More about bathers at asnieres…
If you loved hearing from Steven Barrett about Bathers at Asnières (1884), the Georges Seurat painting, and want to read more, check out this article:
ana sampson's recommendations for reading women!
Ana Sampson's Babble Talks was inspired by the research she did for her poetry anthology, She Is Fierce. Check out that collection and her others on her website! Ana also speaks of her personal experience of finding solace in poetry as a new parent, when he ability to concentrate on reading had plummeted. Her talk covers many incredible writers, including the following:
Hera Lindsay Bird
Liz Berry – The Republic of Motherhood
England: Poems from a School – compiled by Kate Clanchy
For reading diversely with children:
Billy and the Dragon by Nadia Shireen
Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
The Girls by Lauren Ace
We Are Family by Patricia Hegarty
You Choose In Space by Pippa Goodheart
The Dinosaur Department Store by Lily Murray
Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Girls Can Do Anything
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World
And some current novel recommendations:
Clare Lombardo's The Most Fun We Ever Had
Kate Reed Petty's True Story (out in August)
Thank you, Ana!
INCREDIBLE PERSPECTIVES ON OUR EARTH
If you haven't already, take a look at the BBC's incredible Earth From Space series, to get a different view on our world.
archaeology in 3D…
In his talk on the archaeology of London, Paul Duncan McGarrity mentions the incredible site SketchFab. The Museum of London Archaeology have worked with them to create 3D models of archeological sites and you can view them all online here.
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Ruth, Ian and Julian x
From Ruth Bennett, Babble Talks co-founder
I hung up the phone on someone today. I didn’t know how else to protect myself from the person swearing at me. Not just swearing at me, but accusing me of considering her to be an *insert swear word here*. I think that’s worse, isn’t it? Having words you would never use put into your mouth? I hung up but the damage was done.
I’m happy to share what they said (without the swearing) because it shows how there can be such a chasm between intention, action and interpretation.
They believe that our slogan ‘reclaim your brain’ is offensive to mothers who choose to stay at home, because it shows we think that they are ‘brain-dead ******’.
I’m not going to engage with a stranger who calls me on the phone to tell me that. But I do have some things that I would like to say in response, now I’ve finished having a little cry:
If you’re wondering, running a start-up like Babble Talks doesn’t work like a job where someone else pays you. It happens at night mostly, after I’ve finished working, Baby J is asleep and once Ian has had a chance to decompress from his full-time job … of being a dad. Our in-person events are on hold but we are still running online because we believe in what Babble Talks is. Thank you to the many people who have supported, and continue to support us in what we do.
Love, Ruth x