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All Made Up

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Launching on January 29th, The Monday Club is a brand new stand up comedy show featuring a professional headliner and up and comers from the UK comedy circuit! Please include what you were doing when this page came up and the Cloudflare Ray ID found at the bottom of this page. Cora is the one who, uncaring of opinion, rescues the situation by dismissing Kitty and telling her mother: "Let's you and me leave the old married ladies and trip the light fantastic. In the second volume of her memoirs, the prize-winning author Janice Galloway reveals how the awkward child introduced in This is Not About Me evolved through her teenage years, living with her stoical mother and domineering older sister.

But there are 3 or 4 misreadings towards the end of the book which the reader rereads for the recording. Journalist Nudson offers a strong argument that makeup affects everyone, whether they wear it or not. She is both a threat to Janice and a cautionary example; someone whose energy and potential has gone nowhere, and so gets funnelled into spite.This Is Not About Me told the story of the first 12 years of the author’s tough life, from her unexpected birth in 1956 to a mother who thought she was experiencing the menopause, to the (unspoken) realisation that she will one day escape this background. She does a fantastic job of acknowledging that while this is often considered a women’s issue, women of color and LGBTQ individuals are often judged most harshly, have the most risk, and are the most harmed in going against the dominant culture in the world of makeup. I would not have known that such minor grooming act is a symbol for rights movements in our history if I did not read this book. I would have preferred to hear more about makeup/beauty culture in Indigenous cultures as well as its role in gender presentation — these sections felt glossed over, especially considering their amount in the book combined is barely more than the entire half of a chapter dedicated to just Empress Wu. And, arching over the whole construct, the figure of intemperate Cora, her anger forever simmering, her sense of injustice and her own infallibility intact.

No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.

Reading this book makes me feel seen, it puts into words the confusing, intangible, vexing internal struggle that many women I know face when it comes to makeup. Sometimes, this argument made sense - I loved learning about the part red lipstick played in many revolutionary movements led by latina women, for example - but other times it just fell flat.

As the narrative continues Galloway appears to be living a life split into three, like the acts of a play. The conflict is encapsulated in a passage in which 15-year-old Janice is enduring a grim family wedding, and her vindictive Aunt Kitty's needling. The writing is an exuberant demonstration of how Galloway fulfilled and far exceeded the expectation placed on her by youthful promise. Nudson covers makeup as a tool of resistance, but also focuses on its intersection with the workplace (i.

In 1974, she puts on a friend’s sea-green lurex evening gown to go out with her boyfriend and ‘dazzled by my borrowed glamour’ goes into the living room to show her mum. All quite depressing, except for the Latin and Music teachers who literally opened new worlds to Janice.

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