Did you read E. Jean Carroll growing up? I know I did – her column (then in Vogue) helped me navigate womanhood from college onward. It wasn’t until recently that I put together why: She, too, was dealing with the PTSD of rape and all the sexist bullshit aftermath imposed by a world that holds us responsible for others’ acts of violence. Yet, somehow she retained her sanity and humor. What’s not to love?

Well, despite being unceremoniously dumped by Elle when she sued the former guy for defamation, she is BACK, with all the wit and wisdom as ever – and fewer fucks given! I’m subscribing and following her, and recommend that you do too: Ask E. Jean (or https://ejeancarroll.substack.com ). You’ll be glad you did!