THE CITRINE ROOM
A NEWS & LIFESTYLE BLOG
The Citrine Room is a news and lifestyle blog with a focus on stories that expand the way we think and challenge the way we feel. I am Monita Rajpal a journalist, a curator, and a blogger. In the podcast, you will hear my blog posts in audio. It's my conversation with you with the aim to illuminate, educate, and resonate. After all good conversation connects us.
And we all want to feel connected.
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Stories from around the world that have caught our eye and deserve a repost.
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In a wonderfully all-encompassing interview with the writer Barbara Ehrenreich, we read about a woman who sees society and the changes it has been through through the eyes of experience and curiosity. From humanity, science, to politics, Ehrenreich shares her opinions on the state of the world and frankly, I am happy to listen.
A consistent figure in the U.S. efforts to direct the response to COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci is seeing his worst nightmare come true-a rapidly spreading, deadly virus, & inaccurate political direction. For almost 40 years he has been working to understand & fight infectious diseases. Now he has the critical, apolitical, role of guiding the American public through this one.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is arguably one of the most talented creatives of our time. His ability to take an idea and bring it to successful and entertaining fruition is a beautiful journey to witness. Listen to this wonderful interview on the BBC's Desert Island Discs and hear what high he has been chasing ever since he was 14.
Thandie Newton's character in Westworld is complex, sexualised, and strong. In a way, playing 'Maeve' has allowed Newton to access parts of her psyche that she has had to silence. Her own story is complex, and her journey to success has been riddled with pain. Yet one that is rich with ideals of courage & strength.
Celeste Barber gained mainstream attention when her Instagram posts parodying celebrities garnered her millions of followers. Becoming an unintentional poster woman for reality, body positivity, and moms everywhere, Barber found her voice had value and she used it when her country needed it the most.