Ecstasy and Agony of Being A Grandmother (NYT) – “That is the weird self-annihilation at the heart of the job, as the novelist Edwidge Danticat observed. The ultimate goal of raising a child, she wrote is to give the child everything she needs to leave you: ‘to get bigger, smarter, to crawl, babble, walk, speak, to have birthdays that you hope you’ll live to see.’
Raising Boys Today (Washington Post) – A series of stories about parents trying to raise good guys in an era of toxic masculinity
The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson) – the epic story of America’s Great migration of 6 million African Americans from the south to the north from early 1900s through the 1970s. SO FASCINATING.
Women’s Social Clubs (No Man’s Land Podcast) – a brief history of women’s social clubs including “colored women’s club” and a club of women formed in a Japanese internment camp that still meet today through the Women’s march and new missions.
Orphan Drugs (99% invisible) – discusses the path to get drugs to market for diseases that are rare, but important
Health Policy Questions (What the Health) – amazing reporters from the Hill (all women, BTW!) answer questions about health policy including fetal tissue research
But That’s What Happened (This American Life) – stories about women having unsettling things happen to them – including gynecology exams under anesthesia. NB: we plan to discuss more on the podcast soon.
Mary Queen of Scots – in theaters now, a story about the parallel lives of Mary and Elizabeth (the first) in which their different reproductive choices come to define them
Big Mouth (Netflix) – animated series about puberty; pretty crass and pretty real
and if we’re being really honest, Queer Eye – More than A Makeover (thanks Netflix) which has literally nothing to do with women’s health but is oh so enjoyable 🙂