Last month was Women’s History Month, something that—as an office of all ladies—we value greatly. Inspired by strong and powerful women everywhere, we rounded up our favorite female-centered books, films, restaurants, and events worth checking out (if you haven’t already).
1. To Watch: Twinsters
Twinsters tells the story of two identical twin sisters, separated at birth, who discover each other through YouTube. The film logs their journey from strangers to best friends, highlighting their similarities in mannerisms, humor, and beliefs. The moving story explores the theme of nature vs. nurture, proving that nature plays a larger role in life than we may initially expect. To learn more, visit the Twinsters site here.
2. To Read: Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit’s book, “Men Explain Things to Me” is a swift read; a 130 page collection of essays chronicling the ways in which men interact with women. The introduction essay is our particular favorite, capturing the essence of the title through the author’s personal experience of “mansplaining” in an instance where she was more well versed in the subject. The succeeding essays go on to explain the importance of feminism, and why the fight for women to be viewed as humans is still relevant and important today. For a preview, visit Google Books.
3. To Experience: "Feminine Product: An Exhibition of Women's Work", BY WAY OF
“Feminine Product: An Exhibition of Women’s Work” featured the work of 16 female artists, dissecting the relationship between women and consumerism, commodification, and objectification in our culture. The featured works ranged from paintings and photographs to decals and mixed media installations. The event, which was curated by Lyndsay Milton Elkin, Arielle M. Meyers (Boulder Museum of Comtemporary Art) and BY WAY OF Magazine, was held at THEVOID3125c in the Arts District, where the crowd seemed to be the perfect snapshot of our LA community interacting and engaging in one space. To see more photos from the show, as well as a full recap, visit this post on Missbish.
4. To Dine: Sqirl, Virgil Village
On the corner of an unassuming block of Virgil Ave stands Sqirl, one of LA’s most popular brunch spots, but the queue of people waiting to order tells just that. Through innovative pairings, locally sourced ingredients, and eclectic flavors, owner/chef Jessica Koslow inspires. With Sqirl listed as one of Jonathan Gold’s ‘Best Restaurants in LA’ and Jessica Koslow’s named one of the ‘Best Chef’s in LA’, it’s no wonder the spot is so popular (and just the beginning for Koslow, who aims to open a second spot on the west side this year). Take a look at the menu and decide if it's worth waiting for here (hint, it is).