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#mondaymuse: Joan Didion

Joan Didion is one of the most influential American writers of her generation and offers profound stances on topics that affect us all, from politics and women's rights to self-respect and grief. We are inspired by her activism and fierce quest for the truth, so let's start the week off right by naming Didion our #mondaymuse and by channeling the passion that ignites every line she's written.

For years now, we've devoured Joan Didion's elegant, perceptive writing. Never one for far-fetched frills, her language is deliberate, thoughtful, evocative, and empowered. Her words inspire us to push ourselves, step outside our comfort zones, and in doing so, learn deeply about ourselves. 

Whether you're a first time reader of Didion or have committed her prose to memory, below are links to some of her beautiful essays and interviews, as well as a trailer of the documentary her nephew produced about her impactful life. 

On Self-Respect (1961)

Goodbye to All That (1967)

Interview by the Paris Review (1978)

Interview by NPR "Crafting an Elegy for her Daughter" (2011)

Photos of the stunning and stylish Joan Didion: