Helloooooo 2015! If you’re tired of “Best of 2014” lists, here is some fresh new writing to get your week started.
- This short, sweet essay from The Rumpus about the ways in which a loving little baby and a heartbroken grown woman took care of one another.
- Celeste Ng’s recent article for Salon, on the vast yet much-overlooked population of Asian-American women writers.
- A critique of traditional notions of “readablity” as told by Noah Berlatsky in The Atlantic.
- One example the micro-fiction published by “100 Word Stories”: a brief, visceral vignette that I’m oddly drawn to.
- And for good measure, Bustle’s list highlighting 12 of the most highly anticipated book releases of 2015. Didn’t think you could escape my love for lists, did you?
PS, did you know that Spotify has a collection of audiobooks, lectures, poetry, and more? I didn’t, but now that I do, I plan on catching up on some of the classic books I either sparknoted or missed entirely in school. Yay for cultured commutes!
I’m excited to get back on the grind at work, and I am optimistic that this year will be my best one yet. Really, truly optimistic. It’s my first full year “on the outside,” as a (nearly) full adult with responsibilities and a full-time job. I’m growing to love PR more each day as I learn more about the media, professional theatre, and the art of gentle-yet-firm persuasion. I’m finding my voice as a writer, and am proud to have been accepted as a contributing writer for the woman-of-color focused health and wellness magazine Black Girl In Om. I hope you all have a great first week of January!
Love and theatre