Links! Ellen Page! Photoshop! Storytelling! Let It Go!

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  • Doing the rounds all over my Facebook and Twitter feeds this last week was Ellen Page’s coming out speech, which happened on Feb 14 at a Human Rights Campaign conference for LGBT youths. It is an absolutely beautiful speech which is well worth the time it will take you to watch it.
  • Four women took part in an experiment where they were photographed and Photoshopped to look like magazine-cover models. Their reactions will surprise you.
  • The chances are that there is somebody in your life who is suffering from a form of depression. Here is how you can help them cope.
  • Felix Barrett, director of Punchdrunk, talks about the future of storytelling in a digital age where everything is available at a click of your mouse.
  • Back in 2011, the traditional Maltese buses were replaced with new models when the transport system was privatised. This video documents the final days of the old ‘xarabank’.
  • I’ve linked to Christina Bianco videos before. The excellent performer does spot-on impressions of music’s greatest divas. Here she is with her cover of Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen
  • This is not an easy read, but it is essential. How the lines of consent are blurred, and admitting to yourself that, no, these things do not “just happen”.
  • Joan Didion on telling stories and facing rejection.
  • A list of 10 creative rituals you should definitely steal.
  • If you’ve ever thought about the possibility of donating your eggs, this is a must-read.
  • On a heartening note, doctors are now prescribing books as a way of dealing with depression. Reading helps us feel we are not alone, and helps us connect.
1 Comment
  • Sarah
    February 21, 2014

    That’s the first time I’ve seen that Ellen Page video. She looked terrified but what a beautiful speech!

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