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*CW: brief discussions of suicide.* What does "stop the stigma" actually mean? How does mental health care overlap with treating addiction? What are the "worried well" and how are they impacting how we perceive and treat chronic mental health issues? Mental health and addiction awareness advocate Kelsey Violette join Monica and Mary to discuss this and more on this week's episode of The Manqué. All cities and towns mentioned in this episode are located in Massachusetts.Support us on Patreon for a newsletter + bonus podcast episodes: www.patreon.com/manqueInstagram, Facebook, Twitter are also good ways to find us.We are an online literary magazine and we focus on books and mental health. Sometimes other things, too. We are always open for submissions. Check the website for details: www.manquemagazine.com.
Last month, we re-visited The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. We were a little (completely) wild about this book circa 2007, but how do we feel now? Does the story read differently at the ages of 26 and 27? What made us love this book so much in the first place? How do you write about sexual abuse, responsibly? Is Charlie actually a little shitty to the women in his life? This + more discussed within. Support us on Patreon for a newsletter + bonus podcast episodes: www.patreon.com/manqueInstagram, Facebook, Twitter are also good ways to find us.We are an online literary magazine and we focus on books and mental health. Sometimes other things, too. We are always open for submissions. Check the website for details: www.manquemagazine.com.
Monica sits down with her brother, Caleb, a mariner taking a break from writing. They discuss when one does and doesn't describe themselves as a writer, what it means to take a break from one's art, living on boats and going to boarding school.For the full episode, check out our Patreon.
A glass of wine? Monica's eighth grade writing portfolio? Has Monica changed at all? WELCOME TO BONUS PODCAST EPISODES.For the full episode, check out our Patreon.
This week, we are joined by Charlotte-based artist Ali Mullins to discuss what, why and how she has found herself producing zines. Excerpts from Ali's first (public) zine are now on the site, www.manquemagazine.com, and full copies are available for print and download via her Gumroad account. While on The Manqué, Ali and Monica lament the creative process: why is it so hard to make art, even when all you want to *do* is make art? How do you decide what your art is worth? What happens when you put it out into the world and attach that art to your identity? This and more in this week's episode.Support us on Patreon for a newsletter + bonus podcast episodes: www.patreon.com/manqueInstagram, Facebook, Twitter are also good ways to find us.We are an online literary magazine and we focus on books and mental health. Sometimes other things, too. We are always open for submissions. Check the website for details: www.manquemagazine.com.
Episode 17: Coming of Age

Episode 17: Coming of Age

2020-03-3101:09:16

What do The Catcher in the Rye, Little Women and The Perks of Being a Wallflower all have in common? This week, Monica and Mary discuss coming of age stories. Why do we like them and what do they represent? We also discuss our personal favorites, Sylvia Plath, bad movie adaptations, and consider why it's so hard to like The Smiths. This + more on this week's episode of The Manqué.Support us on Patreon for a newsletter + bonus podcast episodes: www.patreon.com/manqueInstagram, Facebook, Twitter are also good ways to find us.We are an online literary magazine and we focus on books and mental health. Sometimes other things, too. We are always open for submissions. Check the website for details: www.manquemagazine.c
Book club time — This month, we read "Ask Again, Yes" by Mary Beth Keane. Spoiler alert: we loved it. Here is the Jimmy Fallon bit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iEEShd_rC0Here is the Bookreporter bit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLtD1AIAVfASupport us on Patreon for a newsletter + bonus podcast episodes: www.patreon.com/manqueInstagram, Facebook, Twitter are also good ways to find us.We are an online literary magazine and we focus on books and mental health. Sometimes other things, too. We are always open for submissions. Check the website for details: www.manquemagazine.com
Episode 15: Our Twenties

Episode 15: Our Twenties

2020-03-1601:03:15

Why do millennials think they invented carpe diem? Turns out, there's some science behind that. In this episode, Monica and Mary discuss the psychological concept of emerging adulthood. Participation trophy included, but not for what you think.Read our magazine: www.manquemagazine.comFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/manquemagazineFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manquemagazine/Send us your nonfiction, fiction, and visual art submissions: https://manquemagazine.com/submissions/Rate, subscribe, review!
Grab some coffee, because in this episode of The Manqué Monica and Mary discuss one of our favorite things: sleep. Why is it so difficult to be and feel rested, and what can you do to make yourself sleep better? As ever, they share aspirational advice that we, ourselves, only half follow. Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/manquemagazineTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/manquemagazineWe are always open for fiction and nonfiction submissions at www.manquemagazine.com.We are Manqué Magazine, purveyors of book talk and the #sadgirlagenda. 
It's 2020 and reading a book is an accomplishment. Monica talks about two books she's read and is reading (Less and Where the Crawdads Sing), and makes a defense for being one's own mommy blogger. Mary will be back next week, cheers!Follow us on wwww.manquemagazine.com and everywhere under @manquemagazine. We're always open for submissions.
Distress tolerance, baby! Drink a cold glass of water, remember better days, and learn to articulate your emotions effectively. (Not inflammatorily, like Monica.) This week, Mary gives us a crash course in Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)— a type of therapy that teaches skills to help clients regulate their emotions and cope with stress. This is a bit of a deep dive, so buckle up, splash some water on your face, and get ready to talk about mental health. As always, follow us across social media @manquemagazine, and check out the site: www.manquemagazine.com. If you like us, rate + subscribe. We love you!
Book club time! A few days earlier than usual but, that's okay, the month is all month long. For this month's "That's On My List" pick, we read "Prozac Nation." Join Monica for a dive into some of the highlights, including a discussion about how we treat the adolescent emotional experience, misunderstanding book titles, and how we write stories that resonate with people decades after the fact. As always, follow us across social under @manquemagazine, and visit our site: www.manquemagazine.com. Happy reading!
Disney adults, "Friends," capitalism and No One Being Chill are among the topics discussed in this week's episode of The Manqué. That's to say that Monica and Mary are here to discuss nostalgia. Why do we love it? Who is selling it to us and how is it low-key ruining your life? These are some of the questions we seek to answer as we document the way that missing and revering the past has permeated so much of our current cultural moment.Follow us on wwww.manquemagazine.com and everywhere under @manquemagazine. We're always open for submissions.
Book Club! For our first-ever Manqué book club choice, we read "City of Girls" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Monica takes issue with character development but loves a good dressing down. Lots of spoilers ahead! 
Winter blues, baby! Monica and Mary try to figure out why Monica is so sad in the winter. While Mary has some helpful tips, Monica does not. Rock-climbing-induced panic attacks, Tilly's background howling, and summertime mania all make an appearance. We also discuss some of your tips for cheering up between January and April.Follow us everywhere: @manquemagazinewwww.manquemagazine.comWe are always open for submissions.
In this episode, Monica talks about "Little Women" through the years, and how the story reads differently as an adult. She also pays homage to Katharine Hepburn's mid-Atlantic accent and Disney Channel original movie "Horse Sense."
CW: eating disorders, calories & weight In this episode, Monica and Mary do a deep dive into what it means to have a healthy relationship with your body. What is healthy eating? Why do we know so many things about our mental and physical health that we can't seem to internalize? On the eve of 2020, they consider the many lies they've told themselves about the sizes they should or shouldn't be, lament the lie that is fat-free yogurt, and ensure that they will never have a sponsorship from one fast-casual chain restaurant. Looking for a new year's resolution? We've got a few for you packed up nicely in this end of year episode. Cheers!
Welcome to the first Monica-only episode. Fear not — Mary is back next week! In this episode, Monica introduces the new episode format style, explains why and how we are starting a book club, and takes a deep dive into a favorite family recipe. 
Monica and Mary discuss Instagram aesthetics. Love them? Hate them? Are they bleeding into your real life, like they are for Mary? We also touch on the golden age of blogging, ask ourselves who hot girl summer is really for, respond to Jia Tolentino's "Instagram Face" reporting in The New Yorker, and take a left-turn into Caroline Calloway's posting habits. We also tease a new book club and podcast expansions. Check out Manqué Magazine: www.manquemagazine.comFollow us on Instagram: www.Instagram.com/manquemagazineTwitter: www.twitter.com/manquemagazineAnd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manquemagazine/
Brrr, it's chilly out — and that makes us think about the holidays, which makes us think about spending time with our families. And that, in turn, makes us think about who are families even are. In this episode of The Manqué, Monica and Mary talk about times in their lives when their families were not necessarily their parents or siblings. And they even, maybe, have a breakthrough about how to deal with family trauma.
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