[MONDAYS ARE FINE] JANUARY 15

  Mickalene Thomas  on a Monday.

Mickalene Thomas on a Monday.

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1. If you follow us on social media, you know that something new and exciting is coming soon. Stayed tuned for announcements on #THEWWCLUB2018. Any. Day. Now.

2. Still riding the New Year, New Everything wave? If switching from full-time work to the freelance hustle is at the top of your list, here are my top 5 rules for building a sustainable freelance career, as told to Miss Selfridge. (Then, fill up your work roster or hire some extra help at #TheWorkspace - scroll down for this week's listings).

3. The fabulous Doreen St. Félix sits down with Tracee Ellis Ross forThe New Yorker Radio Hour to talk feminism, 'lady tasks', and why it's more than OK to not be everyone's cup of tea.

4. As the controversial (and until last week, undisclosed) creator of the 'Shitty Media Men' listMoira Donegan's brave open letter is worth your time. One part that resonated: "And this is another toll that sexual harassment can take on women: It can make you spend hours dissecting the psychology of the kind of men who do not think about your interiority much at all."

5. What can a year without shopping show you about your relationship with your humanity? (Shouts to my good friend Zenobiafor putting me on to this!)

6. After all those 2017 highlight reels on social media that failed to mention a *single* low, feeling a little burnt out from the overkill optimism of social media? Here's a reason or two to deactivate, even if just for the weekend.

7. Or, instead, pull a Michaela Coel and binge-follow accounts that reinforce how beautiful and enough you are. In her interview with W Magazine, she also talks about loosening the reigns on her hit show "Chewing Gum"—which she wrote entirely by herself—by finally bringing on other writers. We could all use a little practice asking for help when we really need it. 

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

Looking for some Monday stimulation? Drop by Studio Museum Harlem tonight for Black Spatial Cultural Memory: an evening of conversation on the preservation of black culture through visual art, architecture, and photography.

LONDON

Science Museum's Illuminating India: Photography 1857-2017 explores the scientific and artistic developments of photography in India from the Year of Mutiny to today.

LOS ANGELES

Discover the cultural contributions of today’s artists with Chinese descent in Jamaica, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, and beyond at the Chinese American Museum's Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art exhibit

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