Letters from a Motherfucking Stoic: The Audio Recordings
A Conversation About Stoicism, Feminism, and Mastering Your Damn Feelings
Jen Dziura: Hi, Bonnie! First, I want to thank you for these incredible dramatic readings of our “Motherfucking Stoic” posts. What gave you this idea?
Bonnie J. Stinson: It was my absolute fucking pleasure! I read these Motherfucking Stoic articles and knew instantly that I wanted to produce them in audio form. There is something delightful and reassuring to me about listening to an authoritative and self-confident female voice. Right? This is especially true when it’s a fresh take on a male-dominated area like ancient philosophy. Honestly, I feel like we don’t have enough examples of self-satisfied female (and non-binary) voices in our culture. I identify so hard with the tone of these articles, like everything else on Get Bullish. But I can’t always summon up my own confidence. So, reading someone else’s words was actually a really great exercise in confidence building! Additionally, I know more and more people are choosing to listen to their content (podcasts, audio books, etc). With the evolution of voice interfaces and AI conversational bots, audio is such a cool format to explore (but I digress!). I recorded these articles to help provide an audio option to access Bullish content for people who prefer to listen to their epic content.
JD: Tell us a little about yourself – what do you do when not swearing about ancient Roman philosophy?
JD: Do you feel … stoic? Are there any aspects of stoicism you’ve incorporated into your own life?
Hey fuckers, that was some fucking Seneca, more or less. Peace is nice, but your peace of mind comes from within. You have to find meaning and inner peace in your own fucking self or it’s just fuckers getting their armpit hair ripped out 24/7. Want more stoicism? Here’s the goddamn book. Peaceful words abound. And make sure you read the other installments in Letters from a Motherfucking Stoic.
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