Listen now | Excavating teenage diaries, fat fashion and motherhood with creative icon Phoebe Wahl.
Please know I am singing "All the gnomes are fat" to the tune of "All the leaves are brown."
And now you are too. Sorry / you're welcome :)
Longtime Phoebe Wahl fan and love this convo so much!!
I am so impressed by Phoebe writing as inspired by her teenage diaries. My recent reading of my 14 yo diary was similar to her story and also feeling like it was a story. Love this concept!
I have passed this on to my daughter, the public librarian who does the teen programming and collection development. Thanks!
Thank you so much for including a transcript with each podcast episode, I know it's a LOT of work, but I really appreciate how it makes them so much more accessible!!
Love her work SO MUCH. Her books are some of the few I happily read to my toddler. And I have one of her prints framed in our living room! This isn't the point of the podcast at all, but one thing that I kept thinking about after listening was that I often romanticize artists' lifestyles. Or the lifestyles of any freelancers. I keep imagining their lives being calmer, quieter, more beautiful, more homemade loafs and teapots. But listening to this (and the response to the childcare question specifically) reminded me that anyone who really excels at their work puts in a ton of labor and isn't just sitting around drinking tea while lazily looking out the window.
Strega Nona “forever” stamps 💗
Just ordered the book AND a bunch of stickers. Hoping to put the “all bodies are good bodies” one on my work computer (I’m a pediatrician) next to protect trans lives.
We were recently told we can’t have stickers on our computers. But I’m breaking the rule.
LOVED this today!!! Phoebe is a pure delight! Love you both so much! Xoxox
I’m wearing a blue gingham sundress today, so when I opened this and saw Phoebe’s photo, I was immediately all in! So many beautiful thoughts here. I love the idea that having interests and skills can bolster your sense of self even when the world, often with your own help, is trying to make you feel shitty about your body.