Wander Weekly #1: Wonder Women

Welcome to Wander Weekly, a.k.a. what I’m consuming at the moment. That was a lot of W’s, and I’m sorry. Not that sorry, though.

In honor of the recent release of Wonder Woman, this first round-up is heavy on wonderful women.

Enjoy the first edition!

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Listening to:

  • “Line of sight” by ODESZA feat. Wynne + mansionair

ODESZA has been playing on repeat in my life lately (it’s very hard to avoid dancing at work when the beat drops in this song, but I try to limit myself to vigorous head nodding.)

Also, a fun game is trying to sing along to the chorus.

Reading:

This book is a compilation of interviews with entrepreneurial women, from product designers to filmmakers. My favorites so far have been with Thao Nguyen, lead singer of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and writer/actor/filmmaker/director Desiree Akhavan, who I previously had not heard of but now want to be my best friend.

Some good quotes:

More risk taking, less ego.

– Desiree Akhavan

I learn more about my process when something that makes me cringe emerges. If I’m not making mistakes or changing, I’m stagnating.

– artist/designer Christine Schmidt

Watching:

  • “Where the Wild Things play”

Great song, great footage, badass ladies. Thisinterview with filmmaker Krystle Wright is pretty great, too:

…a friend told me, ‘Krystle, if your mum has heard of the song then there is no way you can afford it.’ I ignored the advice and went after it and did not want to take no for an answer.

Bonus Pro Tip:

  • Use Amazon Smileto #buyallthethings instead of regular Amazon

Every time you buy something, Amazon donates a portion of the purchase price to charity, and you can choose from over 1 million charities to support. I was lazy in college and somehow never made the switch until a few months ago, but now every purchase I make kicks back a bit to the World Wildlife Fund.

 

No idea what’s going on? Me neither. Check out the first Wandering Adult article here.