Woman crush Wednesday

OK look, I am having such a mad crush on this lady:

Why? She lifts proper heavy weights, has fabulous hair and also likes the rosé (not only in summers!!).

Does one need any more reasons than that? I think not.

But I could well give you one more reason: her blog is called The Fitness Feminist (well, it’s in Swedish, obvs). It’s over here, if you’re interested.

Just 💕 💕 💕

Women crush Wednesday

I am sure we’re all crushing a little bit on Oprah since her speech at the Golden Globes, but that’s a given.

So let’s talk about two other ladies I’m currently loving a little bit extra:

Ulrike Meinhof


I’m on my second round of Ulrike Meinhof obsession. Ulrike Meinhof, jouranlist and terrorist and one of the key players of RAF, dead since a long time now.

Neither of which are the basis of my obsession.

In fact, having read that Steve Sem-Sandberg book (last time I mention it, promise!), I was a bit confused. Couldn’t quite seem to remember why I was interested in Ulrike at all.

Few pages of the Stefan Aust book, however, and it all came back to me.


I always regret never having done exactly this: gotten up and left in the middle of class. Not necessarily for this reason, but just for teachers wasting my time. Because school was one major waste of time. My time would have been better spent reading books of my choice, it’d been of more use to me.

This is not saying that school is utterly useless, there are people who benefit from school to be sure, sadly I’m not one of them. At least not the way schools/teaching in Sweden were/are designed.

But never mind that, back to Ulrike!


She danced boogie woogie to a point of exhaustion. I both love the fact that this is something the writer felt a need to mention, and the fact that this was something Ulrike did. I dunno. It’s in the details?

This is what I like about her: her conviction, insisting to take no shit, to not get in line; do you need more reasons?

It’s just a shame that Baader guy got his hands on her. I blame him for everything that went wrong.

Miriam Margolyes

In general, I really like the older ladies. Which, admittedly refers to a great range of ages; it’s always relative. But it seems to me, the older a woman is, the more fun she is.

Stumbled on this episode of The Graham Norton Show, and Miriam Margolyes (you might know her as Professor Sprout) is all sorts of fabulous:

Her honesty, fearlessness, not bothering with being polite. 💕 Also volunteering a menstrual story, you just have to love that!

This obsession with youth is all misdirection, why would you not want to be everything that is not young??? Seems to me, being an old(er) lady is a thousand times more fun than being young! If there is one thing I don’t miss -at all- it’s being young.

Good riddance and that.

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Woman crush Wednesday

I have been crushing on Nicole Saboné ever since I listened to her Under huden med Kakan Hermansson episode; not only does she make brilliant music, she’s studying to be an engineer at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. I love this combination, it is unexpected. Big fan of unexpected.

And also, I do love her look, the simplicity of it appeals to me greatly:

Picture stolen from http://hymn.se/2015/11/18/foto-pa-kyrkogarden-med-nicole-saboune/

If you’re not familiar with Nicole, you might want to give her cover of Madonna’s Frozen a listen:



This crush was recently replaced by Caroline Hirons. Not because of her skincare expertise, as you might think.

Oh no.

It’s because of her recent rant on Instagram about the poor sound quality at a gig she attended. There are few things I like as much as women ranting about gigs, especially when it’s women you maybe wouldn’t expect to. As in, women who are not exactly involved in the music industry in some way.

Also, she gushed about Chris Isaak, who was the opening act of said gig:

This is exactly what I have been looking for! I do hope she has more in store. I mean sure, skincare is all good and well, but this! Rants on music, it’s what I need. From women. There aren’t nearly enough.

Never mind that I am barely aware of either of the musicians she mentions (Wicked Game? Isn’t that a HIM song? Jk! I know it’s not, but in my world, if I talk about Wicked Game, it’s the HIM version, every time.), it’s just completely beside the point. Even if I might have been slightly more interested in a rant on the Linkin Park and Friends show. I feel it needs a rant. Just me?


I also loved her comment on how Chris Isaak knows how to not take himself seriously, while at the same time taking music seriously. Yesyes! That is exactly how we like it.

OK then. I think that’s enough already.

Love this lady.

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Woman crush Wednesday

I’m living and breathing Kakan Hermansson.

OK. Maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but I am currently loving getting out of bed in the morning because that’s when I do my makeup while listening to her podcast Under huden med Kakan Hermansson (English: Under the skin with Kakan Hermansson), where she talks about skincare and feminism with various guests. The best way to start your day.

Her blog is my current go to source for anything skincare related.

This isn’t a new crush. She used to be on the radio years and years ago, as a side-kick on PP3 and Morgonpasset, and while I don’t agree with her taste in music, I always loved her bluntness and strong opinions. She maked even the shittiest show worthwhile listening to.

And then she quit the radio. Years ago. Still upset about that? Kinda a little?

Also. Let me remind you of the book she wrote a while back, which I gushed about here. I’ve planned a reread, because the audio version is on my book streaming service of choice.

As if that wasn’t enough. Her general appearance is an inspiration.

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What also has me well excited is the fact that she’s met and spoken to Roxane Gay (another of my crushes to be sure); it’s been recorded and you can listen to it here. And yes, it is in English.

This has been an Endless Blog Challenge post.