The Ones To Read – June 2018

Here is this months list of recommended reading – the best writing on women, gender, music and art taken from all over the internet.

In the month of June new music from Beyoncé, Lily Allen, Jorja Smith and many more wonderful women in the music industry, allows us to appreciate the incredible talent that all these women possess. During this month there has been a momentous achievement for  women in Saudi Arabia as they have finally been allowed to drive suggesting that a gradual step towards equality has been made.

Everything is Love is the Ultimate Ode To Black Freedom

Joshunda Sanders, 22 June

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/art-books-music/a21726662/beyonce-jay-z-everything-is-love-album-review/

Jorja Smith- Lost & Found

Chris Taylor, 8 June

https://www.readdork.com/reviews/jorja-smith-lost-found/

Lava La Rue is putting a self-love stamp on UK rap

Tshepo Mokoena, 25 June

https://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/article/d3kqjm/lava-la-rue-is-putting-a-self-love-stamp-on-uk-rap

Lily Allen :No Shame review – divorce, deceit and the daily mail in gloriously raw return

Alexis Petridis, 8 June  
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jun/08/lily-allen-no-shame-review

Women Composers: why are so many voices still silent?

Danielle de Niese, 20 June

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jun/20/unsung-heroines-women-composers-maconchy-bbc4-danielle-de-niese

Meet Snail Mail, the artist who captures teenagerhood in all its awkward splendour

Rachel Grace Almedia, 8 June

https://crackmagazine.net/article/long-reads/meet-snail-mail-the-artist-who-captures-teenagerhood-in-all-its-awkward-splendour/

It’s not just women who need to see more body image diversity on Love Island

Miranda Larbi,, 6 June

https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/06/not-just-women-need-see-body-image-diversity-love-island-7610366/

Demi Lovato’s new song ‘sober’ is an emotional confession of her breaking her sobriety after 6 years

MTV, 21 June Image result for demi lovato

http://www.mtv.co.uk/demi-lovato/news/demi-lovatos-new-song-sober-is-an-emotional-confession-of-her-breaking-her-sobriety-after-6-years

Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving officially comes to an end

BBC, 24 June

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-44576795

SOPHIE’s album is a radical pop statement that imagines new identities Related image

Jake Hall, 20 June

http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/40426/1/sophie-oil-of-every-pearls-un-sides-radical-pop-statement

A guide to the artwork featured in The Carter’s Apeshit

Allie Gernmill, 17 June

http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/40396/1/beyonce-jay-z-everything-is-love-apeshit-artwork-explained

Kate Spade New York To Donate $1 Million To Suicide Prevention And Mental Health

Alice Newbold , 20 June

http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/kate-spade-to-donate-to-suicide-prevention-and-mental-health

The Teen Who Brought Gay Pride To Mike Pence’s Home Town

Ian Daniel, 20 June

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/435m7d/erin-bailey-teen-gay-pride-mike-pence-columbus-indiana

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