48. READ. LOOK. THINK.
READ: On the pill. | The girl with the scrunchie on her wrist vs. the new media theorists. | Lois Lowry, the children’s author who actually listens to children. | “You’ve got to sell your heart, your strongest reactions, not the little minor things that only touch you lightly.” | How I learned to love Yoko Ono. |”I didn’t want to be a genius! That ain’t cool.” Missy Elliott profiled in the Observer. | For dogs who flew in World War I and understand a little French, moving short fiction by Laura Jane Faulds.
LOOK: Eight year old girl schools Dwell magazine. | Trees of London. | Marvellous Melbourne tourism video 1989 on The Island Continent. | Kale is £1 a bunch at the corner shop. Massaged kale salad, one pot kale and quinoa pilaf. | More recipes: Shakshuka; I’m a brussels sprout convert after eating them with lemon miso sauce at Public with Vic. Here they’re with caramelised garlic and lemon peel.
THINK: Expecting our friends to keep up with our social media content isn’t expecting them to meet us halfway; it’s asking them to take on the lion’s share of staying in touch with us. | “No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much.” | Toxic sugar. | How to break a bad habit for good. | “Collective follower count.” | “Before my wife and I could finish our “aww”s, my daughter said, “Take a picture!” A 3-year-old shouldn’t know which of her actions are worthy of being documented.” | Do documentaries need to be fair to both sides of an issue? | Power pollution plunges: Australia’s carbon tax is working. | Lastly, I have been so torn about the criticism of Lena Dunham having no black characters on Girls. I admire her, I hate holding women of achievement to standards men don’t have to meet, and from my political strategy days I know an “interest group” divided – feminists fighting one another – is an interest group losing! And yet, and yet. I know I have to look beyond all this and dive into messiness and truth. So some reading this week on intersectionality: let me Google that for you. An elitist concept? How to be better: on intersectionality, privilege and silencing and my friend Clem in Daily Life.
LINKNESS: My wrap up of the week’s top strategy + creativity + marketing reads on Nextness.