Freedom to be absorbed, our challenge in a painting, the world on pause, just keep moving, thrilling truths, a perfect French house.
Jessica Stanley
Shame, a G-chat affair, “you’re having the wrong feelings,” the home of the last Mitford, Himpathy, cabbage, and ill-advised parenting tips from me whi…
Jessica Stanley
Primo, 100% infallible novels to lose yourself in during scary times and feel gripped, warm, safe, emotional, human and alive.
Jessica Stanley
"... I’ve always been asking the world, 'See me, see me, please.' And now I’m, like, 'Don’t see me!'" PLUS: The problem for realist novelists, a cookbo…
Jessica Stanley
A piece that will give you back a sense of hope. Celia Paul. Parent detective work. Risk assessments. Instant Pot yay/nay? Sleepovers. “I’ll be your fa…
Jessica Stanley
Vivian Leopold James, a prayer for debut authors, some reading reccs, two potters on 19th Century farm in Paris and sad, hurting people.
Jessica Stanley
Helen Garner does the housework, coquetamine, after publication comes depression, "Instagram mama" scandals, disaster collectivism.
Jessica Stanley
Tits from the past, writing about people who don't look like you, fungal acne, our broken sense of time.
Jessica Stanley
READ: “Suddenly I heard Virginia’s voice calling to me from the sitting room window: ‘Hitler is making a speech.’ I shouted back, ‘I shan’t come. I’m p…
Jessica Stanley
READ: “In the following months, the author invited me to attend his various lectures and readings around town. I heard him talk about the idea of the p…
Jessica Stanley
“The result of the referendum was a transfer of angry feelings from many leavers, those who had been economically and socially squeezed, to remainers. …
Jessica Stanley
READ: How to kill your envy. | The nadir: a second birth story / “It feels like we are going into this alone, but I don’t mind, because I don’t need th…
Jessica Stanley