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Five Star's 294th Great Blog Roundup Is Brought to You By Patricia Hill Collins

Five Star's 294th Great Blog Roundup Is Brought to You By Patricia Hill Collins

This week's Five Star roundup is brought to you by the truth about depression, a most terrifying twist on a familiar story, the importance of investing in oneself, a last straw, recognizing how multi-faceted we really all are, and Patricia Hill Collins:

by Valter Campanato/Agência Brasil [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

by Valter Campanato/Agência Brasil [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

I have always had to help create the conditions that made my own work possible.
— Patricia Hill Collins, Toward Social Justice: Sharpening Intersectionality’s Critical Edge

Happy Tuesday, and happy reading!


"Depression: Cut the Preposition" by Mathias Maul at The Content Shrinks:

Depression is not about something. Cut the preposition. This’ll help you understand and empathize with the folks struck with this illness.

"Children’s Stories Made Horrific: The Little Prince" by Mallory Ortberg at The Toast:

Draw me something that will eat a sheep, he said suddenly. I want you to draw me something that can eat anything.
I drew him my hunger and my thirst. It had long teeth, and a long throat.

"You Get What You Pay For and Other Life Lessons of Rarely Putting Yourself First" by Amanda Magee at Amanda Magee:

Every time I buy something that doesn’t make our lives easier or make one of us experience a lasting sense of pleasure or contentment, I’m really wasting and socking away fuel for future resentment.

"Just Write (147)" by Heather King at The Extraordinary Ordinary:

So there I sat with my minivan backed up tight against a birch tree, no back window and a new dent. My neck hurt. I cried. I just started to cry right away because it was time and this was the straw. No more waiting to schedule the nervous breakdown, no more putting off the feelings.

"Find Your Tribes" by Neil Kramer at Citizen of the Month:

Telling others to "find your tribe" — as if we each have only one tribe that becomes our identity — is bad advice. It is simplistic. It breeds isolation and zealotry. It's better to say, "Find Your TRIBES (in the plural)."

Please come back and share good writing with us over the coming week to be featured on the next Five StarSubmit it by Tuesday at midnight CST to nominate it for inclusion in the next roundup.

And because you are a fan of finding good, new writing on the internet:

Me on Medium: I Quit Liking Things On Facebook for Two Weeks. Here’s How It Changed My View of Humanity.

Me on Medium: I Quit Liking Things On Facebook for Two Weeks. Here’s How It Changed My View of Humanity.

Grace in Small Things No. 538

Grace in Small Things No. 538