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Episode 3.19: Dealing With Criticism

Oof! This week Kaarina and I are bringing you a minisode with many feelings in it, as we both process difficult aspects of being a human in the world: I’m talking about dealing with criticism, and Kaarina is talking about holding friends accountable when they’ve hurt you. Hopefully these experiences will resonate with some of you, and we’d love to hear your thoughts about dealing with similar circumstances. Also: links!

  • For the academics in the crowd, Laura Moss, long-timed editor of the journal Canadian Literature, has written a fantastically useful editorial on how to increase your chances of getting published in an academic journal. It includes advice for processing peer review that is different and yet kind of the same as mine. Check it out!
  • All of the articles I could find on dealing with criticism are gross self-help-type things so instead I’m going to recommend that you go watch Kitbull, the new Pixar animated short about a kitten and a pitbull becoming friends. YOU ARE WELCOME.
  • Finally, Kaarina would like to enjoy this excellent meme on the theme of her self-care corner!


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Secret Feminist Agenda is recorded and produced by Hannah McGregor on the traditional and unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.