The TueDo List: Virtual Hugs + Loud Clothes + Margit’s AMA
Plus a Q&A with the Modern Gen-X Woman
📖 READ: The Wing is back — with a new CEO. Even Kamala Harris is obsessed with Wordle. Things a woman has to explain to her 14-year-old daughter while watching Friends. Julia Roberts on balancing her “cool job” with raising her kids. RIP Bitch Media. A look inside Alice Walker’s journals.
👀 LOOK: Iris Apfel’s H&M collection, which sold out in .02 seconds, is getting us excited for spring fashun. The Nicest Place on the Internet, a website where strangers give you virtual hugs, sounds corny until you click. Awww.
🛒 ADD TO CART: Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop by Danyel Smith. TueNighter Marcelle Karp’s Getting Over Max Cooper. For the masochists: A Theragun for your face. Some of the special releases for Record Store Day this Saturday.
Now: White Hot: The Rise & Fall Of Abercrombie & Fitch (Netflix)
Thursday: Season 2 of The Flight Attendant. (HBO Max)
Sunday: Julia Roberts stars in Gaslit. (Starz)
TONIGHT! Ask Margit Anything — a Live Chat.
You have questions, I have answers! Maybe. 👀
Tonight, 7p.m. at this link, I’ll be taking your questions about anything and everything — maybe you want to know why I started TueNight, or how to start a content business, or the music I’m nerding out to right now, or surviving cancer or a great Brooklyn restaurant… we can cover it all, people.
All premium subscribers will have access to the AMA thread to ask questions and share comments. If you’re not already a paid subscriber, make sure you become one before the event! In addition to monthly AMAs with experts, you’ll get exclusive content from me and our Weekend Watch List, the ability to comment and join twice weekly threads and support our grown-ass lady storytelling.
STORY: The Day I Decided to Clean Up My Hometown 🌏
By Whitney Warne
“As I repetitively humbled myself, bending over to pick up each piece of discarded trash, I found myself contemplating the life cycle of each item. Where did this trash start its journey? How far did it travel to get caught in this particular branch? How were the local animal populations affected? Once I cleaned this stretch of road, how long before it looked exactly like this again? What would my mother say if she knew I hadn’t worn gloves? Who had lost so many pants???”
SPONSORED POST: Ignite Writers Collective Writing Retreat July 8-10
The Ignite Writers Collective is taking over the gorgeous Hotel Tivoli in upstate New York July 8-10, 2022 for the second @ignitewriterscollective retreat. Think delicious farm-to-table dinners, craft cocktails, a swag bag filled with literary goodies, 8.5 hours of group workshop time, and 6.5 hours of scheduled butt-in-a-chair writing time. If you're looking to kickstart your writing practice, are in the middle of a project and need to get un-stuck or are looking for the accountability and feedback of a committed community, this retreat is for you.
All retreat attendees will also receive a 30-minute private storytelling consultation with host Ruthie Ackerman, an award-winning writer and editor who has worked with hundreds of writers, at all levels, to unearth the story beneath their stories and help shape the mess and muck of their lives into tales they’re proud to tell. She is the former deputy editor of ForbesWomen and her writing has appeared in Glamour, Oprah Magazine, WSJ, Refinery29, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Salon, Slate and more.
Members of The TueNight Social will receive a 20% off discount when you register using this link and mention you heard about the event from us.
TUENIGHT 10: Jackie Ghedine
Basic bio: Jackie Ghedine is a career coach, business strategist, and co-founder of Modern Gen X Woman, a group on a mission to make Generation X the wealthiest female generation. Jackie does this by helping women articulate their value so they can demand their worth. Each week, the Modern Gen X Woman podcast provides insights, ideas, and strategies to support women achieve professional success.
Beyond the bio: My nickname is the Jack Russell of humans because I'm fun, optimistic, and full of energy. When I want something, I sink my teeth in and don't let go until I get it. I believe success doesn't have to mean sacrifice. Fun fact: I'm an only child, married to an only child and we have an only child.
What makes you a grown-ass lady? We've been brainwashed to believe if we work hard we'll get noticed. It's BS and I want to stop perpetuating this myth. As I entered my 40s I also recognized my worth is not determined by anyone else and I don't need external validation to know I'm worthy. I am enough.
Here’s her TueNight 10:
Can't stop/won't stop: Exercising with the Mirror and listenting to Bob Proctor's Manifestation Meditation
Jam of the minute: Anytime I want to get a jolt of happy energy, The Killers’ Mr. Brightside.
Thing I miss: My dad. He’s been gone almost nine years and I miss him every single day.
'80s crush: John Taylor from Duran Duran.
Current crush: Shemar Moore.
Latest fav find: Obsessed with Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice tea.
Last thing you lost: My eyeglasses and boy oy boy is it hard to do anything when I misplace them.
Best thing that happened recently: Morning snuggles with my 13-year-old daughter (love she still enjoys this every morning).
Looking forward to: Turning 50 this summer. My life has been amazing and the next chapter will be even better!
Happy Earth Day, TueNighters! Every little action helps.