The TueDo List: Roe Reflections + Rage Recipes + Barbiecore
Plus money tips for Gen Xers in a shaky economy
📖 READ: The abortion stories we didn’t tell. Cold water swimming can help with depression and menopausal turmoil. Money tips for Gen Xers in a shaky economy. How two women with the exact same name became best friends. My adult children are moving out, and “I may be getting a little giddy.” Annie Lennox still gets stage fright, but enjoys singing with her musician daughter. Dear Gen X, can we talk honestly about aging? The women who built grunge.
👀 LOOK: The new David Bowie Barbie doll sold out in like two days. Meanwhile, Barbiecore is the new black? Kim Fields isn’t too keen on reboots. We’d like a Loud Women Festival on this side of the pond, please and thank you.
🤣 LOL: How men think women’s bodies work. Some recipes to make when you lose your bodily autonomy. Our new skin serum is anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, anti-old, and deeply ageist to its core. Don’t watch this Maya Rudolph Loot skit until the kids have left the room.
Wednesday: Rebecca Rittenhouse plays a 30-something psychic in rom-com Maggie. (Hulu)
Friday: Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson in Thor: Love & Thunder (theaters), Juliette Binoche stars in Both Sides of the Blade (theaters), and the new HGTV-style series How To Build a Sex Room (Netflix).
Sunday: Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong return in Season 3 of Tuca & Bertie. (Adult Swim, HBO Max)
Monday: Carol Burnett guest stars on Better Call Saul. (AMC)
IT’S ME, MARGIT: Gen-X Reflections on Life Under Roe
The Sunday after Roe was struck down, I met up with my friend Sulyn for dinner in Brooklyn. She arrived sweaty and amped up from the Pride parade here in NYC — all tank top, rainbow bandana, and brightly colored shades. I haven’t seen Sulyn since she moved to Colorado four years ago and she practically bounced into my arms. We hugged for a long time and then we shook our heads in disbelief and sadness.
“20 years ago I was part of a human chain that blocked off the Holland Tunnel to protest the gag rule. We got arrested, but it did we feel like we made a difference…. It wasn’t for shit.”
“No no, it was, it was — you made a difference.” I tried to console her, to console us. But even I wasn’t sure.
TUENIGHT 10: Juliana Nash, Musician and Educator
Basic bio: Juliana is an empty nester, rocker, and songwriting and singing mama. After leading a 4-piece rock band for a decade and owning a music venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, she now teaches voice to teenagers at the Rock Academy in Woodstock.
Beyond the bio: At 45 I had a full-on identity crisis which led to alcohol addiction and depression. I had stopped singing and writing music to be a mom and I suffered because I gave up what truly fulfilled me. I became a mom at 37 and 40 so most of my adult life I did music and followed my dream. Now, at 58, I am sober. I am happy. My children are in college and doing great. I am releasing a new album in June of 2022.
What makes you a grown-ass lady? To be a grown-ass lady you have to uncover, discover and discard. AND GROW.
Here’s her TueNight 10:
On the nightstand: The Searcher by Tana French.
Can't stop/won't stop: Writing music and singing.
Thing I miss: The Boston and NYC rock scenes in the early 90's!
'80s crush: Brad Pitt.
Current crush: My guy Anthony.
Latest fav find: SanRe organic skincare.
Last thing you lost: My innocence.
Best thing that happened recently: TueNight asked me to answer these questions.
Looking forward to: Peace.
We’re with you, TueNighters!