The TueDo List: Surprising Intimacies
Our September Issue! ➕ Dating Workshop, Keanu montage & Monica, we love you.
📖 READ: We all owe Monica Lewinsky an apology. Sotomayor’s dissent. On radical acceptance (mindfulness and compassion) as the key to coping. Stop wondering if you’re “too old." How to grieve for a very good dog (you will need tissues). We want to be Zandra Rhodes when we grow up.
❤️ DONATE: Chip in for Texas abortion funds.
🛒 ADD TO CART: Michaela Coel’s new book, Misfits: A Personal Manifesto. Vintage, restored bags for anyone else who thinks Coach peaked in the ‘80s. Tyra Banks and Lionel Ritchie made us ice cream. The Strategist rounds up the best fall pants.
🗓 ADD TO CALENDAR: October 2 is the next Women’s March.
Thursday: The second season of Wu-Tang: An American Saga. (Hulu)
Also Thursday: No Responders Left Behind, the documentary about advocating for 9/11 first responders, with Jon Stewart.
NEW ISSUE: Surprising Intimacies
I met my new physical therapist this afternoon. We were masked up and didn’t shake hands, but just nodded (with an awkward hint of a bow?) by way of introduction. Minutes later this burly fellow was arranging my legs, pressing on my hips, clam-shelling my knees, and putting me in all manner of awkward, strength-testing poses to assess my abilities. It was… a bit of an intimacy disconnect.
This month our stories are all about what we are calling “surprising intimacies” — moments, people, rituals that are a little accidental, seemingly of little consequence, but help us spot-check our own humanity. Our stories include:
Wendi Aarons on the pandemic treasure of going to the movies alone.
Toya Smith on what she learned from the world’s worst blind date.
Lu Checkowsky recalls the man who got her name tattooed on his hip.
Angela Bronner Helm leaves herself open to curious advances from a much older man.
Dive in! (Just make sure you wash your hands first and mask up. Thanks.)
WORKSHOP: How to Hack Dating in Midlife
STARTS TOMORROW! This is one of our premier, exclusive events this year. Whether you’re getting out there for the first time in a long time, or dating is old hat, this class will give you the tools you need to succeed in online dating. In this interactive class series facilitated by dating expert Erika Ettin, we will examine what you are putting out there in the dating world including:
How to present your best self online and in-person
How to turn an online interaction into an in-person date
How to manage and what to expect on the date itself
And so much more!
TueNighters can register here.
Non-members can register here.
TUENIGHT 10: Erika Ettin
Here’s a little more about our dating coach, Erika Ettin (see her workshop above!) Erika is an official online dating pro — she’s written a book about online dating, co-hosts a podcast about it, and starting tomorrow, she’s going to give TueNighters who want to get back out there “a little nudge” in the right direction…
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Happy New Year, TueNighters!