RIP Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt died earlier this week. She was one of the greatest coaches in the history of college basketball, and maybe sports in general, but when you hear people talk about her they rarely bring up the coaching aspects. They tend to bring up the personal side, the barriers she broke through, and the doors she opened for others. One thing I didn’t know until the recent news coverage is that every player she coached at Tennessee that completed their eligibility graduated, which may be the most impressive stat of all.

“It’s harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb, Continue to seek new goals.” – Pat Summitt

The Beauty of Being a Misfit by Lidia Yuknavitch

Lidia Yuknavitch presented The Beauty of Being a Misfit as a TED Talk, reminding us every path is different and filled with obstacles, internal and external.

Live Streaming

As with most new things, the potential for something to go terribly wrong exists. This time with Facebook’s live streaming. Earlier this month a man was shot and killed while streaming. It’s wasn’t the first time a death was broadcasted, with the Virginia newscasters being the first to come to mind, but it was the first I’m aware of being on a platform with as much reach as Facebook.

Engadget published Facebook Live Death Highlights the Risks of Livestreaming, with a quick perspective surrounding this.

How Free is Our Freedom of the Press? by Trevor Timm

Trevor Timm presented How Free is Our Freedom of the Press? as a TED Talk, reminding us exercising our freedoms may have consequences.

The Laws That Sex Workers Really Want by Toni Mac

Toni Mac presented The Laws That Sex Workers Really Want as a TED Talk, addressing the unintended consequences of some laws.

Unconscious Intoxicated Woman

Buzzfeed published Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker. It’s tough to read and unimaginable to think about reading this in front of your attacker.

I was not only told that I was assaulted, I was told that because I couldn’t remember, I technically could not prove it was unwanted. And that distorted me, damaged me, almost broke me. It is the saddest type of confusion to be told I was assaulted and nearly raped, blatantly out in the open, but we don’t know if it counts as assault yet. I had to fight for an entire year to make it clear that there was something wrong with this situation.

Can You Really Tell if a Kid is Lying? by Kang Lee

Kang Lee presented Can You Really Tell if a Kid is Lying? as a TED Talk, letting me know lying is a sign of intellectual development.