What letter would you write to your teenage self?

I’ve been reading Nicola Morgan’s Letter to my teenage self. Her teenage years weren’t happy, and the novelist and author of The Teenage Guide to Stress and Blame my Brain empathises with that teenage self. She wants today’s teenagers to understand what’s going on in their heads so they can be less hard on themselves; can see how their current worries will fade in the long run.

“You are a work in progress; you are becoming and have not become; you are not finished, and with luck you never will be: there’s always room to change.”

It got me thinking about what a similar letter from myself would look like. Read More →

The feminists who made waves in the 70s and 80s are ageing, and some of them are talking publicly about it. Lynne Segal gives her perspective in Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing.

She ponders the question “how should we live our lives?” A question just as relevant in old age, which, she says, “should be posed so long as we are still capable of asking it.”

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