It’s Friday!

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It’s Friday! Here are some things I read or enjoyed this week…

Did you see this? Human embryos were just edited for first time in the US using CRISPR — the scientists were able to correct disease-causing genes. (This is huge.)

@BlackGirlNerds askedwhen was the first time you saw yourself represented in the media? The entire thread is a great read. (Also, if you’re interested, here’s what I said).

Leandra Medine shared a few years ago (I just read it) why she doesn’t wear makeup

“I am comfortable with how I look. I don’t hate what I see when I look in the mirror. Even if legions of others don’t agree. I have accepted the reflection that reliably bounces back at me for its perks and its flaws.”

Coldplay performed this beautiful Linkin Park cover here, and here’s a Dutch cathedral tribute to Chester Bennington.

If you’re an academic, I shared how to apply to, prepare for, and attend your first academic conference.

American and British English obviously sound different. But did you know that pre-American-revolution British-English sounded more like what we now hear as modern American-English than like modern British-English?! Here’s a post that explains why.

Also, Sarah Wilson shared her favorite longreads here (not a new post, but relevant in case you need some reading this weekend).

I just started following @banks_of_the_waba on Instagram — how pretty is this view?

Do you listen to BANKS? I have this song on repeat.

Also, this link won’t be active until tomorrow but here‘s the first #ISAASEinspired profile from ISAASE’s Diversity and Representation Initiative. This profile is an interview with the founder of Crossover Basketball & Scholars Academy in India. (Here’s more about the project here).

It’s Friday! We made it. What are you reading this weekend?

P.S. – What music makes you cry?