Happy International Woman's Day (week)
Today I am grateful to my friend Renee who brought so many women together each week in her home in Bali over the five years we both lived on the island.
When we women circle up, we experience the power of community, listening,
and are reminded we are not alone.
How is violence against women still so prevalent?
Why have so many of us not pursued legal action against those who sexually harassed or assaulted us? Why are the consequences of coming forward to ourselves, our families and our communities still so difficult? Why do some women still protect men? Writer + Director and overall woman extraordinaire Sarah Polley dives into these questions in her book
Melissa Febos has turned her experiences from childhood, the size of her breasts, addiction, and working as a dominatrix into some powerful prose. Start with Whip Smart and then perhaps Girl Hood, and go from there.
All her books are excellent.
This came to me via Tim Ferris's newsletter.
While soaking in a hot bath after a long cross-country ski the other night I decided to give this a listen. It’s a multilingual soundscape art piece that seeps into the ears and drops into the body. The piece is based on the work of Alan Watts, an English writer and self-styled philosopher.