Taking the turn of the season as an opportunity to reflect on some of the work I produced over the summer and sharing some of it here. I’m pleased to have spent another summer publishing some pieces about gender equality and women’s sports and to have broken into ESPNw and The Guardian with pieces about historic and outdated rules limiting the distance women cyclists can ride, the first woman to win the Tour de France (back when they allowed women to have a stage race). And an awesome opportunity to consider Serena Williams’ dominance and defeat at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Our lives are hardly ever lived in one straight line. My latest project, a monthly column in Glamour, allows me to talk about those moments when life takes a total turn. Each month I help tell one woman’s story of her own experience with a “180.” So far, I’ve spoken with an ad exec turned dairy farmer, a nursing home cook who became a star of one of TV’s hottest shows, a shopper and self-described hoarder who quit buying anything, and many more yet to be published…stay tuned!
I’ve started something new! A weeklyish newsletter featuring recommended reading, writing and listening. Sign up if you’re dying to know my podcast and book recommendations, or don’t want to miss the latest beautiful essay about feminism or article on the millennial generation… Because I care a lot about a lot of things, and I love to share: http://tinyletter.com/maggiejmertens
So far I’ve sent the first two issues, the next should come in the next week, or so.