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A LITTLE BIT OF A LOT #6
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This is ALBOAL #6 - July Edition. It’s a little bit of A LOT of things, an update on my life, a small taste, short notes, bullet points, and something curated by moi. I collect things I feel are worth sharing. I hope that for the people who are subscribed to my newsletter that there is something for everyone.
I won't sugarcoat it. July has been hazy; I felt mixed emotions after my book came out for many reasons. I was on a high for reaching the anticipated date, June 13th, a day etched in my mind for the last year, the ultimate check off the to-do list and the low that came after, which shocked me a little since I was feeling vibrant and energized after returning from Italy. If I sit with it, it's unsurprising because I tend to focus on what didn't happen instead of everything that did and believe me when I say, A LOT of beautiful things happened and are still happening. I also didn't account for the grief that bubbled after it was released. I didn't notice it in true Ange fashion—more like I tried to ignore it. Another reason for the melancholy is that my sweet cousin is dying, and my mother is his primary caregiver since his father is mentally unable to, which has been hard on her. My cousin survived a near drowning when he was six and lives with brain damage from that time. He was a Paralympic weight lifter and skier in his younger years and has such a wicked sense of humour that I tear up from laughing when we are together. He is now in hospice care and doesn't have much time left.
Read more of my thoughts on my book release and the tenderness that comes after. Click to read Now what, Julia, The tender moments after your book launch, shown through the characters Julia Roberts played, because why not?
ART BY JANET HILL
#1 ART THAT MAKES ME … SWOON
I came across Janet Hill's art over a year ago and can't get enough. She is a Canadian artist. The first one that tugged on my heartstrings was the woman sipping tea or coffee in bed surrounded by cats. I can't decide what print I want because I want them ALL.
#2 DATE NIGHT NACHOS WITH MY FAVOURITE COOK, MATTY MATHESON
#3 BEIGE FLAGS
I almost woke up my partner while listening to this before bed the other night because I was laughing so hard. “YELLOW.” Beige Flags has become a viral TIKTOK prompt that invites us all to share our people’s odd and most goofy traits. In stressful times, we need to laugh.
#4 Satan Wants You Documentary
I patiently waited until this was coming to the Victoria film festival. It just so happens that my partner and I are friends with one of the filmmakers, NBD! We saw Sean last week, and I got the inside scoop on some of his upcoming projects that I am also excited about. I am counting down the days until August 11th.
#5 Piacere Ears
Fun Ange fact- I love Paris
#6 Ange’s Reading Room
The Witness Wore Red - The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders To Justice Written By Rebecca Musser with M.Bridget Cook
Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family.
Love Pamela By Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson's blond bombshell image was ubiquitous in the 1990s. Discovered in the stands during a Canadian football game, she was quickly launched into superstardom, becoming Playboy's favorite cover girl and an emblem of Hollywood glamour and sex appeal. Yet the Pamela Anderson we think we know was created through happenstance rather than careful cultivation. Love, Pamela brings forth her true story: that of a small-town girl getting tangled up in her own dream.
Angela Y Davis
This beautiful new edition of Angela Davis’s classic Autobiography features an expansive new introduction by the author.“I am excited to be publishing this new edition of my autobiography with Haymarket Books at a time when so many are making collective demands for radical change and are seeking a deeper understanding of the social movements of the past.” —Angela Y. DavisAngela Davis has been a political activist at the cutting edge of the Black Liberation, feminist, queer, and prison abolitionist movements for more than 50 years.
Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
From renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this is the book for you. Dr. Barkley takes you through the process of seeking professional help, addresses frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments, and offers a wealth of advice and tips-all science-based. Featuring the latest resources and medication facts, the revised and updated second edition includes new or expanded discussions of mindfulness, emotional self-control, time management, building a successful career, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and more. Finally, an authoritative one-stop resource to help you take back your life from ADHD.
#7 The Girl From Ipanema
#8 COLLECTION OF FUNNIES
#9 REAONS FOR TRIGGERS
From Britt Frank’s post
One of the myths that often comes out of toxic spirituality is the idea that EVERYTHING that triggers us about someone else is a reflection of OUR denied qualities or is a manifestation caused by “low vibrational thinking.”
Yes, Projection is real…and POWERFUL. Doing inner work and integrating shadow content is important.
We live in human bodies on a planet subject to natural laws, physics, and shitty human behavior. Not everything can be labeled “projection” or “low vibe thinking” at every time for every situation.
Besides projection of our own denied qualities, people may trigger us because they have gifts or talents we want to have, because they remind us of someone else, because we can empathically feel their pain, or …
because they are acting like assholes and causing harm.
Sometimes people use the word “projection” to victim-blame, to avoid responsibility, and to manipulate. It is NOT “always” projection.
Hope you enjoyed this July round, See you in August!