Tuesday BARB UP January 23, 2018

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You know the adage, the personal is political? I’m feeling, particularly in the last few months, that the world of politics is infiltrating my personal life. That I wake up with my face shaped like Edvard Munch’s Ghoul. Do you feel that way? Is there a way to separate what is happening in Washington from what’s happening within you?

That’s my question, really. I don’t have the answer yet. If you do, let me know.

Mary J. Blige: “I’m happy for the people being set free. There’s a lot of women that have been suffering with this huge secret for years, and they’re speaking, and they’re helping other women feel empowered. Because this thing has caused women to feel less than. I know that feeling of having secrets that hold you and cause you to feel inferior or insecure and not equal.”

Cecile Richards: “My mom did not go to fancy schools, but she still became the governor of Texas in the early ’90s. She said “Cecile, this is the only life you get and there are no do-overs. You have to take every chance and every opportunity you get and just think what is the worst that can happen?” ”

Cindy Gallop did it: scored a 2 million dollar invest in Make Love Not Porn. YES.

Women in the running.

RIP, Naomi Parker Fraley who inspired Rosie the Riveter.

Don’t mess with Nan Goldin.

Also the gymnasts.

Loneliness affects sleep, amongst other things.

So there’s a Woody Allen statue.

And now have a laugh with Janelle James.

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