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.
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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.

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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Social Justice & Climate Action: A Conversation With Ashley Engle On Why You Cannot Separate The Two and How You Can Help Combat Them Both

"My advice to anyone wanting to stand up for Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) and our future generations: Start where you are because the frontlines are truly everywhere!"

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