Inside the Complex Debate Over Transgender Athletes

Plus, how a 21-year-old and her pet snake took YouTube by storm

I have a confession: I worked this weekend. I know we’re supposed to “unplug” and “reset” and all that, but sometimes it saves me stress to start the week more on top of my stuff. So whatever. Here’s to productivity. Wishing you a very good Monday and week.

What I’m reading

Why Vanlifer Jennelle Eliana Is So Popular: How a 21-year-old and her pet snake took YouTube by storm. [Taylor Lorenz for Outside]

Lost in Alaskan Wilderness, I Found My Anti-Home: Denali is a place with no safety net, no walls, no sense of enclosure or safety or intimacy or kinship. [Chia-Chia Lin for The New York Times]

Inside the Complex Debate Over Transgender Runners: Unsurprisingly, the implications of this debate ripple far beyond the sport. [Martin Fritz Huber for Outside]

Few Tame Crazy Ultras Better: Courtney Dauwalter Wins 2019 UTMB: American men falter as Spain’s Pau Capell dominates the field from the start. [Brian Metzler for Runner’s World]

Norway's Bold Plan to Tackle Overtourism: And climate change at the same time. [Stephanie Pearson for Outside]

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