Content from around the world that deserves a repost.
Each with the goal to inspire, engage, and connect.
"There’s little doubt that (Bukaya Saka) is destined to reach the pinnacle of the sport, and inspire a few people along the way. “I just want young people to realize that I was like them one day—with a dream,” says Saka. “There were some tough days, there were some good days, but you have to just keep going, keep dreaming, and keep believing.”"
"In his newest bestseller, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture—co-written with his playwright son, Daniel—Maté sets out to show how unhealthy the West’s medical system, and even its pop-cultural pursuits, really are. Canadians have spent the past two years trying to get back to a pre-pandemic normal, a state that many believe to be not only possible, but worth returning to. Maté insists they’re wrong. "
"Like a Bird was the only way I could process what was happening to me, and what I had experienced, through the violence my mother had seen. I was understanding my abuser’s abuse. Learning more about my mother made me want to learn more about the cyclicality of trauma, and what happens when you become the first person in your family to want to break it."
Photo: Romello Williams
Photo: Noelle Australia
"When Abdulkader Fattouh was a teenager in Aleppo, Syria, he set his sights on an ambitious dream: to become a "nez" (a master perfumer)…But it wasn't long before the regime of Bashar al-Assad orchestrated a brutal campaign of repression to extinguish this flame. The Syrian civil war did more than end hopes for democracy: the individual hopes of an entire generation lay amongst the rubble of bombed-out cities."
"Somewhere along the way, though, the thing that was supposed to help us heal ourselves became yet another obligation. And the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic only exacerbated what was already happening—the slow, immensely lucrative poisoning of something supposed to be a cure."