On this month’s installment of What We’re Watching, Reading & Listening To, we are highlighting a highly anticipated book release, an engrossing podcast, a feminist art exhibition, as well as conversations about male allies and moving forward with the #MeToo movement.
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Becoming Michelle Obama
We wish you could’ve seen the victory dance we did after receiving the shipping confirmation email for Michelle Obama’s first book earlier this week. Forever our FLOTUS, Michelle Obama is one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era AND she crushes Carpool Karaoke. Her memoir chronicles the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood in Chicago to her years in the White House. We can’t wait to devour it before seeing her our tour next month.
The Women Rule podcast
Downloading a few of these for our holiday flights. The Women Rule podcast is an intimate look at the experiences of professional women and their paths to success. POLITICO writer and host Anna Palmer asks how they made it, the challenges and opportunities they faced along the way, the lessons they’ve learned, the insights they’ve gained and what advice would they would give a woman looking to lead.
“Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection”
Spanning almost 100 years, this exhibition at Brooklyn Museum focuses on historical and contemporary work by more than 50 artists who combine message and medium to engage with political and social issues, and in turn, create work that’s radical and inspiring. Artists include: Beverly Buchanan, Sue Coe, Renee Cox, Nona Faustine, Harmony Hammond, the Guerrilla Girls, Käthe Kollwitz, An-My Lê, Yolanda López and more.
It’s at the top of our list for our next trip to New York. Until then, we’re poring over the preview.
New York Times New Rules Summit
Reason #58172910 for why we love the New York Times: It recently hosted a leadership conference focused on helping decision-makers create inclusive, equitable cultures that are conducive to the success of women. We are tuning into the video seminars, including ‘How to Be a Male Ally’ with Michael Ian Black and former NFL player Wade Davis; ‘#MeToo, Now What?’ with Katie Couric and Amber Tamblyn; and ‘Nevertheless, They Persisted,’ with Cecile Richards and Samantha Bee.