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On Our Radar: Reads To Bookmark For The Long Weekend Ahead

Are you on holiday next week? Whether it's a full vacation or long weekend spent relaxing, here are a few reads we'll be enjoying.

To note: A vulnerable, emotional, ecstatic conversation with the musical icon Alanis Morissette on pregnancy at 45, childbirth, postpartum depression, and #metoo. Taking notes on the boundaries she teaches her kids as non-negotiable. (See also, this essay pointed out in the interview on the difference between joy and pleasure.) 

To read: Our favorite celebrity profile writer Tiffany Brodesser-Akner — her words are witty, smart, and campy — has crafted her own fiction novel, Fleishman Is In Trouble. Now she's the one answering the questions and we are very into all she has to say.

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Dear Sagittarius: It is time to recognize your purpose, your beauty, and your strength.

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I’M GLAD YOU ASKED:Is It Just Me?

"What are we? Are we monkeys filled with art and chaos? Why are we like this? Why do I care so much about what happens to us if nothing lasts and impermanence is the only truth?"

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Aran Goyoaga on Cultivating Love in the Kitchen + Meringue Cake with Roasted Apples From Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple

"Set a humble table and eat beautiful simple food. Nothing has to be fancy. When you make yourself comfortable, your guests will feel comfortable."

To watch: Emma Watson interviewed writer/poet Rupi Kaur for her book club Our Shared Shelf. Equal parts inspiring, emotional, and moving, it's worth a watch and listen. 

To educate: Little Feminist, an amazing resource for little book lovers that focuses on diversity and gender equality, has complied a list (just for us!) of their favorite children's books featuring LGBTQ+ families, identities, and expressions. Read them to bring PRIDE home.  

To think: "With six female contenders rather than just one, they [Democratic presidential candidates] will challenge the idea that there is a quota for diversity — defined as anyone who is not a white man — in the presidential candidate pool." 

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December 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Sagittarius: It is time to recognize your purpose, your beauty, and your strength.

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I’M GLAD YOU ASKED:Is It Just Me?

"What are we? Are we monkeys filled with art and chaos? Why are we like this? Why do I care so much about what happens to us if nothing lasts and impermanence is the only truth?"

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Aran Goyoaga on Cultivating Love in the Kitchen + Meringue Cake with Roasted Apples From Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple

"Set a humble table and eat beautiful simple food. Nothing has to be fancy. When you make yourself comfortable, your guests will feel comfortable."

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November 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Scorpio: You are capable of victory this month. The question is, what are you going to do with it?

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Mixed Emotions: Casha Doemland Discusses the Impact of Racial Ambiguity on Personal Identity

“I don’t know how somebody can look at somebody, without knowing anything about them, and just project all this negativity that then turns into hate,” she says. “It’s hard for me cause I just don’t get it because I don’t look at anybody and feel that way.”

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I'M GLAD YOU ASKED: To Say or To Go

"She’s always been sort of a loner and at this point I’m starting to worry about her. We have never been super close, but we’re close enough that I think I could say something to her. The question is: What do I say and should I really say it?"

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Single Women & Their Spaces: A Before and After Vacation Rental in Yucca Valley

"We both knew we wanted a different kind of independence for our futures. Hailing from Ireland and Minnesota and living in LA - purchasing property here is out of our reach. We share the love of creation and also the love of a different kind of financial freedom."

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Karen Vidangos Wants To Fill The Gap In the Art World with Latinx Art Collective

"I want curators, educators, collectors, anyone with an interest in Latinx art to connect with these artists. If you are someone looking to commission a work, need a guest speaker for a panel, want to begin your Latinx art collection, LAC is where you can begin your search."