Five Things

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A weekly roundup of things I thought worth sharing—the inspiring, the thought-provoking, the things that helped get me through my week.

1. I appreciated this TedX talk with Melanie Notkin, founder of the brand Savvy Auntie, speaking about “otherhood.” She argues that lives without children should be celebrated, even when they aren’t what we expected or planned on, and that “the rise of childless women is one of the most overlooked and unappreciated social issues of our time.” I agree.

2. If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend subscribing to Nick Cave’s Red Hand Files. This week he answers a fan question about signs, and his answer is poignant, as always.

3. I had an a-ha during this podcast episode about how my body image issues might be getting in the way of my intuition. I haven’t listened to this podcast much, but if you’re into the woo and into creativity, I think you’ll dig it.

4. I read Mary Beard’s Women and Power in one sitting this week (it’s short). She writes about the origins of misogyny and how “we have no template for what a powerful woman looks like, except that she looks rather like a man.” Think Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel in the female politician uniform—the power suit.

5. My beloved, Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, shaved his head this week. Somehow he is now even cuter.

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