Episode 91: Alana Massey on the Cult of Celebrity & Being a Winona Vs a Gwyneth

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Listen to Alana Massey and Payton Costell Turner HERE.

This week we bring you writer and cultural critic Alana Massey whose book of essays All The Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to be Strangers examines celebrity womanhood and how it shapes our lives. I enlisted the help of Payton Costell Turner, a multi-disciplinary artist, co-founder of the design studio Flat Vernacular and co-founder GAL (Girls at Library) to co-host this evocative discussion. This conversation was recorded live at the Wythe Hotel as part of the work x work ON AIR series, a pop up live streaming radio lounge that explores creativity and storytelling.

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 xoxo Angie
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Image credit: Victor Jeffreys II.

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  • I loved this episode so much! Thanks Angie and Payton for asking great questions and thanks Alanna for your thoughtful, meandering responses: I can’t stop thinking about your reasonable and confidant ownership of your past. Your words have inadvertently drawn my gaze toward the distance I create between the self I present and things I have done, including sex-work, in order to get to where I am today. Thanks for your courage and honesty and for writing and speaking about your experience of life. And your gleeful, authentic exuberance when hashing through these subjects makes sparkly fireflies go off behind my eyes.

    Angela, thank you for facilitating these incredible, life-expanding conversations. You are one of my favorite hunter-gatherers of things that make me grow.

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