TO MY DAUGHTER

Seventy-seven betrayers will stand by the road,
And those who love you will be few but stronger.

Seventy-seven betrayers, skilful and various,
But do not fear them: they are unimportant.

You must learn soon, soon, that despite Judas
The great betrayals are impersonal

(Though many would be Judas, having the will
And the capacity, but few the courage).

You must learn soon, soon, that even love
Can be no shield against the abstract demons:

Time, cold and fire, and the law of pain,
The law of things falling, and the law of forgetting.

The messengers, of faces and names known
Or of forms familiar, are innocent.

Hyam Plutzik

Pablo PIcasso

♥ ♥ FOUR YEARS ♥ ♥

I love you so, Bille Ocean Barrios . . . . ♥

THE PARIS REVIEW | # 223

Favourite pieces in this issue::

Stacy Schiff, The Art of Biography No. 6

Hilton Als, Director’s Cut

. . . and their new podcast is divine, with voices from the past (Maya Angelou, Jack Kerouac, and George Plimpton) plus new readings by Eileen Myles, Dakota Johnson, David Sedaris, and many more.

via MS ♥

FELIZ AÑO NUEVO

William Wegman | 2005

SHIORI ITO | SHE BROKE JAPAN’S SILENCE ON RAPE

The important story out of Japan on the pervasiveness of sexual assault in that country and the complete lack of response by law enforcement.

#thefutureisfemale

MY FAVOURITES | 2017

BOOKS

The Power | Naomi Alderman

The Door | Magda Szabo

Dietland | Sarai Walker

The Art of the Memoir | Mary Karr

My Absolute Darling | Gabriel Tallent

We Were Eight Years in Power | Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Golden House | Salman Rushdie

An Odyssey | Daniel Mendelsohn

History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund

Dear Ijaewele, Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions  | Chimananda Ngozi Adichie

 

FILMS

The Big Sick

Lady Bird

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Florida Project

Call Me By Your Name

The Post

Phantom Thread

 

TV

The Handmaid’s Tale

Game of Thrones

Insecure

Fargo

This Is Us

The Crown

Victoria

Alias Grace

Godless

 

ART

The Women’s March in Washington DC !!!

Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons | The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute

David Hockney | The Metropolitan Museum

The Whitney Biennial

Laura Owens @ The Whitney

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA

Before + After

I ♥ Polly

Ann Patchett

The #MeToo Moment

Love this woman’s sense of humour + brilliant mind

Juana Olga Barrios | Run, Ilsa, Run, 2012

 

 

 

COMME DES GARÇONS

ZADIE SMITH + JEFFREY EUGENIDES

♥ + ♥

SAINT PETE

REST IN PEACE | JANET BENSHOOF

Janet Benshoof was a human rights lawyer who campaigned to expand access to contraceptives and abortion, leading organizations that advocated on behalf of women from the mainland United States to Burma, Iraq and Guam, where she was once arrested for protesting the most restrictive abortion law in America. Anyone who knows me knows how fiercely I feel about abortion rights. We lost a good one this week. ♥

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