Body hair! our feelings about it and our practices around it. Removing it, grooming it, loving it, hating it, keeping it. Our guest is data journalist Mona Chalabi, who’s written a lot about her relationship with the hair that grows on her bod. We also shout out Jacob Tobia’s Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story.
On this latest LIVE episode of the show, we sit down with data journalist and illustrator Mona Chalabi (Guardian US, BBC, FiveThirtyEight) to discuss the song "No Romance" by Tirzah. Since she's currently not seeing a therapist, Mona asks us to try and give her insight on what this song means to her. This is a first for us and we end up talking a lot about romance, whether or not it's a necessary part of life, logic as it relates to romance, and what we're told about love growing up. How much does love matter to Mona and what does the word even mean? She answers these questions while admitting that she is a "really really really hard person to date."
Data, statistics and algorithms dominate every aspect of our lives. But how accurate are they, and how fair? This hour, TED speakers explore the ups and downs of relying too much on the numbers. Guests include mathematician and data scientist Cathy O'Neil, computer scientist Joy Buolamwini, data visualisation editor Alan Smith, data journalist Mona Chalabi, and criminal justice reformer Anne Milgram.
Yasmine talks to Mona Chalabi, data editor at The Guardian US, and host of The Business of Life on Viceland. Mona candidly shares her diverse experiences, fascinating stories, and advice on what to do when you're stuck in a job rut.