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#327: My Penis, Myself

The Highlighter
Happy Thursday, loyal readers. Thank you very much for opening today’s issue of The Highlighter. I’m a big fan of all four of this week’s articles. Although they focus on a range of topics (phalloplasty, anti-Asian violence, voter suppression, gentrification), the pieces all explore a common theme: the power of people authentically living their full identities in the face of a society that wants to marginalize them. You’ll meet Gabriel Mac, Marian Chia-Ming Liu, Crystal Mason, and Lucía Obregón Matzer, each of whom, I think, will bring you connection and expand your empathy.
+ Don’t have enough time to read all four? Hit reply and I’ll recommend the one article that I think you’ll appreciate the most.
+ This month at Article Club (one of my three reading-related hobbies!), we’re reading and discussing “Good Mother: Custody and Care in the Shadow of Colonization,” by Sierra Crane Murdoch, a Pulitzer Prize finalist. It was one of my favorite articles last year. Article Club is a thoughtful reading community made up of kind people from across the country who love to discuss great longform nonfiction on race, education, and culture. We’d love to have you. Here’s more information about this month’s discussion on Sunday, January 30. Let me know if you have any questions.

I Didn’t Need A Penis To Be A Man. But I Needed One To Be Me
The Power Of Reclaiming My Asian Name
Twila, who belongs to loyal reader Mindy, is a very good jumper and especially likes rocketing into your lap while you’re reading or dozing off. She also loves going on road trips all around Central Oregon, enjoying the sights and smells, along with her adoring humans. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
Twila, who belongs to loyal reader Mindy, is a very good jumper and especially likes rocketing into your lap while you’re reading or dozing off. She also loves going on road trips all around Central Oregon, enjoying the sights and smells, along with her adoring humans. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
When The Myth Of Voter Fraud Comes For You
The Gentrification Of Consciousness
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