Jacqueline Raposo + Missy Robbins + Kat Kinsman + Julia Bainbridge

Monday February 4: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a copy of The Me Without or a $15 gift card in-store at the event to attend.

Today, Americans own twice the amount of stuff they did 50 years ago and bill more out-of-office hours than any other advanced economy. We online date, binge-watch, thumb through social media, and often wander around exhausted and unsure. Raposo, a prolific journalist (Saveur, Food & Wine, Tasting Table, etc.) and radio host, took note of this cultural struggle and intimately embraced a life stripped down in The Me, Without. Throughout the course of a year, she progressively shed her most constant habits, alternately removing social media, sugar and alcohol consumption, waste, unnecessary spending, and more in the effort to measure this abstinence against her physical health, social interactions, and sense of self-worth. The results are moving and surprising.

In this panel, Jacqueline, Missy, Kat, and Julia will delve into the overarching theme of what has become a constant buzz word in recent years: self-care. They can explore self-care when things are going well and when they’re not, what self-care even means (as in, its definition far beyond the wellness category), how we determine what we need and what to do about it, why we don't act and why we do, etc.

About Jacqueline Raposo: Jacqueline Raposo's over 400 stories cross print, digital media, and podcast production featuring fascinating humans in food, lifestyle, entrepreneurship, tech, art, medicine, and more. As the producer and co-host of Love Bites Radio, she studies why and how we love in all forms. And with decades of chronic illness stemming from Lyme disease and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis behind her, she advocates with others as the co-founder of the #MarchingWithMe campaign and a chronic illness essayist.

Jacqueline’s an artist and everyday activist. A book nerd. A dog cuddler and bird watcher. A calm and confident conversationalist. Anne Shirley’s kindred spirit. And hopelessly human. Connect at hello@jacquelineraposo.com and on social media as @wordsfoodart (IG/T) and @JacquelineRaposoWriter (FB). www.jacquelineraposo.com

Julia Bainbridge is a writer and upcoming author, and the creator of the Lonely Podcast.

Missy Robbins is a chef who has held a Michelin star at two restaurants, and a contestant on season four of Top Chef Masters.

Kat Kinsman is the Senior Editor at Food & Wine and author of the book Hi, Anxiety.

The event will also feature alcohol-free cocktails by Listen Bar and themed desserts by Le Coucou Executive Pastry Chef Daniel Skurnick.

Join us in the Rare Book Room for this delightful and tasty talk!

ASL interpretation, reserved seating for those with illness, and sensory-friendly lighting and sound levels will welcome attendees to this event.

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