Blindness transformed my social world, and I changed with it
One of the biggest challenges in becoming blind late in life has been overcoming sighted people’s negative assumptions
by Jeffry Ricker
Cultural differences are far more nuanced than East vs West
It’s simply not the case that ‘Eastern’ cultures are relationally-minded, while ‘Western’ societies are individualistic
by Matt Huston
Stories and literature
How to nurture a personal library
An escape, a sanctuary, a place of pleasure, a memoir. Take these steps to ensure your library is just what you want it to be
by Freya Howarth
Each love story is its own small universe. This is Essence and Jihaari’s
Directed by Barry Jenkins
Race and ethnicity
If racial identity can be fluid, who changes their race?
Understanding how individuals change their self-described race helps us decode racial dynamics in the US and beyond
by Alexander Agadjanian
Stigma and taboo
It’s a fraught choice: come out, or conceal yourself?
For those who face the threat of prejudice, the possibility of concealing their identity means weighing up conflicting goals
by Joel Le Forestier
Hawaii, reflected in intricate and dignified slow photography
Directed by Jake Viramontez
How a feeling that you belong could protect your mental health
Research on young adults at a time of social transition highlights the significance of feeling that you belong to a group
by Janine M Dutcher & Amber Quinn
What does it take for someone to become a ‘different person’?
What does it really mean when you say of an individual that they are so transformed as to be a ‘different person’?
by John Schwenkler
Laughter and comedy
An Orthodox Jew struggles to balance his two callings – religion and comedy
Directed by Jonathan Miller