Scare-free Sundays; trauma rap, reality tv lipgloss and desire

3 mins
19 Aug 2022
Scare-free Sundays; trauma rap, reality tv lipgloss and desire

Kick back, relax and cure the Sunday blues with woo's ultimate pop culture tonic

image Jonas McIlwain

words Eve Walker

Weekends are great and all, but as they come to a close, they're often tainted by a weirdly unsettling feeling. Sunday evenings; it's a period where we find ourselves simultaneously anticipating the stresses of Monday morning while grieving the freedom of the weekend. Time seems to speed up as the modern cultural phenomenon that is the “Sunday Scaries” kicks in.

That's why we're providing an antidote. Every Sunday, we bring you a roundup of the week's ICYMI moments. From the news that might make you feel good, to the TV shows to binge and playlists to get lost in. So read on, and get ready to reclaim your Sunday night!

BLAST SOME MEGAN THEE STALLION

Megan’s second album Traumazine has dropped – and it’s her best work yet. The icon gets more political and personal than she previously has, expressing both the trauma of being subjected to misogynoir and the necessity of bodily autonomy. The track “Anxiety” sees the rapper open up about her mental health, while featuring a sample of yodelling – a bold choice that fits the heavy subject matter. Referencing the repeal of Roe v Wade, she leaves “Gift & a Curse” with the line, “My motherfucking body/My choice.” “Sweetest Pie” sees a sugary pop collab with Dua Lipa that is sure to be an earworm for months to come. With a steady voice, smooth flow, interesting samples and killer features from the likes of Rico Nasty, Future and Jhené Aiko to name a few, this album leaves a lasting impression. Megan has once again reminded us that she really is “the baddest bitch”.

WATCH A QUEER ADAPTATION OF A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson has co-created a remake of the 1992 film A League of Their Own, turning it into a hilarious comedy series and queer masterpiece. The show follows a women’s football team in 1943, and passes the Bechdel Test with flying colours. With multiple LGBTQ+ romances and a queer speakeasy to boot, this is a refreshing retelling packed with the cringe and awkward humour Jacobson is famous for. This patches up the gaping hole left in our hearts from the last season of Broad City.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

READ THE BOOK EVERYONE’S RAVING ABOUT

Waterstones

What We Want - Charlotte Fox Webber

Waterstones
£ 17.99

Charlotte Fox Weber’s *What We Want* explores twelve universal wants and desires – love, sex, attention, power and many more – by looking at the lives of her psychotherapy patients. Without giving answers for a quick fix to our problems, Weber invites you to look at your life in new ways, highlighting the importance of understanding and expressing our desires.

SCROLL THROUGH THE ANTI-FAT SHAMING TIKTOK TREND

There has been a backlash against fat-shaming videos on TikTok that saw people in baggy tops pulling them to reveal super slim waistlines, effectively saying that it’s okay to wear baggy clothes if the figure underneath it fits beauty ideals. Immediately, this trend was criticised, and soon after triggered a new body acceptance trend on the app. Users started their videos off in the same way, dressed in similarly baggy tops. Except in these TikToks, people either refuse to show their body underneath, or pull the clothes tighter to reveal larger bodies.

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ADD TO YOUR CART…

HOLIDAY SEASON BAGS

Burgundy Shoulder Bag with ECONYL® nylon

Burgundy Shoulder Bag with ECONYL® nylon

XOUXOU
£ 68.00

As we enter the final stages of the holiday season (crying), it’s time to make the most of the sun and look your absolute hottest. XOUXOU have released an impeccably stylish yet functional collection of bags perfect for all your summer needs. Perfect for both the day and the night, this bag has an elastic mesh pocket for extra storage, while the front is enclosed by a subtle magnetic-fastening sleeve for easy access.

SELLING SUNSET LIP GLOSS

Christine Quinn Drama Queen Heat Transforming Lip Cream

Christine Quinn Drama Queen Heat Transforming Lip Cream

Ciaté London
£ 17.00

Selling Sunset’s very own Christine Quinn has released a make-up collection in collaboration with Ciaté London that is just as extra and stylish as she is. The Heat Flip Lip Cream changes colour as the temperature changes, and has a deep scent reminiscent of a hot cup of mocha. Basically, it’s Christine in a tube: rich, luxurious, and reactive.

GLOW FROM WITHIN

Glow Service: Vegan collagen support

Glow Service: Vegan collagen support

April
£ 15.95

April’s Glow Service offers vegan collagen to support healthy hair, nails, skin, and to encourage collagen production. Also included in these miracle capsules is SkinAx2™️, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol and Coconut Water to give you a real glow inside and outside. You can subscribe to receive sustainable refill pouches with vitamins on an ongoing basis so you never need to worry about running out.

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