Monday Motivation

I came back from Nashville this weekend, and ever since I have been reading and catching up on my podcasts. This week I am trying to finish my book Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, so that I can move on to a few other books I have on my summer reading list. So far Middlesex has been a fantastic read, and it has followed me everywhere so that I can slip in a few pages here and there. Aside from summer reading, here are some other things I have been interested in!

In Nashville I stopped at this really eclectic coffee shop called Atmalogy Coffee Shop, which doubles as a space for artists to rent out rooms to work and create. So cool! While I was there I picked up some really beautiful pieces of jewelry by atma + indigo.


A great article from the New York Times, talking about the differences in how we talk to boys and girls. It discusses the different ways in which parents communicate with their kids based on gender, such as the vocabulary used and how often they sing to their child.  It goes into how this impacts when children take part in creative writing assignments and English classes, as these are the spaces for which emotional exposure is expected and male students tend to shy away from.

All Eyez on Me, the Tupac Shakur movie, is out in theaters, and I am thinking about going to see it. I have appreciated Tupac’s poetry and work for quite sometime, and I am looking forward to seeing how the film portrays his story.

CNN published an article which expressed disagreeing viewpoints by celebrities who personally knew the rapper.


And to end, here is a fiery and lovely quote by Madeline Albright…

 “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” 





Author: elementsofhill

Feminist, coffee enthusiast, writer.

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