I’ll keep it short this week as I’m super busy and feeling a bit stretched and evvvver so slightly overcommitted at the moment. I have had a lovely weekend though, with lovely snippets shared on insta if you’re interested. Anyway, let’s get to the good stuff shall we? Seven things I’ve loved this week.
- Grace Dent is one of my favourite food writers of all time so I love this piece for reminding me of some her best one liners. Few people can take you to a restaurant through words alone quite like Grace. Grace Dent’s best lines in 2016.
- If you have ever bought a piece of clothing just because it’s cheap, and ever looked at your wardrobe crammed too full of stuff (guilty and guilty) then this is a brilliant read: A shopper’s manifesto: These three simple questions are the key to quitting fast fashion
- It’s hard not to have seen actor Riz Ahemd’s speech delivered to Parliament this week, but if you haven’t, it is one of the best ways to spend the next 22 minutes I promise you. He is an incredible speaker and his words are beautiful, brutal and true. Riz Ahmed: REPRESENT. (find the video he shared on the 3rd March).
- And Riz Ahmed’s psychiatrist brother (Clearly an underachieving family) on the game changing interview grime artist Stormzy did about his depression this week and the impact that can have for black men especially: ‘So low sometimes’: why Stormzy talking about his depression is so important.
- In work, I’ve been helping Emmy Gilmour, founder of the UK’s leading eating disorders treatment centre to launch an app that helps sufferers who are not ready or able to seek face to face treatment for their eating issues. This video with Emmy and YouTuber Grace is excellent and really delves into the complex issues of disordered eating. Emmy speaks a lot of sense! Meet My Therapist
- On the ‘subversive power’ of being underestimated as a woman: The Art of Being Underestimated.
- As we walk past yet more homeless people on our way to work, this piece shares some of their stories. Heartbreaking but important: Homeless in Britain: ‘I graduated with honours – and ended up on the streets’.
P.S. And this, from TIME which I loved for my parent friends who have reeeeally stubborn toddlers! Why it’s great to have a stubborn child.