Diversity Filter
  1. An Honest Living

    Steve Salaita spent 21 years in academia, a committed and passionate professor. Then he got fired. Now he drives a school bus, “one of the few institutions in the United States that protects the powerless from the depredations of commerce. “

    Academia
  2. What We Want to Do Is Have a Table Where Everybody Is Invited

    Hajj Flemings, founder of Rebrand Cities, aims to get thousands of small businesses online. Here, he shares insights he’s collected while talking to business owners across the U.S.

    Business
  3. If You Want Change to Happen, You Have to Do It Yourself

    From Gillian Whitcombe at The Sewcialists: “Sewing is amazing because it’s really creative and really logical at the same time. It’s not like, ‘Why don’t I fit into this size?’ You know your body inside and out; it’s really empowering that way.”

    Crafts
  4. I’ve Always Seen Myself as a Bridge, Connecting People, Knowledge, and Ideas

    Faisal Saeed Al Mutar of Ideas Beyond Borders on making more resources available in Arabic: “I had this belief about the importance of removing barriers. . . . The motto of our translation project is ‘making the inaccessible accessible.’”

    Culture
  5. I Want to Make Sure It Stays What It Is: A Kind, Safe Space

    “It’s very intimidating, and it’s predominantly men in the business, even though you’re starting to see a lot more women in breweries.” Kate Christensen couldn’t find an online space to connect with other women who like craft beer — so she created one: Beer&Body Craft Beer Girls.

    Business
  6. We Have this Really Powerful Tool to Effect Change

    “But it became crystal-clear that queer youth needed to see what their futures could look like. They needed to see that there was light at the end of the tunnel…” Brett M. Peters from the It Gets Better Project talks about the power of uplifting storytelling.

    Diversity
  7. We Knew that We Could Start from the Bottom and Build It Up

    “One early challenge we had is us being young black women: I feel like a lot of people didn’t take us as seriously as they should have.” Melissa Roche talks about her NYC hair salon, NappStar — a business she runs with her sister Annette.

    Business
  8. Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2019

    Start planning your 2019 reading schedule with Literary Hub’s exhaustive list of exciting future releases — including numerous titles by women writers and writers of color.

    Authors
  9. A Year of Great Writing: The Most-Read Editors’ Picks of 2018

    From mental health to writing, these are the posts that have resonated the most with Discover readers.

    Diversity
  10. Why I Can’t Write a Good Personal Essay

    At Tenure, She Wrote, a grad student explains her decision no longer to write narratives of inspiration and gumption: “A little smarts and hard work and luck can’t make my chronically ill body ‘productive.’”

    Academia
  11. Golden Girls Fashion Corner

    From purses to wallpaper, the fashion and design choices in iconic ’80s (and early-’90s) show The Golden Girls get the love and respect they deserve on Claire’s blog.

    Culture
  12. Three Stories to Read this LGBT History Month

    From The Golden Girls to 17th-century London, these stories explore the rich layers of queer history.

    Commentary
    Berlin's memorial to the first gay emancipation movement. Image by Alorin via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)
  13. VRV Blog

    Anime, sci-fi, horror, comedy: over at the VRV Blog, you’ll find thought-provoking articles on contemporary pop culture and the communities that engage with it.

    Comics
  14. Streets Dept

    Since 2011, photographer Conrad Benner has been celebrating Philadelphia’s thriving street-art scenes at Streets Dept, where he documents the city’s visual pulse one mural at a time.

    Art
  15. How Shivya Nath Turned Her Travel Blog into a Book

    The Shooting Star blogger talks about nomadic life, building a readership that cares, and avoiding the pitfalls of overtourism.

    Authors
    Images courtesy of Shivya Nath