Are You a Shame Sponge?La Gardienne des Phénix (1954) by Leonor Fini Thanks to this week’s column, I’m a little fixated on shame today: how women soak up all of the am…
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Doom and GloomThe Waterfall (1910) by Henri Rousseau Things feel even more fucked than they did last week, possibly due to the clouds of ash and red sun outsi…
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We were in therapy! He pledged his devotion!
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Difficult People, Scary WorldMagnetic Mountain (1948) by Kurt Seligmann Things feel pretty fucked. I don’t know how to do anything remotely useful today, so I’m inviting you…
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Identity in the age of COVID
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Wanting attention doesn't make you disgusting.
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I took your advice and felt great. Then things got worse.
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You have to believe, in your heart, that you deserve nice things.
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A people pleaser embraces radical honesty.
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When you condemn your truest desires, you become numb to the world.
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All of your guiding beliefs are inaccurate and they're making you miserable.
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Sometimes men are so disappointing. But are my expectations too high?
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