This is such a cool, detailed thread about all the unexpected (suddenly, there's a pandemic!) sometimes hilarious (peeing in a... what? And WHERE?) ins and outs of going through a non-directed kidney donation

(thanks tipster!)
What's awesome is that Dr. Erbelding was inspired to become a donor after reading Vox's Dylan Matthew's article about his own experience

I vividly remember reading the piece when it came out. It was the first I'd ever heard of altruistic kidney donations…
A year later, I see this tweet by Glenn Greenwald, showing that Matthew's donation inspired his Vox colleague German Lopez to give his own kidney to a stranger

(German Lopez appears to delete his old tweets after a while, which is why his tweet about his kidney donation doesn't show up.)

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14 Oct
whoa! i had completely missed this as well
curious about this too. the email from de leon is vague enough that it doesn't say whether she was part of the selection committee *that year*, though it certainly sounds like it

if there's any corroboration (or refutation) out there, lmk

this is the One City One Story call for submissions from 2018:…

here is how they describe the selection committee
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12 Oct
A week into Bad Art Friend drama, and there’s still confusion over who got lawyers involved first

This morning, LitHub published an article that makes several false statements—and, frankly, some particularly egregious asides…
In short:
- Larson gets lawyer involved in June 2018
- Lawyer tries to pressure Dorland into handing over the emails she sent to the BBF
- Dorland refuses to negotiate with Larson's lawyer without representation. She hires her own legal counsel. AS ONE SHOULD in such a situation.
Here is the link to Larson's original complaint, where she/her counsel ACKNOWLEDGES SHE GOT LAWYERS INVOLVED FIRST

What's most incredible, the author of the LitHub article LINKS TO THIS DOCUMENT…
Read 4 tweets
11 Oct
Imagine being a friend and work colleague of Sonya's, and a one-time instructor of Dawn's, and feeling like it's okay for you to publicly opine on this fiasco…
And then this dude has THE GALL to browbeat about "misogyny" and "the patriarchy"

screenshotting in case he deletes

fwiw, i'm a woman. PLENTY of women see the problem with this fiasco. this has nothing to do with tHe PaTrIaRcHy
Read 5 tweets
11 Oct
For those interested, here is Dawn and Sonya’s very first email exchange about the kidney story, in chronological order

1/ June 30, 2016: Dawn reaches out to Sonya, tries to ask about the kidney story as casually as possible
2/ July 2: Sonya confides to her friend and fellow Chunky Monkey Whitney Scharer that Dawn Dorland has found out about the kidney story

"Haven’t written back yet. 😁" says Sonya. "I must say that I feel my guilt wearing off, though"
3/ July 11: Sonya finally replies to Dawn

"Ah, it’s good to hear from you"
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10 Oct
diving in immediately…
this irritated me to no end when i first read the original nytimes piece

now that i've read larson's prose, and know how bad it is, i find her snobbery about what counts as True Art even more ridiculous
extremely relieved to find out the new yorker agrees that the kidney story was, indeed, bad
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9 Oct
thread on GrubStreet’s egregious dereliction of duty in failing to properly investigate Dawn Dorland’s extremely valid HR complaint against their employee, Sonya Larson

with screenshots taken from here:…
In 2018, Dawn Dorland emailed Eve Bridburg, the executive director of GrubStreet, asking to initiate a formal HR complaint against Sonya Larson.

Some of the details here have not been mentioned before (eg, Larson telling Dorland not to write about race) ImageImageImageImage
Bridburg responded (1), but the investigation did not appear to go very far

so Dorland resigned from Grubstreet (2)

In response (3), Bridburg tells Dorland that Grubstreet took her complaint "very seriously," while cc'ing 2 members of the Chunky Monkeys ImageImageImage
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