
    Illustration by Hana Jang (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
  5. You should vote because hardly anyone else does, so your opinion is going to mean that much more. But mostly you should vote because this is your home and who you are, and you should take ownership of that. That’s what you do when you turn eighteen.

    Education
  6. Music
  7. Animals
  8. All The Way YA

    Seeking support, feedback, ideas, and tips for writing and publishing young adult books? Look no further than the community at All The Way YA, started by Jessica Kelley, an accountant by day and writer by night.

    Books
  9. Londnr

    Live in London, or just love it? Read Londnr for insightful essays, intriguing histories, and art and culture deep dives, all centered on England’s capital city.

    Art
  10. Red Canoe Reader

    Looking for a great book for your little one? One of retired librarian Susan’s great joys is connecting kids with the perfect book.

    Books
    Photo by ermcoll via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
  11. On the Circle of Privilege

    This is what privilege looks like: “Because of that small step up, everything else was given to us. The guarantee of rest, of proper food, of an exuberance of attention that continues at the hotel we are staying at. We were given more because we had more to begin with.”

    Education
    Photo by Kapil Bhatia via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  12. Strange Behaviors

    Science writer Richard Conniff has collected tarantulas in the Amazon, tracked leopards in the Namibian desert, and trekked through the Himalayas of Bhutan in pursuit of tigers.  

    Animals
  13. How Fatphobia Impacted My Gender Identity

    The discrimination and shame that often accompanies being fat can impede medical care, relationships, work — and your understanding of your own gender identity.

    Gender
  14. “Did you know that nearly 9,000 people fell to the ground together in 2007 to make snow angels in North Dakota? Did you know that I’ve started a collection of door knockers to hang by our staircase? Did you know that some tarantulas are cobalt blue? WE ALL HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN.”

    Personal Musings
  15. Let’s go to a meeting

    M. Kelter at Invisible Strings on work, coping, and autism: “The words people say slowly turn into a staccato exchange, a call and answer that makes me think of birds. I listen along and pitch in verbal pauses and silences that hopefully convey a subtle attentiveness.”

    Autism
    Image by © Corbis via Flickr