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    Six things I loved in February

    Nuala – A documentary This is another of those recommendations I’ve held off from including, lest I not adequately convey its brilliance in a short paragraph. But I’ll try.…

    February 27, 2017
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    Six things I loved in November

    I love compiling these lists of the little things that I’ve discovered and enjoyed. Sometimes I wonder if the ‘live your best life’ Oprah ideal serves us well. Lots of lives are painful and…

    November 28, 2016
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    Six things I loved in October

    All things self-compassion Remember when Brene Brown’s first Ted Talk went viral and the internet was all aflutter about vulnerability. I think self-compassion might be next. I read this in The Atlantic, which lead…

    November 7, 2016
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    Six things I loved in September

    The Intervention You know I enjoy a female auteur, and this indie film where nothing really happens but you really learn a lot was a favourite. It’s about a group of friends getting together…

    October 10, 2016
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    Five things I loved in August

    Tallulah: You know, I think I’d watch Alison Janney in just about anything. Her’s is a towering talent (har, har) I idolised her as CJ, LOLed at her in The Help (“Love and hate…

    August 29, 2016
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    Six things I loved in July

    Ta-Nehisi Coates on writing  It’s hard to find writing advice that really gets to the core of the work, that goes beyond: write everyday, kill your darlings, read widely. Those most deeply immersed in…

    August 8, 2016
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    UnReal – Season 1 Review

    Spoilers for season one. We meet Rachel (Shiri Appleby) in that first high angled pan shot, wearing a ‘this is what a feminist looks like’ t-shirt, lying on the floor of a limousine surrounded…

    July 25, 2016
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    Six things I loved in June

    I Smile Back There aren’t enough stories about addiction that have unhappy endings. There aren’t enough stories about women who leave their families, just walk out the door, and have that maybe be the…

    July 18, 2016