11 First Person Essays for Your Weekend Reading List

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    "I’m a black activist. Here’s what people get wrong about Black Lives Matter."
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    "9 things I wish people understood about anxiety"
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    "Confessions of a Congressman"
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    "I live in Iran. Here’s how sanctions have shaped my life."
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    "I used to lead tours at a plantation. You won’t believe the questions I got about slavery"
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    "The internet is full of men who hate feminism. Here’s what they’re like in person."
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    "I spent 2 years cleaning houses. What I saw makes me never want to be rich."
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    "7 ways living in Switzerland ruined me for America and its lousy work culture"
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    "How Medicaid forces families like mine to stay poor"
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    "I had a miscarriage, and it forced me to rethink everything I believed about abortion"
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    "I’m Latino. I’m Hispanic. And they’re different, so I drew a comic to explain."