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Jul 8, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

I love this newsletter. It’s a bright spot of hope and commiseration every week. Thank you for sharing your words with us and making me feel like I’m not alone πŸ’•

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Jul 8, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

Hi Lauren,

I've been loving this newsletter and always look forward to my weekly dose of sanity from Pancake Brain. I particularly enjoyed the book club for their Eyes Were Watching God, and would love to see more book clubs in the future. I think that most young people's political consciousnesses are at an all time high right now and that they are looking for ways to become involved. I think framing letters around a action items that young people could take could be really helpful.

Best,

Alanna

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Jul 7, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

I enjoy your newsletter and I'm looking forward to more of it especially given how crazy the year has been so far.

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Jul 7, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

I love it! I almost always share it with someone, too. <3

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Jul 7, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

You are a breath of fresh air in a polluted world. You speak truth to power and take on the grifters and the fat cas. Keep it up!

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Jul 7, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

Hi Lauren! I was given How to Start a Revolution for my 15th birthday this past April, and I plowed through it. I love your authentic writing style that doesn't try to make light of the atrocities happening in the world right now. Every week I look forward to receiving Pancake Brain in my inbox. You have inspired me to actively push for social change in my home of New Mexico and on a national level as well as to continually work to dismantle the bigotry that is so ingrained in America. Thank you!!

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Jul 7, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

So far, so good, I love the raw energy of your writing because it does not detract from your message; in my opinion, all the fucks you write serve a mightier purpose. I submit your note on F***book as a great example on how vile people should be analyzed, described and ultimately, judged. Anyway, keep doing great work informing us and will continue to share your writings with the uninitiated or ignorant of your work.

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Jul 7, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

I love you Lauren and I am so thankful for your voice! Unfortunately, I am 3/4 of the way through my life and do not have that many followers but I am trying to make others aware. Keep fighting the fight!

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Jul 7, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

Definitely enjoy your thoughts. I've recommended it to a few friends already. I enjoy the citations you include in the article. I rarely use them - because I'm often already aware of what you're talking about. I think it's great to know that you've done the work and that makes the opinion pieces much more difficult to assail. The person attacking the piece would have to understand those articles to really refute your statements.

keep up the good work.

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Jul 7, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

I very much enjoy the newsletter. You're both informative and funny and we get pissed off by the same things. :)

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Jul 7, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

Hi Lauren,

This newsletter is amazing. I am so glad that I can hear your thoughts and perspectives on all that's going on in the world. Often the news and current events make me overwhelmed and unable to feel like I can change anything, but Pancake Brain and How to Start a Revolution have both given me the ability to put my feelings into words and have given me the motivation to get involved. Thank you for that.

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Jul 7, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

Yeah, I love Pancake Brain, and will gladly share it with my friends.

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Jul 7, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

Loving every bit of it, keep it coming.

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Jul 7, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

1) Keep on keeping on, you are fantastic 2) IMHO I think your superpower is reaching young people (boys and girls and others) at those crucial inflection points in their lives when they decide -- more or less unconsciously -- that they are either invested in systems of power or oppressed by them 3) I suggest "divestment" (a la the campaigns against South Africa or fossil fuels) may be a useful frame within which to present some of your work, e.g. a "Divest yourself from the patriarchy" campaign.

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Hi Lauren: I absolutely love the newsletter and I've been enjoying your work for years. I hope you are finding the writing process useful as you think about your other work for the future (will there be more books!?! I hope so!). Thank you for your amazing voice in this time of multiple, overlapping and traumatic crises. You make it that much more bearable. Cheers, Gautham

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Jul 7, 2020Liked by Lauren Duca

HI Lauren - I'm enjoying your newsletter. I sent it off to a group of women in the hope of sharing your message further. Hope it helps!!

All ,

In light of some of our recent discussions, I wanted to share this newsletter with you. It is written by Lauren Duca, who was a writer at Teen Vogue with some notoriety who then went on to start writing a column called Thigh High Politics. She is always thought provoking and irreverent, sometimes foul mouthed and fiesty, but never dull.

If you enjoy some lively rabble rousing and patriarchy punching, this could be for you.

xoxo

Erin

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