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  • Writer's pictureLucie Out There

BRAIN FOOD #1 (March 2023)

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

Reading, listening, and watching recommendations to feed your brain and soul.


The Art of Loving, Erich Fromm, 1956

Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do things quickly; yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains - except kill it.

This great Guardian article about young African plant-based chefs,

What gives people such as Jimo and Kagoro hope is that while the term “veganism” is still viewed by most Africans as a diaspora-driven western import, plant-based diets are deeply embedded in the continent’s traditional way of life.

(follow up with this article on the connection between food and colonialism)

  • This Vogue article questioning the ethics of second-hand shopping

Just as a wealthy person stockpiling baby formula or fruit and veg during a shortage and leaving none for everyone else is clearly unethical, someone with a Prada budget grabbing a bargain at Oxfam could seem like shoddy behaviour – particularly if those purchases are then sold on as a source of profit.



  • The 4th season of Borgen (on Netflix), following Denmark's foreign minister manoeuvering questions such as Denmark's relationship to Greenland and its independence, the ecological vs economical weight of natural "resources", and the impact of power on people and especially on women. One of the best depictions of burnout I have ever seen. + Read: Aaja Chemnitz Larsen Greenlandic, MP at the Danish Parliament (THE Borgen), reviews each episode on

  • Nova Reid and Lama Rod Owens on Anger, Activism and Healing for The Conduit (on Youtube)


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