Closet Dispatch

Teresa Wong
An illustrated newsletter about what we wear and what it all means
Created 29 Sep 2020
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  • > CD#42: Two kinds of people
    29 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 8
    I don’t know about you, but I enjoy thinking about personality types and the other schemata we humans employ to figure ourselves and each other out. Now, I recognize that no cognitive framework is cap...
  • > CD #41: Walk this way
    22 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    When I started going to the university after 18 months of working from home, it took almost two full weeks for me to adjust to being a person in the world again. My hands took the most abuse: after a ...
  • > CD #40: Unwritten
    15 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Over the summer, my friend Kat gave me a bag of clothes she no longer wanted and thought I could use. It felt a bit like winning a prize, since I hadn’t bought any new clothes in over a year, and I co...
  • > CD #39: Flashbacks
    08 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 5 2
    Greetings from the University of Calgary, where I’m currently writing under the shade of a tree, pondering the space-time continuum. Whenever I walk around campus, I feel split in two because my body ...
  • > CD #38: Back to school
    02 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Well, hello. I had only meant to take July off from writing these dispatches, but the summer got away from me and somehow it’s September. I started my residency today at the University of Calgary and ...
  • > CD #37: What writers wear
    30 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    I can finally tell you my good news: Starting in September, I will be the 2021–22 Canadian Writer in Residence as part of the Canadian Distinguished Writers Program at the University of Calgary. It’s ...
  • > CD #36: The denim cycle
    23 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 5 2
    For a few months now, there’s been some handwringing online over denim—are skinny jeans over, is low-rise coming back?—and it seems a lot of women are worried about a new denim cycle starting, one in ...
  • > CD #35: Giving and getting
    16 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    A few days ago, we celebrated my husband’s birthday, and I did something I’ve rarely done in our almost 20-year marriage: I gave him some new clothes. As I mentioned before, I have never had any inter...
  • > CD #34: On effortlessness
    09 Jun 2021 • 1 min read • 3 3
    Anyone who reads even a handful of fashion-related articles will soon notice the ubiquitous use of the word “effortless”—like this and this and pretty much all the style and beauty content on Gwyneth ...
  • > CD #33: Formative years
    02 Jun 2021 • 1 min read • 2 2
    I’ve been thinking a lot about junior high school and what a formative time it was for so many of us. Those three short years had such an outsized influence my identity, and I think my experiences in ...
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