Friday Media Prep:Self-Care Is A Many Splendid Things

Every Friday we will feature the inspiring books, movies, TV shows, and other works of art you have to check out. Please share your suggestions below!

The weekend is just around the corner, and today’s list features just the kind of content you’re going to want to delve into while you relax on the sofa with a cup of tea (or a flask). From Big Freedia to a cute English dude, these pieces of media have kept me afloat and smiling when I’d much rather be sulking over the cold. Enjoy!

Reading

“I Spend $2,116 On My Beauty Routine, But Only $12 On My Skin” by Quinta Brunson for Glamour

If you’ve spent any amount of time on the internet or texting with friends there’s a chance you’ve come across a gif or meme of Ms. Brunson. To call her hilarious and lovable would be a serious understatement. She spent years working with Buzzfeed, but now she is taking television by storm. Glamour got her to share her beauty routine, which you’re gonna love. It’s honest, simple, but also fabulously extra in ways that are relatable.

You can read it {here}

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Brunson, Illustration by Aimee Sy

Art

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Image via legacy.com

The Art of Tamara Natalie Madden is captivating while managing to be iconoclastic. Without knowing it, you find yourself wrestling with multiple disciplines and emotions in the presence of her artwork. Sadly, she passed away in 2017, but her voice lives on in every canvas. You can see some pieces of her work below.  All images are courtesy of The Morning News. You can see the rest {here}

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“Bee Keeper” from her series The Guardians
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“Keeper of the Golden City”
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“The Black Queen”

Watch 

And finally, to the videos! First up is musician (and gorgeous icon) Big Freedia. She sat down with Broadly to talk about identity, finding your voice, and owning your truth. As a fellow unicorn, I loved this video. Check it out.

 

Last, but certainly not least, is the lovely music of Loyle Carner. This criminally young British rapper has been on repeat in my ear since 2018 and for good reason: fresh lyrics, captivating beats, and tons heart. Below is his song “The Isle of Arran” which is a gut-punch. Enjoy!

Now that my part is finished, it’s your turn to go out and turn up for the weekend, in whatever way you choose. See you next week!

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