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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