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Kindness and Cultural Editing

Myths are for grown up, fairy tales are for children. But sometimes nostalgic grown- ups long for their childhood and often find solace in fairy tales. Scottish folklorist, Andrew Lang (1844-1912), set about collecting fairy tales from all over the … Continue reading

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Mermans and Mermaids

Hans Christian Andersen was an ugly duckling who tried all his life to become a swan. Born in Denmark in 1805, his childhood was dominated by poverty, mismatched parents, and an ambiguous sexual identity. Attracted to both men and women, … Continue reading

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