Hello and happy June! ICYMI, I shared some ~ personal news ~ this week in honor of Pride, which felt scary but also good! I really appreciated the genuinely joyful and deeply kind messages I got in response — it really does mean a lot.
The best part — aside from the fact that I can now be unrepentantly queer on the Internet and also stop posting the bulk of my Instagram Stories to “Close Friends” (RIP) — is the number of messages I got from people who had similar experiences to mine. I knew I was far from the only person who had dated or been married to a man and then started dating women. (In fact, knowing I wasn’t the only one was what made it possible for me to follow my heart when I first realized I had a crush last year!) But still. It was lovely and humbling and special to hear it from so many people I “know,” especially on the first day of Pride. I hope we are getting closer to a world in which we are all allowed to be open, to be truly seen, to feel a little less alone, to be a little more OK.
Here’s what else I had going on…
On the blog
An Alabama Woman Got Pregnant While In Jail. She Has No Memory of Having Sex., The Appeal.
Olivia Wilde, Director: ‘Too Old to Play Dumb Anymore’, The New York Times.
Murder, They Wrote, Bookforum.
My Favorite Murder isn’t personally my cup of tea, but I thought this was a really good and thoughtful article.
Everything you know about hyenas is wrong — these animals are fierce, social and incredibly smart, TED.
How Beanie Feldstein Made It to the Party, Vulture.
These Millennials Got New Roommates. They’re Nuns., The New York Times.
Nicolás Medina Mora with thoughts on / tips for Americans vacationing in Mexico.
I think my bad personality is sabotaging my good work, Ask a Manager.
Why Are We So Obsessed With Being "Spontaneous"?, Man Repeller.
“Being the purveyor of a good plan brings with it the delectable delight of being able to look forward to things. There’s something tantalizingly pleasing about peeking at your diary and seeing all the treats you have lined up.” It me!
I Can’t Hate My Body if I Love Hers, The New York Times.
Why Tracy Flick Is Still Inescapable, Vanity Fair.
How to Be Happy? A Nearly 90-Year-Old Has Some Advice, Glamour.
What Every Successful Person Knows, But Never Says, James Clear.
IT’S MOTHEREFFING WEDDING SEASON AGAIN, SO LET’S CHAT, Captain Awkward.
This video of a deeply upsetting police interaction.
Also: Booksmart, which I loved! (Except for the ending to the Jessica Williams storyline, which is so bad, it’s genuinely bizarre? I have SO many questions!!!) Also Election, which I haven’t seen in like a decade, and the first episode of Gentleman Jack on HBO. And the Muses from Hercules.
Last week, I bought Fenty concealer ($26 at Sephora) — my first-ever Fenty product — and it’s SO GOOD, holy shit? I’m angry I didn’t try it sooner.
I went to Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday last night, which was good, wholesome fun. If you get a chance to check out the Stonewall exhibit, do — it’s worth it solely for the centerpiece on Stormé DeLaverie.
Have a great Sunday! 🌈
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