A random collection of articles, blog posts, books, and other things I think are worth sharing.

The Sunday Long Read: The Girl Who Chased Frogs (this was written by a 29-year-old journalist who was killed while reporting in Derry, Northern Ireland, in April.)

Medium: Seeing the Invisible: How to Unleash Potential in the Neurodiverse

“How many people are getting lost in a system where they’re seen as unteachable or unemployable? How many children don’t have a moment like mine and get left behind?”

Vice: Volunteering is the Best Kept Secret for Mental Health

“Studies have found that helping others has tangible benefits, both mental and physical, from lowering your blood pressure to reducing feelings of depression. And research hasn’t found any significant difference in the types of volunteering—any kind of helpful act can create benefits.

New York Times: Let’s Hear it for the Average Child

“Life is not a contest, and the world is not an arena. Just by being here, unique among all others, offering contributions that no one else can give, you have already won the one prize that matters most.”