[MONDAYS ARE FINE] SEPTEMBER 3
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1. It's almost the one year birthday of The Working Woman's Handbook! If you still don't have a copy, treat yourself to some back-to-school inspiration courtesy of Elaine Welteroth, Sharmadean Reid, Penny Martin, Sandy Liang, and many more fabulous women who get it done. Cheers to that.
2. What puts some of the world's top writers, artists, and designers in their best creative headspace? Find out here. Then repeat.
3. Roxane Gay has some thoughts on Louis C.K.'s return to comedy just nine months after admitting to sexual misconduct.
4. A gem from the archives: The Guardian asked a number of authors (including Zadie Smith) for their ten rules of writing. The lists are worth reading/revisiting, regardless of your creative medium.
5. Viral stories about gifting sick days to pregnant coworkers or celebrity promises to donate to widely-ignored causes (like Elon Musk tweeting that he could fix the water crisis in Flint) aren't hopeful - they're a reminder of the ways that minority groups are systemically undermined. Ann Friedman writes about the "libertarian fantasy that we exist in a world where companies and charities and private individuals can take the place of government."
Brooklyn Museum's new exhibition, Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection, highlights work from over 100 artists that explore the intersections of gender, race, and class.
The Unlimited festival is back for five days of music, comedy, dance, and theatre from disabled artists, taking place at Southbank Centre from September 5 - 9. Catch the lineup here.
Anonymous LA brand 69 creates clothing for people of all genders, races, and ages. Their show at MoCA, Déjà Vu, experiments with the transformative powers of denim in our day-to-day lives.