I swear, only a select few women who grew up with feminist moms have never said, “I’m not a feminist.” Most of us have been there.
The Stylish Housewife Pie - The Hairpin
Inspired by this article. It's true, I will not turn down any dessert served in a mason jar.
Risks of personal brand journalism - Columbia Journalism Review
Journalists aren’t the only one with brands to manage.
On being a boss - annfriedman.com
Some advice I sent to a friend who just became a boss.
Monica Lewinsky today, and how Maureen Dowd conveniently forgets she won a Pulitzer for calling her a bimbo. How celebrity profiles became so banal. I am never not riveted by interviews with Courtney Love. TAVI + MILEY. Is the internet intrinsically sexist? A really thoughtful essay from a self-identified bro. “Real men” don’t try to define who’s a real man. The problem with “I have a boyfriend.” Gluten-free diets in the context of American food fads. Realities of the writing life. The Supreme Court’s fucked-up priorities. Why American hospitals perform too many C-sections. Corkscrew duck penises and the animal vagina research gap. Where those sleazy “Around the Web” suggested articles come from. A tour of James Joyce’s Dublin, and what it means to leave home and never go back. The first openly gay country album. Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Joleeeeeeene.
Basically the theme of this newsletter.
You Do You:
My friend Gracy and I are collaborating on a writing and yoga retreat in Guatemala this November. No, it’s not just a trip for my friends—anyone can come, ladies and dudes alike. It’s gonna be great. There are still spaces left! More info here.
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