Photography Lessons That Are Life Lessons

  We are in a privileged and sometimes happy position. We see a great deal of the world. Our obligation is to pass it on to others. – Margaret Bourke-White There’s an incredible HBO documentary on Robert Mapplethorpe called ‘Look at the Pictures’.  The documentary parallels the artist’s struggles with his homosexuality along with his […]

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16 Pieces of Writing Advice That Should Be Used As Life Advice

“[What does it sound like when you get stuck?] Fuck. Shit. Don’t. Fuck. You dumb bitch—who ever told you that you could write? That’s what it sounds like.” —Mary Karr Writing is hard. Although it feels like it, you are by no means the only person experiencing the debilitating self-loathing that comes with trying to […]

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Audrey Hepburn on Insecurity and Creating a Look

I’ve always believed if I was prettier, if I looked like Audrey Hepburn or Angelina Jolie, I’d be happier. That if I had some type of rare beauty, nothing would ever be wrong. What I’m realizing now, however, is that beauty is such an elusive, intangible concept that no one, even if we think they […]

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Famous Women And Their Rituals

A few weeks ago, I talked about the importance of having a routine. How writers, artists, entrepreneurs, all follow unique schedules in order to keep a certain rhythm, focus and intent to their days. One thing I didn’t mention about the routine was the importance of rituals. If routines are the rigid structures that keep […]

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Why Every Woman Should Have a ‘Routine’

I originally wanted to write about elegance. I spent the week pouring over ideas of what it means to be elegant. How elegance manifests itself and how one comes across elegant. Then I came across this interview with Joan Didion: Q: Do you admire Elegance? A: Yes, because it makes you feel better. It’s a […]

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