I'm currently listening to Noah & The Whale's "5 Years Time" and if you are looking for an upbeat, very summery soundtrack to accompany reading this, I highly recommend the track.
When it came to writing, May was INCREDIBLE. Worthy of all caps.
- On May 3, I was in the Washington Post with my essay "Donald Trump speaks like a sixth-grader. All politicians should." Read it here.
- On May 21, I again argued the merits of simple language for Salon, in an essay exploring the politics of words. Read it here.
- After nearly two years in the making, my poem "The Women" appeared in words(on)pages' 13th issue of (parenthetical). I love words(on)pages so it was fun to see my name in one of their chapbooks. Read the poem here.
- Brigid Schulte's insightful "Overwhelmed: Love, Work, And Play When No One Has The Time", on the time pressure of (American) modern life offers something for everyone who has ever felt there isn't enough time in the day. Read the book, or (if you haven't got the time) a summary of it, on Schulte's website.
- SELFIE by Rachel Syme will make you realize the revolutionary potential of your own face.
- If you've ever been called a job-hopper, read this Forbes article.
May was a wonderful mix of client work. I spent time on everything from website copy to op-eds to content marketing work to communications planning.
On a personal note, I also got a new, summery haircut that I *love.* Thanks Studio B!
What's coming up in June
I am very excited for June.
- on June 14, I'm speaking at MARCOM Forum in Ottawa on storytelling for internal communications. Too many organizations neglect internal communications, and I'm looking forward to discussing storytelling as a technique to motivate and inspire employees. Join me.
- June 22 at 7pm at Dora Keogh Pub (141 Danforth Ave) is the Toronto launch of Boobs. I'll be there and if you live in Toronto, it would be great to see you there too.
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