Recommended read: “Seeing My Body With Fresh Eyes” by Ashley Ford

On the weekend, nothing moves me more than catching up with all the great pieces I’ve missed during the 9-to-5 whirlwind. CupOfJo are curating a series of personal essays by women who write. I was able to catch up on this short personal essay by Ashley Ford [a writer, editor and public speaker. She is currently writing a memoir, and works as a senior features writer at Refinery29]. The piece explores body image and gender, namely in heterosexual relationships. This passage particularly struck me: We fell in love a thousand miles, and one time zone, apart. We read each other’s favorite … Continue reading Recommended read: “Seeing My Body With Fresh Eyes” by Ashley Ford

One nation; two camps. #myfriendsarereading Americanah

Reader: C.W., Male, 28, lives in London/N Citizenship/nationality: British/American Book: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Photo sent from: North Carolina, United States Americanah was a paperback for a time I really needed one. I was guarded about it at first, I don’t know why. Perhaps it was … Continue reading One nation; two camps. #myfriendsarereading Americanah

“People are afraid to merge on freeways.” #myfriendsarereading Less Than Zero

Reader: A.W., Female, 24, lives in London Citizenship/nationality: American Book: Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis Photo sent from: London, United Kingdom What’s this book about; why did you choose it? Had never read this book before, but as I grew up in Los … Continue reading “People are afraid to merge on freeways.” #myfriendsarereading Less Than Zero