It’s 9:10 am
, and you know what that means: The Highlighter
#102 is here! Today’s issue is robust and chock full of goodies: 4 articles, 2 photos, 1 photo essay, 1 podcast episode, 1 giveaway, and 1 exciting update on the new podcast. Let’s dig in!
The first two pieces this week are about young people doing the opposite of what’s expected of them. In “Las Matadoras,” female bullfighters find they’re gaining popularity at the same time they’re facing longstanding exclusion. In “The Teenage Whaler’s Tale,” a boy from Alaska kills a bowhead whale, bringing him fame in his village and scorn everywhere else.
Be sure to check out the second pair of articles, too. They focus on Latinx youth fighting for a high-quality, inclusive education. “Youth From Every Corner” tells the story of a swanky private school that prides itself on diversity but doesn’t meet its promises. “Arizona Banned Mexican American Studies” tells the story of a conservative state that destroyed a popular elective program and how students are now in court, fighting back.
Today’s issue ends
with a scintillating podcast interview between Reveal host Al Letson (#67
) and Roger Stone — who live in the same country, worlds apart — and with an excellent piece by a writer from Florida who brings the eccentric state to life. Please enjoy today’s issue and let me know what you think!