Today, Americans own twice the amount of stuff they did 50 years ago and bill more out-of-office hours than any other advanced economy. We online date, binge-watch, thumb through social media, and often wander around exhausted and unsure. Jacqueline Raposo, a prolific journalist (Saveur, Food & Wine, Tasting Table, etc.) and radio host, took note of this cultural struggle and intimately embraced a life stripped down in The Me, Without: A Year Exploring Habit, Healing, and Happiness.
Throughout the course of a year, she progressively shed her most constant habits, alternately removing social media, sugar and alcohol consumption, waste, unnecessary spending, and more in the effort to measure this abstinence against her physical health, social interactions, and sense of self-worth. The results are moving and surprising.
In this panel, Jacqueline will be joined by celebrated chef Missy Robbins, author and mental health advocate Kat Kinsman and writer and The Lonely Hour podcast host Julia V. Bainbridge to delve into the overarching theme of what has become a constant buzz word in recent years: self-care. They will discuss self-care when things are going well and when they’re not, the definition of self-beyond the wellness category, how we determine needs and what to do about them, why we don't act upon fulfilling them, and more.
The event will open with spirit-free cocktails by Listen Bar and book-themed treats by chef Daniel Skurnick of Le Coucou. A Q&A and book sales/signings from Jacqueline, Missy, and Kat will follow the discussion.
Sensory-friendly light and sound levels, reserved seating for those with chronic illness, and ASL interpretation welcome those in the chronic illness and disability communities. Join us in the Rare Book Room for this delightful and tasty talk!
Admission Options: Buy a copy of The Me, Without or a $15 gift card from the event page to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout.