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What does community look like when we can’t be in person? How do we see community changing and evolving in our lives right now, and how might we reimagine community for the future? We talk about the upsides and downsides of virtual community, navigating work online, and our hopes for how the lessons of COVID-19 will shape us for the better.
What We’re Reading and Listening To
Katey’s Pick: Jameela Jamil’s I Weigh podcast
Jameela Jamil started the “I Weigh” movement to talk about our true value, which has nothing to do with the scale, and has a new podcast full of fantastic conversations with powerful women. Katey especially recommends her interview with Reese Witherspoon about how she decided to start her own media company after reading terrible script after terrible script and how hard it has been for her to get funding for her film and TV projects. Despite all the success she has had, she still doesn’t make as much as her male counterparts do. She hit on so many tough issues: her struggles with anxiety and postpartum depression, her screwing up and apologizing on national TV, her whiteness and privilege.
Ashley’s Pick: The audiobook of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist and Our Lives Revealed is exactly what it sounds like, part memoir, part guidebook on therapy. The author Lori Gottlieb got her start in creative writing and journalism, and at the beginning of her career she wrote for tv shows like ER and Friends. While she was researching for ER, she fell in love with medicine, and eventually became a psychologist. The book is about her experience as a therapist with some of her more interesting patients, and the time in her life when she had a bad breakup and ended up in therapy, and what it was like to be a therapist and a patient at the same time.
Kindred of the Moment: All of us!
Let’s take good care of ourselves and each other. Be the community we need, and the community we want to create. If you are able to, and want to, you can visit mutualaidhub.org and find a network to sign up for.
Next Time on Kindreds
We’re going to be talking about creativity. What’s the difference between the drive to be productive and the drive to be creative? What’s our creative process?