Only The Beautiful Moment with Abdi Nazemian
Circling back to this one to say - I read Only This Beautiful Moment and LOVED it. Thank you for putting it on my radar. ❤️
My Substack hasn;t updated or something this is the last episode I see
I listened to this podcast and Hollywood 2 and then Kelly Corrigan Wonders came on with an interview with Jewel from PBS. I love Kelly Corrigan and I did NOT know this much about Jewel. But, she speaks to so much of what was discussed in this podcast and she is amazing. I think anyone would want to listen to this. Absolutely amazing example of a young person finding her own way despite all the horrid ways she was treated. I had no idea! And doing so much for young people like Abdi’s books.
Also I had a cat named Easter, I called him easy for short.
Thank you guys so much for talking about Tori! She has always been everything to me, and it’s so nice when others feel that way too. This has been a very challenging week and thank you guys for being here.
Just pre-ordered Abdi's new book and bought Like a Love Story!
Proposal for Hollywood 2: Atlanta. I know. I know I know I know. But hear me out. Atlanta is very different from the rest of Georgia, which means we're not well represented in our state government. If Atlanta had more numbers, we might be able to finally pull the rest of the state (and other southeastern cities) into the light. Imagine what could happen if a bunch of smart, creative, loud women showed up and started influencing stuff. We already have a fair amount of film and TV infrastructure to get you started because the state provides a generous tax break for production projects. If male-run, male-benefiting media corporations are taking advantage of this, why shouldn't newer, female-run businesses grab hold of the same perks? To boot, the city of Atlanta provides tax breaks to minority and female owned businesses -- a little something to make up for the era when our systems didn't serve women and minorities very well. Atlanta is extremely diverse, including our leaders. Our mayors have been people of color for longer than I've been alive. Our current city council is roughly: 70% black+brown, 30% women, and 20% LGBTQIA. It's a major US city with one of the most efficiently-run airports in the world and offers more direct flights than most US airports. We're lacking in transit but so is LA and some of us here are really working on that. We get four distinct seasons (for now), and we're known as "The City in the Forest" because we love our trees so much. I know it gets pretty hot for a couple of months, but literally everywhere is air-conditioned. People think we don't support the arts because in the 1960s, nearly all of our wealthy art patrons were killed in a plane crash in Orly, France. But that just means our art institutions aren't as strong as those in other cities. Culturally, however, art rules here. One example: our version of the Highline, The BeltLine, is actually a 22-mile loop and permanently attached to a nonprofit, Art On The BeltLine, that funds and executes one of the largest, ongoing, outdoor, art exhibits in the country with long and short term installations and performances. I could go on. All the ingredients are here just waiting for women (and queer people, and even more people of color) who know what they're doing to swoop in and take it. Come do it! Please!!! PLEASE?!?!?!?!
Woohoo for names! I had a cat named Easter and a rat named Jupiter. And I also got to name a cow once so she was Cornflake. Tori songs make the best names for animals!
Omg chefs never want to do want I need! Is it that hard to leave the sauce off!!?? Never related more.
I loved the interview with Abdi. I haven’t read any of his books but just pre-ordered the one coming out! I’m excited to read it!
I loved Ordinary Joe. I was so sad it didn’t get renewed.
Re: IG therapists, can recommend Dr. Han Ren also!
Listening now! Therapist Jeff - what’s his Instagram handle? Love a good therapist post! I follow thebraincoach, peaceful_barb and drmanalhilriaz
On the other hand, love some good sarcasm with momsbehavingbadly and reductress!!!
very much here for modernized takes on love languages - but here is a fun convo about origin https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-5-love-languages/id1651876897?i=1000609782068
Loved hearing from Abdi and also interesting to hear comparisons between this and last strikes, the anger, and LOVED the story about Tori Amos "Writers, rise up!"
Busy’s Tori Amos fandom is one of my favorite things about her. It’s such a treat when she talks about Tori.