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What Julia Child Taught Me About Failure

Julia Child, the grandmother of many of today’s food celebrities, experts, and intrepid bloggers, isn’t nearly as well known as she used to be. Certainly most millennial cooks, be they of the professional or “home” variety, have heard of Julia Child. But how many of us have watched The French Chef or cracked open a…

Sound Byte: Dear Lover

Dear Lover, Denial. (Nothing Without You, The Weeknd) Today I write to you to share my secret despair…I have been struggling to put my pain into prose. Our recently failed attempt at love has hardened me. Well, let me be more accurate, it has ruined me. I feel tragically hopeless, not necessarily because you were…

Do The Work: Women In Cities International

Welcome to Do The Work Vol. II, where I will be interviewing individuals involved in organizing, educating, and supporting communities. For the first instalment, I talked to Kathryn Travers, the director of Women in Cities International (WICI). WICI focuses on making urban public spaces safer and more inclusive for women through participatory safety audits and…

Introducing…Do The Work Vol. II

We started the new year and a new American presidency with our Do The Work series as an ongoing platform for education, conversation, and action. Each month, I focused on a different aspect of resistance — in January I wrote about how to protect and educate yourself, February covered allyship, March dealt with direct action,…