Here we are again, another month has almost passed whilst it feels like it just started. We spent February celebrating Nora's birthday, making lots of vegan pancakes, dancing to Sløtface, enjoying serene purple skies and waking up to trees covered in snow. Let's have a look at some other things this month brought us, from art and poetry to the warm drink that kept us warm during this cold and windy weather:
Artist to follow:
Ida Eva Neverdahl is a Norwegian artist who creates comics about enything from consent, and feminism to furbies. Click on the link above to check out her ig and click on the photos below to scroll and see the full comics! This is definitely some content that feels good to see popping up in your news feed and will brighten your day, rather than leaving you feeling bad about yourself. This is the content we need more of! Through her comics she manage to raise important questions concerning how women are viewed by society and the importance of vegansim (and its struggles), at the same time as keeping a light and humourus tone. If this sounds like something for you, you can also have a look at the music video she recently illustrated/animated for Sløtface, by following this link.
This is how you survive
A few weeks ago, we were contacted by Lana Rafaela Cindric, a talented poet whose poems once inspired us to write an article about the problem of the romanticizing of mental health issues. She was kind enough to gift us a copy of her poetry collection This is how you survive. It became some of this month's reading material and after finishing it, both of us can truthfully say that this is an unbelievably beautiful poetry-collection. She picks her words very carefully as she describes heartbreak, healing, development and as she sometimes questions what it means to be living a good life. Her poems always seem honest and raw and ultimately leaves you feeling empowered and inspired to live every day to the fullest.
Below are a few pages from her poetry book. If you want more of Lana, be sure to check out her website lanarafaela.com. You can also find her on Tumblr if you want to read more of her wonderful poetry.
A photography book I (Nora) was gifted for my 18th birthday this month. This collection of Andy Warhol's polaroids truly gives his work justice and show how magnificent he was as an artist. Another thing I truly love about this book is how the author was able to intertwine both his photographs and as well as more personal aspects of his life in writing. This particular album focuses on drag queens, royals and self-portraits.
Warm water w. Lemon + spices
This month we've truly been enjoying warm lemon water. It has been a part of every morning the past two and a half weeks and it has wonderful benefits. It is can be made completely zero-waste and to make it even better - it's perfect for fighting sickness this winter. Simply warm water with fresh lemon juice, cayenne pepper, chili and turmeric.
I, Tonya is a movie based on the life of the competitive ice skater, Tonya Harding, especially focusing on how she rose amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The movie was nominated for 3 oscars and it highlights the impact Tonya's relationship with her mother and ex-husband had on her career. In some ways you could argue that this is a feel-good movie although it can be quite sorrowful at times. Overall, it's entertaining and gives you an interesting insight to Harding's life.