Megan Greenwell

I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.


megan dot e dot greenwell at espn dot com
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This sentiment might as well be New England’s motto. 

How dare someone want to improve their community where they weren’t even born here? Mayflower ancestry or gtfo. 

I find this attitude horribly toxic, and more than a little disheartening as I consider committing to one of those struggling New England cities of which I’m decidedly not a native.

Chin, Karen & co. make a lot of beautiful things, but this might be one of the most beautiful.

coverjunkie:

Derrick Rose stars this new cover ESPN magazine.

Photographer: Peter Hapak

Creative Director: Chin Wang
Director of Photography: Karen Frank
Senior Deputy Photo Editor: Nancy Weisman

A bat choosing my stairs as a very short-term hospice was much less likely than him just stopping there to chill out for a second. But I had never seen a bat before! How was I expected to know its creepy bat lifestyle?
I talked to The Awl about my live-in bat boyfriend

that lip-purse.

(via gabydunn)

HI MEGAN I FAIL YOU SMOG, HOPE YOU COULD FIX IT. MEGAN IN MY MIND IS TO MEET A WHITE LADY AND WHY CAN’T BE YOU? HOW DO YOU LIKE THE IDEA?
thanks to amanda hess for reminding me of the best text message i ever received, from the mechanic who gave my car a failing grade on its california smog check, then pulled my number off my paperwork. 

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Autumn by Colin Tierney.

this is mesmerizing and autumn is the best.

aminatou:

The best thing that’s ever happened to me is never ever having to buy “work clothes”ever again.

I love love love this conversation among style icons Aminatou Sow, Shani Hilton, Doree Shafrir, et al about How We Dress Now. 

I went my whole life without watching The Simpsons. So I tried to catch up in 14 days.

photo illustration by James Emmerman

In the split second it took for the first truck bomb to destroy Qataniyah, 10-year-old Sanar Salim became the man of the house.

He could hear his 8-year-old brother and 2-year-old sister screaming, but he could not see them through the smoke and dust, he said Wednesday. The clay walls of his parents’ bedroom had collapsed, burying them.

"When I found them, my sister’s crib had flipped over, and my brother was covered in blood," Sanar said. "I picked up my sister and took my brother and went outside, but I was crying too."

Seven years ago next week, I was in Sinjar after the deadliest bombing of the Iraq war killed 800 Yazidis. Thinking of Sanar today.
People are perceived as selfish when they advocate for someone who looks like them, unless they’re a white man.