Verve Letter

Anna Scholz
feminism, modern life, pop culture.
Created 24 Mar 2019
  • Taking some much needed time off
    09 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 2 4
    Hi pals, can you believe that I have been writing this little newsletter for over two years now? I sure can’t. All my past blogging attempts have lasted for a maximum of four posts, so I never really ...
  • Sometimes we're not ready for the peak
    26 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Hi pals, isn’t it funny how we can never fully understand certain concepts until we actually feel them in our bodies? Grief is one of them. Therapy another. And so is learning from failure. Subscribe ...
  • Why the fight against patriarchy is a fight for love
    12 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 4 2
    Hi pals, and welcome to my new subscribers – so happy to have you here! In today’s column I’d like to build on last issue’s conversation with Anne-Kathrin Gerstlauer about the Gender Dating Gap (you c...
  • How Do We Bridge the Gender Dating Gap?
    28 Jun 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Hi pals, I’m super excited to bring you today’s interview guest: It’s author and journalist Anne-Kathrin Gerstlauer, who just published a brilliant audio book called “The Gender Dating Gap”. Why is it...
  • "You can’t have good friends if you aren’t a good friend"
    14 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Hiya, I’m tits deep in podcast edits these days, so I’ll send you straight to an extended recommendation section – I cleared out my backlog, so there should be something for everybody. Kate Murphy tel...
  • Is it resilience – or do you just lack self-compassion?
    31 May 2021 • 5 min read • 2 3
    Hi. I’m just coming off an emotional hangover from watching Fleabag for the fifth or sixth time (does anyone know, like from experience, how many times you have to watch the final bus stop scene until...
  • Interview with Estelle Jean: Trying to spread hope in "hell on earth"
    24 May 2021 • 6 min read
    In 2017, Frenchwoman Estelle Jean wanted to spend a few weeks volunteering as a swimming coach for refugees living in Moria, Europe’s largest refugee camp, on the Greek island of Lesvos. In 2021, Este...
  • I will follow you into the dark
    10 May 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Hi, I’m Anna and you’re reading the Verve Letter – my bi-weekly column on feminism, modern life and pop culture. If you enjoy it and want it in your inbox regularly, you can subscribe here. Subscribe ...
  • "The way I want to live is at odds with what my body can endure"
    26 Apr 2021 • 7 min read • 4 0
    Hello and welcome to another premier! I have decided that every now and then I want to make space for a guest writer whose work I admire. So, today’s essay is brought to you by Michelle Polizzi, and i...
  • People can be kind to you and horrific to somebody else – it's crazy I know
    12 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Content warning: The following paragraphs contain a discussion of sexual abuse allegations. If that’s a potential trigger for you, please protect yourself and scroll on to the pop culture pleasures se...
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