For this episode, I made an extremely fancy vegan charcuterie board and invited the always-immaculate Cynara Geissler over to talk about that thing where we’ll all slowly working ourselves to death in a desperate bid to prove our worth. You know, just a light summer afternoon chat. In addition to being a brilliant thinker on the intersections between class, gender, and disability, Cynara is also the marketing manager at Arsenal Pulp Press and the writer of many wonderful things. Here are links to some of them!
- Cynara’s iconic piece on Toddler Grandma Style is a must-read, but if you want to by a Cynara completist try this Fat Acceptance primer, and then go buy yourself a copy of Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere
- Cynara also recommends Brené Brown’s work on vulnerability and guess what she has a Ted Talk
- This week Kaarina taught us all about the gloomy octopus and their underwater cities
- If you’re interested in learning more about the housing crisis in Vancouver, this review of the documentary No Fixed Address is a good start and this interview a more thorough follow-up
Cynara’s theme song is “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore. Why don’t you go watch an awesome live version of it.