Hey you, read Camille Dodero’s piece on Adalia Rose—a six-year-old girl with a terminal disease, a YouTube channel with eight videos of her being happy and dancing, and the terrible people who have attacked her, her mother, and some people trying and mostly failing to help her—is grim but good. The story has an interesting fundraising component! And also an interview with a troll.
Elizabeth Gilbert gave a lot of money to her friends, and it ruined her friendships. “When I lost my friends, it was because I had used the power of giving recklessly on them. I swept into their lives with my big fat cheque book, and I erased years of obstacles overnight – but sometimes, in the process, I also accidentally erased years of dignity.” There’s a lot of of hate-reading and hate-linking to this essay, but I think it’s worth reading and thinking about!!!