Tell us your stories: Introducing The Craft & the Bulletin Board
And we're back! This Monday edition of Novella heralds the arrival of a couple exciting things to look forward to in your inbox every month. But enough about us, let's talk about you. Read on below to find out how you and your stories can be featured in our newsletter, on our Instagram, and online very soon.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27
We're excited to announce The Craft, a monthly series where we converse with women (like you!) and highlight the thoughtful, analytical, and creative methods behind the work we do.
We are inviting ladies of all occupations to have an honest discussion with us at Novella, and we mean all. From marketers to paralegals to engineers to doulas: we want to share your journey with our community and shed some insight on what it's like to do work in your world.
Sound like something you want to be a part of? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, what you do, and a little bit of the how, and we'll be in touch with more information. Reach out, we're listening.
Introducing Bulletin Board, Novella's digital refrigerator where we hang up all your published work like the proud family we are on a monthly basis.
Did an article of yours go live? Have a poem you shared on your Medium last week? Send it to us at email@example.com and we'll shout you from the rooftops. Novella is here to celebrate your creations and we want to use our platforms to amplify your stories.
- Roxanne Fequiere's experience with representation and racial overcorrection in the workplace, "Too Black for Black Friday", premiered on Lenny Letter this past Friday. One great highlight:
And, my boss explained, the company as a whole had been taking baby steps toward diversity, citing a black female model with natural hair who had made it all the way to our homepage without being called out. Baby steps.
"I make myself do unpleasant things constantly. Anything I’m scared of doing, I have to go and do it. I’m perversely attracted to putting myself in fearful, uncomfortable positions, but less so since I’ve gotten older. Perhaps it’s because my natural bent in life is just to fiddle with sentences, this attraction to risk was a way to ensure I’d see something of life, beyond my desk."
- Eve Ewing, creative queen of Chicago (PRI, radio interview)
“I think part of the human condition is that we're attracted to specificity of narrative because we're able to fill in our own story,” the "Electric Arches" author explains. “There's something so magical about somebody's ability to accurately describe a place and a set of people.”
- ‘I Want a Wife,’ the Timeless ’70s Feminist Manifesto (The Cut, originally New Yorkmagazine, 1971)
"My God, who wouldn’t want a wife?"