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It’s been a while since I did one of these, so here’s some links and other things from the past 6+ months!

Read:
Menstruation: how to break this taboo in the classroom (via The Guardian)

Is This Venue Accessible? an interview with Sean Grey (via Grasstronaut)

Why we should embrace ‘plus-size’, not seek to ban the term (via The Telegraph)

Why do British feminists care more about sexist adverts than abortion rights in Northern Ireland? (via The Independent)

Sorry, Etsy. That Handmade Scarf Won’t Save the World (via The New York Times)

Here’s What Happens When Some Yale Bro Steals Your Art (via Jezebel)

Glastonbury, Reading or Creamfields: which 2015 festival has the fewest female artists? (via The Guardian)

How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are) (via Thought Catalog)

Obstacle Course how to still make art when you have limited resources (via Rookie)

♥ Zines: Scratch That Itch, Fat Activist Vernacular, Mythologising Me #10, Your Pretty Face.. #21/23

 

Watched:

 

4 Artists 1 Tree an old documentary from Disney artists
♥ People Places Things
♥ Carol
♥ Tangerine
♥ Wetlands
♥ Diary of a Teenage Girl
♥ Inside Out
♥ Cake
♥ Girlhood

 

Listened:
Podcasts: The Heart, The Gilmore Guys, Lolitics

Music: Father John Misty — I Love You, Honeybear, The Spook School — Try To Be Hopeful, Trust Fund — Seems Unfair, Grimes — Art Angels, Beirut — No No No, Joanna Gruesome — Peanut Butter

Here’s to a more regularly-updated schedule!

Things I Like

Read:
“….what could be done to improve modern art appreciation in museums?” on the current failures of art museums to fully engage with their audiences(via Tumblr user isozyme)
Caring too much. That’s the curse of the working classes (via The Guardian)
No shushing here building community through radial libraries (via The McGill Daily)
Rookie’s Amy Rose Spiegel spills her style secrets (via Dazed & Confused)
A Note on Call-Out Culture
Call It In how to critique offensive behaviour or speech without totally losing it (via Rookie)
5 Timeless Books of Insight on Fear and the Creative Process (via Brain Pickings)
Fatphobia Isn’t About Health (via Skepchick)
Why I Want to Live Like I’m 40 In My 20s (via Tue/Night)
Vitamin B.S. how people came to believe the myth that nutritional supplements could make them into better, healthier versions of themselves (via The Atlantic)
How To Be A (Male) Ally

“As for me personally, I no longer feel any increased trust or warmth towards men who declare themselves feminists. It does almost nothing for me. I need to see actual evidence that they are able to respect my boundaries, accept feedback from me, and generally act in accordance with their stated values. Many of the men I’m closest to have never explicitly identified themselves as feminists to me, but their every interaction with me exemplifies the traits that I look for in people.

By all means, call yourselves feminists to other men–it can open up useful conversations and upend established norms–or in order to filter people out of your life that you know you don’t want in it. But don’t expect a word to speak louder than your actions.”

The Importance of Self-Awareness for Men in Feminism (via Free Thought)
♥ Poor Lass zine: relationships and family

Watched:
♥ Weekend
♥ Seasons 5-8 of House
♥ Aziz Ansari live at Madison Square Garden
♥ Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
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♥ Appropriate Behaviour
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♥ Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Listened to:

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♥ THEEsatisfaction – EarthEE, Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire, Friends – Manifest!, Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2.

Did:
♥ My exam project! Phew.
♥ Celebrated my birthday at Terre à Terre.

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Life Things I Like

My poor neglected blog! I promise to use you more. This month I’ve been saving nice things I’ve read/seen/done to share with you.

Read:
Stars in Your Pocket comics and the fear of not being talented enough (via Rookie)
Riot Grrrl Ink and the Activist History of LGBTQ Record Labels (via Pitchfork)
Why are creative women dismissed as ‘quirky’? (via The Guardian)
The privileged are taking over the arts – without the grit, pop culture is doomed (via New Statesman)
Elephants Can Forget – embracing not having a ‘thick skin’ against experiencing racism/sexism and embracing being tender, gentle and having feelings (via Rookie)
Sick of It All the experience of having a mum with cancer (via Rookie)
Page 3 debates: no room for nuances? (via The F Word)
The creative arts are getting whiter and more middle class (via Dazed & Confused)
Yes We Should Talk About Bodies the body positivity and listening to your body (via Skepchick)
The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines (via Time)

 

Watched:
♥ Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe
♥ Kill Your Darlings
♥ It’s Such a Beautiful Day
♥ Selma
♥ The last episodes of Parks and Rec :(
♥ Broad City (season 2)
♥ The One I Love
♥ Twin Peaks (season 2), which I finally finished, and now can’t wait for season 3.

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Listened to:

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♥ Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like a Bell, Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence, Tacocat – NVM

Did:
♥ Adventures of the Black Square at Whitechapel – exhibition on 100 years of abstract art

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♥ Celebrated Galentines day with waffles + friends

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♥ Made a paper/pom-pom/origami garland
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Life Things I Like