[MONDAYS ARE FINE] MAY 21
 Janelle Monae by Shaniqwa Jarvis on a Monday.

Janelle Monae by Shaniqwa Jarvis on a Monday.

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1. Q2's been an eventful one, no? We're determined to keep the momentum going - but we also want to build on it and set ourselves up for a strong finish to 2018. If you aren't enrolled in the CLASS OF 2018, buy our PITCHING + PROPOSAL BUILDING 101 worksheet individually here. OR really catch up on the Q2 content and get A PLAN FOR YOU, INC. worksheet here.

2. Nine writers, designers, business founders, and other creative professionals who work completely remote share how they create their perfect work-from-home space

3. ESSENCE rolls out its list of 2018's 'Wokest 100 Women', ackowledging the brilliant work of black women from all industriesand the positive changes they've made in their fields and respective communities. 

4. Everything about R29's (Un)Cover featuring Janelle Monae is perfection, from the stunning spread to the very personal story. If you didn't already have Dirty Computer on repeat, you certainly will now.

5. After taking a step back from Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards is on tour for her book Make Trouble. She spoke to Bon Appetit about her activism, the foods that kept her going along the way, and her plans for the future.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK CITY

Enjoy the weather and The Met's newest rooftop garden installationWe Come in Peace by Huma Bhaba - a series of humanlike sculptures that are a little eerie, but seriously impressive. Plus, you can't beat the view.

LONDON

At the V&A's The Future Starts Here exhibit, you'll find 100 pieces of technology that examine the direction of internet culture, artificial intelligence, and the technological landscape soon to come.

LOS ANGELES

Browse work from three of the most influential photographers in modern history - two of which are women - at MoCA's Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin

PHOEBE LIKES

 I’ve never owned a pair of  green shoes . Is it time?

I’ve never owned a pair of green shoes. Is it time?

 Hyper-personalised astrology:  there’s an app for that.

Hyper-personalised astrology: there’s an app for that.

 This little  Truss bag  is perfect for summer (and on sale!).

This little Truss bag is perfect for summer (and on sale!).

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] MAY 14
 Georgia O'Keeffe on a Monday.

Georgia O'Keeffe on a Monday.

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1. Looking for some summer travel inspo? Download our guide to Mexico City, featuring the city's most inspiring spots according to CDMX's most inspiring working women: Suzzan Atala, founder of Tuza Jewelry, and architecture journalist Karina Zatarain. Want more? Listen to our conversation on the same theme.

2. It's definitely time for a Fashion Revolution. From production to the runway, the fashion supply chain is riddled with discrimination, endangerment, and exploitation. Enough is enough: and it's on us as consumers to require more from the companies we support. Not sure where to start? This UK-based non-profit makes it easy to write to major brands and demand more transparency and awareness. Take action!

3. As women, shame is an emotion many of us navigate on a daily basis. Despite its deeply negative connotations, Zadie Smith explains why shame can actually be fuel as fuel for writers (as well on expounding on the dangers of complete shamelessness).

4. If you're in need of a playlist refresh, add Amber Mark for a dose of silky and sublime R&B - with the visuals to match.

5. According to Women's Media Center“women of color represent just 7.95 percent of U.S. print newsroom staff, 12.6 percent of local TV news staff and 6.2 percent of local radio staff.” Massively disappointing, but far from shocking. Man Repeller spoke with three media titans on their experiences as women of color in the industry- and often the only WOC in the room.
 

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK CITY

Syrian-born sculptor Diana Al-Hadid's first major public installation, Delirious Matter, can be seen throughout Madison Square Garden starting today. Her work straddles the line between modernism and decay, with a staunch focus on story-telling around the immigrant experiences in the U.S.

LONDON

You've likely heard that Wardour News, one of the city's longest-run independent magazine stores and sources of endless fashion and design inspiration, is closing this month due to rising rents in Soho. As both a celebration and tearful goodbye, shop owner and magazine savent Raj Patel will be in conversation with editors from ELLE, gal-dem, DAZED, and Riposte on the Power of Print on May 15 @ 6:30 PM. All proceeds will go to Raj's retirement fund.

LOS ANGELES

The Montalbán has officially brought their Rooftop Cinema Club back for its fourth season. There's popcorn, booze, a stellar view, and this week they're showing films like "Charade", "Get Out" and "Risky Business". Let summer commence!

PHOEBE LIKES

 Currently starting my days with  a chapter from this . A recommended addition to your AM routine.

Currently starting my days with a chapter from this. A recommended addition to your AM routine.

 This would make  a nice gift  for someone. (Yourself?)

This would make a nice gift for someone. (Yourself?)

 Yup, still riding  the leopard print wave .

Yup, still riding the leopard print wave.

 A truly  game-changing tea , and I do not write that lightly.

A truly game-changing tea, and I do not write that lightly.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] MAY 7
 Mexico City (part 2) on a Monday. Click the image to download our guide.

Mexico City (part 2) on a Monday. Click the image to download our guide.

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1. Mexico City is still on our minds. As part of our partnership with Warehouse, we spoke to two of our favourite working women in CDMX Suzzan Atala, founder of Tuza Jewelry, and architecture journalist Karina Zatarain - about the city they call home. Click here to listen to Phoebe's interview with Karina and Suzz, and here to download our exclusive Mexico City guide.

2. A proper Rihanna profile is always the source of great excitement, and Vogue's latest (by the fabulous Chioma Nnadi) does not disappoint. At the age of 30, Rihanna is more self-assured, more powerful, and clearly more happy in her skin than ever. It's a beautiful thing to behold. Obviously the accompanying make-up tutorial is not to be missed, either. 

3. Bookstores curated for and by people of colour continue to create community engagement across the U.S. as well as helping indie bookstores more relevant than ever. “I think people of color, because we don’t learn our own histories in the same way in school or in a lot of mainstream media, we have this hunger to understand ourselves and to understand what’s going on, our histories, our place in the world,” says Pablo Sierra, co-owner of Walls of Books in Washington D.C. Read more about the brilliant literary work being done in this Washington Post story.

4. Some quick but impactful TED Talks to watch with your morning coffee. Life lessons before 9 AM? We love a multitasking moment.

5. Your spring cleaning to-do list probably involves: desk, wardrobe, makeup bag. If your home could use a big design refresh, too, Man Repeller rounded up some of the best interior advice they've collected over the years to get you started.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK CITY

Take a closer look at the exhibit that informed the Met Gala's theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination opens to the public on May 10.

LONDON

In celebration of the late designer’s rebellious creations and charismatic charm, The Design Museum's Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier juxtaposes stories from his personal life with his work from the 1980s up until the year of his death, 2017.

LOS ANGELES

LACMA's In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art is an exploration of the repurposing of Iran’s past in its modern art, literature, film, and more.

PHOEBE LIKES

 <3333333 these,  by Tuza  (see above).

<3333333 these, by Tuza (see above).

 My friend  Marawa 's  Girl Guide &nbsp;just came out in the US -&nbsp; buy it for your little sis or cousin. &nbsp;

My friend Marawa's Girl Guide just came out in the US - buy it for your little sis or cousin. 

  What I'm wearing &nbsp;on my (purely hypothetical) trip to the Italian Riviera this July.

What I'm wearing on my (purely hypothetical) trip to the Italian Riviera this July.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] APRIL 30
 Mexico City on a Monday.

Mexico City on a Monday.

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1. Everyone knows that Mexico City is one of our favourite places in the world, so we were delighted to work with Warehouse on a new campaign celebrating the wonders (and amazing women) of CDMX.Check out Phoebe's Edit of the new collection here and stay tuned for more Mexico City content from us and Warehouse in the coming weeks.

2. It's officially spring out here in NYC - we think/hope/pray - and we're celebrating with a SPRING SALE. Get 20% off Tier 2 enrollment in CLASS OF 2018 for all Q2 content, seminars, and event discounts.Get yours before the sale ends this Friday!

3. Hear from 3 women on the high-highs and low-lows of being in love with your job - feat. my girl Chloe Kernaghan, the co-founder of SKY TING.

4. If you love Atlanta, you'll love watching Brian Tyree Henry - AKA the actor who plays Paper Boy - speak honestly and intimately about howhis relationship with money has changed since his acting career blew up. Watch over on Wealthsimple's "Money Diaries" series.

5. My lovely friend Madeline Poole (MP Nails) talks color trends, preferring classic polish on her own hands, and her upcoming voyage into accessories with The Cut

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK CITY

Murakami's new solo show "HEADS↔HEADS" opened over the weekend at Perrotin Gallery in LES. Explore three floors of the iconic Japanese artist's colorful work before it closes up on June 17.

LONDON

Since its inception, abstract art has almost exclusively credited men for its creation and evolution. Surface Work, a new show at the Victoria Miro gallery, showcases the talent of women artists who have shaped abstract painting under the radar, then and now.

LOS ANGELES

Make a trip to the Fowler to see Meleko Mokgosi: Bread, Butter, and Power, a large-scale painting installation that interrogates gendered labor practices in South Africa.

PHOEBE LIKES

 My wardrobe has an entire leopard section now.&nbsp;  It's a neutral.

My wardrobe has an entire leopard section now. It's a neutral.

 I don't wear shorts.&nbsp; But if I did...

I don't wear shorts. But if I did...

 This  smells more expensive than it is - the ultimate fragrance accolade.&nbsp;

This smells more expensive than it is- the ultimate fragrance accolade. 

 Everyone needs a summer jean.&nbsp; Here's mine.

Everyone needs a summer jean. Here's mine.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] APRIL 23
 Aïda Muluneh on a Monday.

Aïda Muluneh on a Monday.

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1. BE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS = April's theme for the CLASS OF 2018. We'll be showing you how to perfect your pitching, get your $$ right, and invest in You, Inc. like a boss. Sound like a plan? Enroll now, while Q2 is just getting started! (If you want to catch up on all of the Q1 material first, buy your *heavily discounted) bundle here - complete with syllabus, study list, and 3 x original worksheets.)

2. Remember when creative people mostly had good, old-fashioned day jobs? No, us neither. But perhaps the separation of art and trade made perfect sense after all. From T Magazine, a case for the Working Artist.

3. SZA and Jada Pinkett in conversation? Say no more.

4. Stuck in a rut at work? As always, bibliotherapy - new favourite word! - is the answer. The Cut has a strong round up of the 8 best books to read when you need a career breakthrough (The Working Woman's Handbook would obviously make for a solid number 9).

5. Head to your nearest print magazine emporium to pick up a copy of Solange's new Dazed spring/summer cover. Inside, she replaces the usual cover story with her own personal journal entry about the time she spent in Jamaica - where she wrote and recorded most of A Seat at the Table and recently returned to work on new musicSee the beautiful cover and read some snippets from her piece.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK CITY

The Met on Fifth's new exhibit, Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici, gives you a look at the paintings that emerged from “New Spain” in the 18th century - a rarely-explored but remarkably vibrant time and place. Opens April 24.

LONDON

East End Film Festival is nearly a month of pop-up screenings and immersive events that support independent global and local filmmakers. Opening night on April 11 kicks off with a showing of Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

LOS ANGELES

From the artist commissioned to paint President Obama’s Smithsonian portrait, The World Stage: Israel by Kehinde Wiley celebrates the complex identities of African-Jewish people living in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Lod. Showing at the Jewish Museum.

PHOEBE LIKES

  Sky Ting's merch &nbsp;is almost as good as their yoga classes.&nbsp; Almost.

Sky Ting's merch is almost as good as their yoga classes. Almost.

 Rediscovered  this classic &nbsp;recently and I'm using it errrrday.

Rediscovered this classic recently and I'm using it errrrday.

 A  chic incense holder &nbsp;is curiously hard to find. But voila.

A chic incense holder is curiously hard to find. But voila.

  'Cam'Ron' sunglasses , you say? Sold.

'Cam'Ron' sunglasses, you say? Sold.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] APRIL 16
 WUtopia Lab architecture on a Monday.

WUtopia Lab architecture on a Monday.

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1. After a brief spring break, CLASS OF 2018 enrollment is open with an all-new syllabus for Q2. The theme is WORKING YOUR WAY UP - which means learning how to make the contacts, clients, and cold hard cash you need to build a career that actually works. How? With original worksheets online seminars, weekly homework assignments, work events, + more. ENROLL ENROLL ENROLL.

2. Businesswoman. Icon in-the-making. Queen of Extra. History buff.There are so many layers to Cardi B. In case you missed it, here's another excellent profile from the hilarious Caity Weaver from GQ's May issue.

3. My girl Sharmadean Reid changed the nail art game when she made downtown-style manicures both on-trend and accessible to consumers via WAH Nails. Major companies quickly caught on, as they always do, and ripped her ideas left and right. Her newest venture, Beautystack, is all about giving beauty professionals autonomy to get the money they deserve. Find out how.

4. It's summer anthem season. As you ponder which 'Nice for What'caption to use on your next IG post, take a moment to consider the politics of sampling Lauryn Hill and Drake as a 'stylish Capitalist'. (Doreen St. Felix strikes again.)

5. Mulling over the idea of starting a podcast? This podcast will answer every question you have, from finding your show's purpose to recording basics.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK CITY

 See the many sides of glam-pop icon Grace Jones in the documentary Grace Jones: Floodlight and Bamishowing at BAM until April 19.

LOS ANGELES

Songstress extraordinaire Kelela will be performing at the Ace Hotel's theater on April 17. If you've never seen her live, time to go get your mind blown.

CHICAGO

Helen Frankenthaler's is one of the most influential creators of American abstraction. Her work is vibrant and visceral - you won't want to miss her highly-anticipated exhibit at SAIC.
 

PHOEBE LIKES

 Until it actually warms up, a  sunny new fragrance &nbsp;seems like a decent compromise.

Until it actually warms up, a sunny new fragrance seems like a decent compromise.

 My DIMES girls have teamed up with Loquet on a  cute collab . Tasty!

My DIMES girls have teamed up with Loquet on a cute collab. Tasty!

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] APRIL 9
 Louise Dahl-Wolfe on a Monday.

Louise Dahl-Wolfe on a Monday.

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1. Grace Jones on a Lifetime Of Doing Whatever She Pleases is clickbait of the highest order - and the kind we wholeheartedly endorse. Name an artist more iconic.

2. If you're an avid reader of R29's Money Diaries, don't miss their roundup of the best books for $$$ advice (and hold tight for more info in this vein in the Q2 Syllabus of the Class of 2018).

3. Let iconic artist Barbara Kruger rock your entire world with her interview on No Filter - a special podcast series from The Cut and WNYC that explores the many ways of operating as a woman online.

4. Shout out to The Guardian Weekend for quoting us in The Measure last weekend! (Find this tip - and many more - in The Working Woman's Handbook).

5. Patty McCord reinvented the culture at Netflix at the dot-com bubble burst, laying off 1/3 of the staff. Listen to her explain hard work alone says nothing about how valuable you are as an employee.

6. Need some encouragement to get Q2 rolling?The Working Woman's Handbook has your back. Right now we're offering a WORK IT OUT notebook and pencil to the first 20 people to leave an Amazon review + send us a screenshot . Sliiiide on into our DMs!

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK CITY

Requiring four years of preparation, MoMA's Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions offers the rare opportunity to see the last 60 years of Piper’s radical artwork, deconstructing her personal relationship with race, gender, drug use, and reality.

LONDON

East End Film Festival offers nearly a month of pop-up screenings and immersive events that support independent global and local filmmakers. Opening night kicks off with a showing of Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

LOS ANGELES

In partnership with the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, the Contemporary African American Museum is hosting a day celebrating cool women with DJ’s, live performances, and good food, appropriately called Queens of the New Age: Festival of Extraordinary Women.

PHOEBE LIKES

  Paris Georgia Basics &nbsp;= my dream summer wardrobe.

Paris Georgia Basics = my dream summer wardrobe.

 Get yaself a  Rothko &nbsp;(kinda) for $200.

Get yaself a Rothko (kinda) for $200.

  Yellow nail polish &nbsp;feels right, right now.

Yellow nail polish feels right, right now.

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