Pausing to @WalkIntoABook w/Miranda K. Pennington — #KatieSpeakShow Ep90 05/27/2017

In brief: Miranda K. Pennington is one of my favorite people, so it’s no wonder that her newly released memoir “A Girl Walks Into A Book: What the Brontes Taught Me About life, Love and Women’s Work” is one of my favorites of the year. In our extended chat, we talk about the role literature has played in our lives, female friendship, how the nature of “women’s work” has (and hasn’t) changed, mental health stigma, non-traditional dating, and more!

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Enhanced audio: Pausing to @WalkIntoABook w/Miranda K. Pennington — #KatieSpeakShow Ep90 05/27/2017

Links to on-air references:

My take…

My piece for Teen Vogue: “Why I’m Worried About Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts to Food Assistance Programs”

The non-partisan (yes, really) Congressional Budget Office analysis of: H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act of 2017

“CBO Continues to Show Millions Would Pay More for Less Under House Republican Health Bill” via Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


Get “A Girl Walks Into a Book” — available everywhere!

“The Dangers Of The ‘Cool Girl’ Ideal” by Julie DiCaro at The Establishment

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Miranda K. Pennington: Twitter; Facebook

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