Steinem At Home
“How do you know that? Nobody knows that.” - Gloria Steinem, Icon. It was 1968 and ‘New York’ magazine was just starting. Steinem knew Sondheim was a fiend for British-style crossword puzzles. Sondheim did end up writing puzzles for the magazine in its first year, until quitting to write the musical ‘Company’. For her 80th birthday, friends had presented her with a log bench in Central Park near the ‘Metropolitan Museum of Art’. After three decades as America's best-loved feminist Steinem began taking care of herself several years ago. Turning the apartment where she'd camped out of boxes for 20 years into an eclectic, overstuffed nest. While writing ‘Revolution Within: A Book of Self-Esteem’ (Little, Brown, 1993) she realised that the little girl who had nursed her mentally ill mother in a rat-infested farmhouse in Toledo, Ohio, had made a career as a caretaker of social change. In 1971, when she was a freelance writer and a political columnist for ‘New York’ magazine she agreed to co-found ‘Ms.’ magazine. Steinem's two-year commitment stretched to nearly two decades at ‘Ms.’. Now, freed of the day-to-day management of the magazine where she still serves as consulting editor she has had time to write again, time to muse, time to nest. And now she’s expanded. Nine years ago, she bought the apartment beneath the one where she'd long lived and connected the two. From the living room where she held the first meetings for what would become ‘Ms.’ magazine in 1971, Steinem has installed a kitchen, guest room and study on the ground floor, a bedroom, parlour and dining nook above. Steinem is finally home. #neonurchin#neonurchinblog#dedicatedtothethingswelove#suzyurchin#ollyurchin#art#music#photography#fashion#film#words#pictures#neon#urchin#gloriasteinem#writer#msmagazine#activist#feminist#icon#newyorker#political#producer
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Steinem At Home
“I was walking in the theatre district, and I stopped by a delicatessen and there were three or four showgirls from some Broadway show, and they were in full regalia and headdresses and makeup, and they were standing there and ordering pastrami sandwiches, and nobody gave it a second thought. And I thought, Oh, I want to live here.” - Gloria Steinem, Icon. And that was the day Steinem fell in love with New York City on a visit from ‘Smith College’ in the mid-1950s. During Steinem’s childhood her father used to shuttle the family around the country in a trailer, buying and selling antiques along the way to support them. The closest they had to a home base was Clarklake, Mich., where her father ran a summer dance pavilion, until the autumn weather chased them south toward Florida or California. Living in trailer parks is sobering. Her parents split up when she was 10 and she became caretaker for her mentally ill mother in East Toledo, Ohio. She did not attend school regularly until about seventh grade. Later Steinem’s travels took her to ‘Smith’ and then a two-year fellowship in India. When she arrived in New York for good in 1960, it was to be a journalist, as her mother once was. Steinem rode that groundswell, writing about the culture of the then-new birth control pill for ‘Esquire’ and going undercover as a Bunny at the then new ‘Playboy’ club for ‘Show’ magazine. “To this day when people don’t like me they introduce me as a former Bunny, as a put-down. On the other hand, I did improve the working conditions for those women.” She also became a notable person-about-town. In 1969 ‘Time’ magazine called her “one of the best dates to take to a New York party these days — or, failing such luck, one of the most arresting names to drop,” adding that she had “legs worthy of her miniskirts and a brain that keeps conversation lively without getting tricky.” Ms. Steinem recalled those years in a less glamorous light. “If we spent $10 on a night out, we’d say, ‘Where are we going to get $10?’” she said. At parties, if things got too high-hat, she would say she was feeling the effects of her malaria and excuse herself. #neonurchin#neonurchinblog
1 71 hour ago
Steinem At Home
“As I walk around neighbourhoods in New York, I sometimes think that I and many others could write a memoir just saying what happened to us at a particular place. I think of that as I pass the building on Fifth Avenue where Harvey Kurtzman and I had our first one-room office. We used to eat at the 'Gypsy Tea Kettle’ where they gave you a sandwich and a palm reading at the same time. Are those still around? They were a small chain.” - Gloria Steinem, Icon. Gloria Steinem started her career as a C.I.A. operative, got her break as a Playboy Bunny, married Christian Bale’s father and now produces a show for the cable television channel ‘Viceland’. Ms. Steinem would also call herself a New Yorker, a fact that sometimes gets lost amid her well-traveled biography. She has lived in the same apartment for nearly 50 years, since she and a friend rented the parlour floor of what is now a duplex for $300 a month. In 1969, when she was writing for ‘New York’ magazine she considered running for city comptroller on a ticket with Norman Mailer and Jimmy Breslin, whose platform included building a monorail around Manhattan. Like a true New Yorker, she has never learned to drive. #neonurchin#neonurchinblog#dedicatedtothethingswelove#suzyurchin#ollyurchin#art#music#photography#fashion#film#words#pictures#neon#urchin#gloriasteinem#writer#msmagazine#activist#feminist#icon#newyorker#political#producer
10/10 · A couple of months ago I fulfilled my dream of working for one of the biggest newspapers of the US.
I was commissioned by The Washington Post to develop 10 illustrations about how complicated can be the fact of tipping in America depending on the situations you are involved in.
The final purpose of the illustrations was to complement visually a quiz to test the knowledge of the audience about the topic of tipping. The quiz was used on the website article and the Instagram Stories.
Lo cierto es que cada persona libra su propia batalla interna. Una batalla de las que muchas veces desconocemos los detalles más importantes porque estos solo están registrados en la mente de la persona que la libra. Por otro lado, una persona con buena o mala intención rara vez es consciente de lo dañina que puede llegar a ser para los demás y para ella misma.
Esta inconsciencia se vuelve frecuente por una razón ajena a la intención: nuestra mente es como una locomotora que crea pensamientos sin pausa, de una forma frenética y vertiginosa. Da vueltas a todo, elabora hipótesis de lo que sucede a nuestro alrededor, hace suposiciones, crea nuevas ideas y conceptos, piensa y vuelve a pensar, anticipa lo peor y emite juicios sobre otros… Y también sobre nosotros mismos. Claro.
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Y si miras hacia atrás, te darás cuenta de lo fuerte que has sido. De las batallas que has peleado, de las que perdiste pero que no te sacaron de la guerra. Si miras atrás, seguro que podrás decir que hoy, eres un poco mejor que ayer, y un poco menos fuerte que mañana.