“The label can be used if they cry at a seeming whim, have suicidal ideation, are jealous—or, sometimes, when they do nothing more than stand up for themselves.” On Heart Berries and what we mean when we call women crazy. | The Walrus
My essay on how the aesthetic of minimalism is used as a selling tactic on Instagram, for Real Life, was included on Frieze Magazine’s Weekend Reading list, thanks!
Tatum Dooley unpicks how Instagram influencers deploy a minimalist aesthetic: ‘Minimalism, or pseudo-minimalism, turns out to be a handy undercover vehicle for consumer obsession: aesthetically pleasurable, and suggestive of high-minded austerity, it obscures its own extravagance. It signals virtue while suggesting that beauty and the good are one and the same.’
My essay “The Problem With Hitchcock Blondes,” was included in Rookie Magazine’s roundup of daily links: “This take on the theme of women and possession in Hitchcock films makes for some quality brain food.”