Recommended read: ‘White Women in Robes’ by Sherronda J. Brown [a cultural and historical critique of The Handmaid’s Tale]

Precise critiquing can be so powerful. I started reading The Handmaid’s Tale some 10 years ago as a teen and dropped it halfway through. I had expected something else and failed to understand that its message was, ultimately, bigger than … Continue reading Recommended read: ‘White Women in Robes’ by Sherronda J. Brown [a cultural and historical critique of The Handmaid’s Tale]

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