5 Years’ Worth Of Photos Show How Testosterone Affected One Person’s Life

Access to medical care played a big part in Skylar becoming the person he is today, but that wasn’t all. Check out his story and walk five years of miles in his shoes. It’s definitely a perspective we don’t see often enough.

An original by Skylar Kergil. He’s a trans activist, an artist, and even a musician (he composed the sweet tune you hear in the background). If you want to know more about this pretty gosh darn brave and talented individual, check out his Facebook and Twitter.

5 Years’ Worth Of Photos Show How Testosterone Affected One Person’s Life

Access to medical care played a big part in Skylar becoming the person he is today, but that wasn’t all. Check out his story and walk five years of miles in his shoes. It’s definitely a perspective we don’t see often enough.

An original by Skylar Kergil. He’s a trans activist, an artist, and even a musician (he composed the sweet tune you hear in the background). If you want to know more about this pretty gosh darn brave and talented individual, check out his Facebook and Twitter.

3 Out Of 4 White Americans Don’t Even Have One Of These

Friendship is magic. And the lack of diverse friendships in the U.S. is … whatever the opposite of magic is. Now, I’m not saying it’s entirely you-the-individual’s responsibility to make all the diverse friends you can. (Though — is that the worst thing?) This radio piece isn’t saying that either.

What I am saying is press “Play” and just *try* to not have your mind opened up juuuust a crack.

2:00 — Ferguson card played. And it’s a good thing! Let’s pay attention to real numbers. There’s a racial divide in Ferguson.

3:28 — The moment where you realize the guy who’s been researching the race divide has spent 40 years thinking, “This is the year it will get better!” But it hasn’t ever gotten better.

5:08 — What *do* you say to people who are all, “This is America, and we are free to be friends with who we want”?

5:58-6:22 — *Boggle* Diverse friendships statistically lead to less violence?!

I heard this clip from “The Takeaway with John Hockenberry” featuring Arun Venugopal on my WNYC app, which I listen to just about every morning! “NPR Morning Edition,” “The Takeaway,” and “The Brian Lehrer Show” are kinda my jam.

This radio piece made me think of cultural cool dude Baratunde Thurston’s thoughts on the “quiet diplomatic efforts” of the black friend.

I’ll play you off with this classic. If Paul and Stevie can write a SONG about this stuff — we can talk about it, right?

Thumbnail image via Thinkstock.

3 Out Of 4 White Americans Don’t Even Have One Of These

Friendship is magic. And the lack of diverse friendships in the U.S. is … whatever the opposite of magic is. Now, I’m not saying it’s entirely you-the-individual’s responsibility to make all the diverse friends you can. (Though — is that the worst thing?) This radio piece isn’t saying that either.

What I am saying is press “Play” and just *try* to not have your mind opened up juuuust a crack.

2:00 — Ferguson card played. And it’s a good thing! Let’s pay attention to real numbers. There’s a racial divide in Ferguson.

3:28 — The moment where you realize the guy who’s been researching the race divide has spent 40 years thinking, “This is the year it will get better!” But it hasn’t ever gotten better.

5:08 — What *do* you say to people who are all, “This is America, and we are free to be friends with who we want”?

5:58-6:22 — *Boggle* Diverse friendships statistically lead to less violence?!

I heard this clip from “The Takeaway with John Hockenberry” featuring Arun Venugopal on my WNYC app, which I listen to just about every morning! “NPR Morning Edition,” “The Takeaway,” and “The Brian Lehrer Show” are kinda my jam.

This radio piece made me think of cultural cool dude Baratunde Thurston’s thoughts on the “quiet diplomatic efforts” of the black friend.

I’ll play you off with this classic. If Paul and Stevie can write a SONG about this stuff — we can talk about it, right?

Thumbnail image via Thinkstock.

NASA Shares Some Really Good News From Outer Space

Watch things get better with time!

NASA satellites helped create this animated GIF showing air pollution drop between 2005 and 2011. You can see the biggest
concentrations (specifically nitrogen dioxide) around Chicago and the Northeast Corridor, but thanks to air
pollution regulations for cleaner cars and coal-burning power plants, along
with improved technologies, we’re all seeing cleaner air even though the number of
cars on the road has increased. Yay! Three cheers for good news on the
environment! (Psst. In case this left you feeling too good, you can instead
worry about high power plant emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas.)

This animated GIF was created by NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio and T. Schindler. The studio also has a ton of other cool visualizations created by artists and scientists putting their heads together. Thumbnail mage via Thinkstock.

NASA Shares Some Really Good News From Outer Space

Watch things get better with time!

NASA satellites helped create this animated GIF showing air pollution drop between 2005 and 2011. You can see the biggest
concentrations (specifically nitrogen dioxide) around Chicago and the Northeast Corridor, but thanks to air
pollution regulations for cleaner cars and coal-burning power plants, along
with improved technologies, we’re all seeing cleaner air even though the number of
cars on the road has increased. Yay! Three cheers for good news on the
environment! (Psst. In case this left you feeling too good, you can instead
worry about high power plant emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas.)

This animated GIF was created by NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio and T. Schindler. The studio also has a ton of other cool visualizations created by artists and scientists putting their heads together. Thumbnail mage via Thinkstock.