The Best of [June]

Originally published on Post Grad Purpose

Is it seriously almost the Fourth of July? Summer always takes forever to get here and then when it finally arrives it feels like it’s almost over. Needless to say, June has flown by. It’s been a busy month for me between camping adventures and trips to NYC. Anyways, here’s what I’ve been loving this past month.

What I’ve been {watching}

Jane the Virgin This show is everything! The third season is finally on Netflix and I’ve been bingeing hard. I feel like a lot of people don’t watch this show, which is really their loss. It’s structured like a telenovella so it’s super dramatic and over the top, but it’s really funny, inspiring, and also incredibly heartbreaking (you’ve been warned). Also, Jane is amazing. Like, a perfect human being who I’d love to be best friends with.

What I’ve been {reading}

Sweetbitter ICYMI, I read Sweetbitter this month. Check out my full review here. It’s about a 22-year-old named Tess who moves to New York to have a fresh start and the world she finds isn’t exactly what she expected. In some ways it’s better, in other ways it’s terrifying. I definitely recommend this to fellow post grads.

Learning to Fail This was the main story is the Style section of this past Sunday’s New York Times, which I read on my train ride home from the city, NBD. It’s about the insane pressure college students put on themselves to be perfect and successful and it’s insanely relatable. I plan on writing a full post about it in a week or two so I won’t go into too much detail here. Stay tuned.

Roxane Gay profile ELLE magazine has an amazing profile of feminist writer Roxane Gay in its June issue. Seriously, this should have been their cover story. In case you don’t know who Gay is, she’s the author of Bad Feminist and the recently released memoir, Hunger. She’s incredibly outspoken and unapologetic and doesn’t hold back when it comes to sharing her opinions or defending herself. The profile, written by Marisa Meltzer, focuses on Gay’s experience as an overweight black woman who uses her writing to change people’s perspectives about different life experiences. If you’ve never heard of Gay before, or if you’re a big fan, I suggest reading this piece.

What I’ve been {listening to}

Melodrama If you haven’t listened to Lorde’s new album yet what are you even doing with your life?? She is seriously a genius and her second album (and her first album and everything she does) is proof of that. I have been listening to it nonstop since it released two weeks ago. It might not be quite as good as Pure Heroine, but it’s this close. Fave tracks: Writer in the Dark, Hard Feelings/Loveless, Sober II (Melodrama), The Louvre, ok really I could just list every song.

Post Grad Reads

Why I Insta Stalk My Career Crushes via Vogue

When You Hate the Job You’re Supposed to Love via Catapult

Template Toolbox: 2 Email Templates for Networking via Idealist Careers

How To Answer The Dreaded “Tell Us About Yourself” Question in a Job Interview via HelloGiggles


>>> Photo by Colleen Kelty


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