June 20, 2014

What's the emoji for "ladyswagger"?

13 Influential Women in Tech - ELLE

I talked to so many incredible ladies for this article. None of them are named Sheryl or Marissa.

Astronaut Sally Ride and the Burden of Being “The First” - The American Prospect

NASA engineers asked Ride, “Is 100 the right number [of tampons]?” She would be in space for a week.

162 New Emoji We Need Right Now - The Hairpin

Crucial suggestions from me and Amina.

I’m reading:

The Empathy Exams. Ugh, Terry Richardson. A defense of Pitbull, and the 17-year-old who has a hit with him. Interviews with Karl Ove Knausgaard and pop-psychotherapist Adam Phillips. Disrupting innovation. HRC and the scrunchie chronicles. The problem with free tuition from Starbucks.The offensive whiteness of Scott Walker. Prisoner-picked vegetables. Dry farming. Paying for an end to gun violence. Daughters matter. Yes means yes. Not so hot.

::NEW!:: Click here to see all of these links in a list. [This is sort of a pain in the ass to put together, so let me know if you like it.]


RuPaul and Michelle Visage are podcasting! A new Courtney Love thing. Mating in captivity.



Oh hi, I murdered my computer in a red wine bath this week. And so I am writing this newsletter on a new laptop. Which is soooo nice but cost many, many dollars. Which makes me want to drink... more wine. The circle of life.

I endorse:


This new EP from The Tender Hips, a delightful little London-based (American-style) country band. Listen on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify. The cover photo is by my friend Lara Shipley.

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 a couple of spaces left, but this thing is almost full. More info here.


No testimonials this week because I was in the woods and paying very little attention to Twitter, where most testifying occurs. Also, the aforementioned laptop wine bath. This feature will return next week!

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