Friday, July 12, 2013
Links that made me think V2
Here is some stories and links that got me thinking this week....
Andrea Gjestvang has produced a collection of portraits of young people who survived the massacre at the summer camp of Norwegian Labour Youths outside Oslo on July 22nd 2011. It is a really moving collection and reminds you of the fragility of life.
When I was in my late teens/early twenties, unfortunately like a lot of other girls, I had a pretty unhealthy relationship with my weight, never feeling quite slim enough or happy with what I had. I tried a lot of different diets but usually my love of food would have me falling off the band wagon within days of starting. These days I am a lot more accepting of my body and weight and attempt to just try and lead a healthish lifestyle with regular exercise and good meals. I can't imagine the pressure people whose body is basically their pay packet put on themselves to stay thin. This article by Kirstie Clements former Australian Vogue editor was such an eye opener for me and it made me so sad to hear about models eating tissues because it expands in their stomach and makes them feel full, I think I want to read the book after finishing the article.
I find what people spend their money on really interesting, so this article on how Australians are spending their money appealed to me.
Whats the use of working? Do the costs of childcare make it inefficent for mums to return to work?
What articles or other parts of the interweb have got you thinking this week?