The Human Condition

Soumya John
A monthly gift of stories, resources, art, and activities to celebrate your gorgeous & messy human condition.
Created 19 May 2020
  • I'm passing the mic. 🎤
    03 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Dearest one, A year and a half ago, I began this newsletter for 2 reasons: 1. I regularly come across great work that inspires me and I wanted to start sharing it. 2. Lonely in a pandemic, this felt l...
  • Do you ever struggle to receive love? 😅
    26 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Last weekend, I stopped by Bookworm on Church Street to drop off a few copies of my zine (gentle plug: it’s now available at Bookworm for 30% off!). As the staff got my invoice ready, I ambled through...
  • Maybe don't introspect 😳
    29 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    From All Along You Were Blooming by Morgan Harper Nichols I’ve recently created a zine called Things I Voicenote Myself About. If you have not read my past few emails, TIVNMA is a mixed bag of stories...
  • Why do I feel like I've failed my 20s? 😵
    31 Jul 2021 • 8 min read
    Dearest one, This month, I want to talk to you about the feeling of failure. Here’s how I began thinking of it — I turn 29 in a couple of days. When I looked back at my twenties, I couldn't shake off ...
  • How to use your most powerful tool🎙
    04 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Dearest one, Last week, I shared a digital zine I created for you called Things I Voicenote Myself About. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can access and download it here. This zine is a collection of ...
  • I wrote a zine for you! 📚🎁
    26 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Hey there! Please ignore my previous email as it has been deleted from my server and I cannot view your responses to it. You can read and respond to this one. I love gifts. To be precise, I love givin...
  • Hold on, it gets better 🌱
    30 May 2021 • 8 min read
    Dearest one, I wonder how you are doing right now. I won’t assume you are well because so many of us are not. I won’t assume that you are struggling either, because perhaps times have been kinder to y...
  • The stories we tell ourselves. 💌
    25 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    How do I want to show up in this world right now? — this was the first thing I asked myself when the second wave of the pandemic hit. That loaded question was followed by “How can I show up?” and “Wha...
  • A list of things I love about you. 🥰
    21 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    For my best friend’s twenty first birthday, each of us in our friends group made a list of 21 things we loved about her. A few months ago, almost eight years later, she called me up holding the lists ...
  • Time to let go of that friendship? 👭
    28 Feb 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Some people believe that you can’t lose a friendship. I disagree. And if you were to have witnessed what happened with Amy and me, you would know what I mean. No one was more surprised by my friendshi...
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