Inspiration: March 23

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Inspiration March 23 >> Life In Limbo

I’m a huge fan of Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s first film, Miss Representation, but haven’t yet watched The Mask You Live In (but want to, badly). Her new documentary, The Great American Lie, is about how gender norms negatively impact society as a whole, and it looks amazing.

In a recent 60 Minutes segment, Oprah explored a story she called “life-changing” about childhood trauma. The science and rationale they discuss in the video is very aligned with the work of one of my major clients, whose work I also find life-changing.

I spent the first two days of the week helping out at Etsy’s Team Captain Summit, which was pretty inspiring as a whole. But my favourite part was getting to work closely with and learn from Misha Glouberman, who facilitated a workshop and an unconference for the group. He is so cool! For a glimpse of how cool he is, I highly recommend his book.

I am recently re-enamoured of Todoist, so I will include a small plug here if anyone is looking for an amazing to-do list app. I am also a big fan of scrappy analog lists and recently bought myself some yellow scratch notepads from the dollar store (similar here) to make throwaway lists sometimes too.

Any true crime fans here? Last night I started watching the first episode of The Jinx and I am definitely hooked already. So good. Other shows I’ve liked in this genre: the documentary series on JonBenet Ramsay, and Manhunt: Unabomber.

Love love love the look of Everlane’s brand new underwear collection! These look like the kind of underwear I’ve been looking for forever: simple, good quality, comfortable, cute.

It’s been a hectic week! Being at the Summit was a ton of fun but really tiring too, so the rest of the week has been spent playing catch-up in both the sleep and the work department. But it was so great to do something a bit outside my typical routine and flex different kinds of creative and problem-solving muscles than I normally get to in my daily work life. I’ll definitely be thinking about how to build event support into my work a bit more. This weekend though I’m hoping to relax relax relax without email, read some good books, get away from my phone and have some quality time. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! xo.

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