Curated Culture II

Beauty Burden: “We’re the Broken Toys”

“God help you if you are an ugly girl, 'course too pretty is also your doom…'cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room.”

- Ani DiFranco

I Made a Film About My Rape and Now I Can’t Get Laid

Jessie Kahnweiler is an artist and filmmaker whose short film, “Meet My Rapist,” debuted at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival.

Fucking Like A Feminist 

"As a feminist, endorsing rough, sometimes humiliating sex seems wrong. Wanting it for myself feels worse."

Little Simz: "E.D.G.E."

Listen to british rappers Little Simz stunning debut E.D.G.E. - Don't mistake her honesty with her emotions for weakness.

- Listen to the full E.P. -

Small Wonder:


"It makes me want to sob. It makes me want to hug everyone I’ve ever loved and apologise to all of those that I’ve let down. It makes me want to crawl in to the one I love now and hold her for longer than I ever have before. I feel connected to it. I feel like I grew up with it; like it knows all of my secrets and fears and hidden memories. I feel like it was made only for me. I feel like maybe it was made by me."


An American advertising producer in Shanghai tries to sell fast food to the Chinese. An endearing portrait of a modern day "Mad Man." 


Curated Culture is a reoccurring collection of noteworthy reads, music and films.



-  Header image from (Little Simz) -

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