It’s Sunday! I’m especially happy because, up until today, my Sundays were spent working in retail, a sacrifice I made when I took a hefty pay cut to take a role at an art gallery. It was fun for a while, but for the moment, I crave the stability, routine and the freedom that both a regular pay check and a two-day weekend provides. For the moment…
As I come to terms with a new routine, I am smitten by the idea of dedicating Sunday mornings to consuming all the stories I saved on Pocket (i.e. the best app for voracious readers / internet addicts) throughout the week, over coffee and breakfast on my bed-island. I also hope to be able to update you on some of these highlights, even if only so I can refer back to them later.
To celebrate my first taste of Sunday freedom, I made eggs and drip coffee, read Spectrum and poured over the latest news while listening to Rodriguez. It’s cold, grey and damp outside, so i’m going to stay inside all day and not even care.
- Ladylike: In light of Australia’s current depressing state of affairs, I was inspired to revisit Julia Gillards misogyny speech, and an outsider’s interpretation via the new yorker.
- babe vibes is a raw and genuine look into creative women. I found solace in their interviews, which are conducted long-distance, via disposable cameras and a box of ephemera.
- The women are emailing: I love discovering new blogs by intelligent women writers, and this story by Stevie Mackenzie-Smith really hit a chord with me. I have long been a devotee of email correspondence, as its very nature lends itself well to my introverted tendencies and love of the written word. I love pouring over long, raw and open emails from friends that communicate things that may otherwise be hard to communicate verbally. Emails underpinned by substance and heart.
- You are part of this place: Taking up space is a thoroughly insightful read by Jane Caro on why women feel they take up too much space, physically and metaphorically. “Far from apologising, women who speak up are doing more than having a conversation. They are reclaiming lost female territory. Physical and metaphorical space matter.”
Society + Self:
- In Praise of Missing Out: Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on the Paradoxical Value of Our Unlived Lives
- Louise Bourgeois on creative confidence: “To convince others, you have to convince yourself; and a conciliatory or even an unduly understanding attitude — in that it is inevitably superficial — is not helpful to creativity.”
- I just love love love this sweet promo vid for cali-based organic cotton undie brand, Pansy. It’s about having fun with undies made for women, every day. Disclaimer: I love lingerie as much as the next woman, but there’s something so decidedly liberating about this.