First, in the Saturday Interview, Arielle Bernstein talks to writer and workshop facilitator Jen Pastiloff. Pastiloff’s project, The Manifestation Workshop: On Being Human, combines yoga and creative writing to inspire participants. She speaks openly about anorexia, healing as a process, and how to build self-esteem. In describing her workshops, Pastiloff says:
People move their bodies and write and share and laugh and go inward as well as outward, and I challenge them to be silly and dorky and “give less fucks.”
Then, in the Sunday Essay, Cathy Bell reaches into the past for memories of her grandmother, an elegant and influential woman who both cared for Bell and also helped hide her from her own mother. Bell juxtaposes her memories with the fairy tale world of Once Upon A Time, the immersive television show where it is often hard to tell villains apart from the good people.