Natasha MH is a stylist, academic, and fashion theorist. She justifies the number of books she carries around with her by saying, “I used to live in Halifax, which is notoriously windy. I’m a small person, so it wouldn’t be unheard of for a gust of wind to knock me over. It feels comforting to me to be weighed down by baggage. Not the emotional kind.” It was really hard to try and fit everything into the frame.
Men: so strong and mysterious. They're always going into and out of buildings, riding bikes, taking meetings, and eating pizza standing up — but what do they carry along with them? Jordan Roberts, a.k.a. commenter whizz_dumb, boldly goes where no man has gone before, which is to the depths of his daily backpack, so we might be enlightened, Pulp Fiction-style, about its glowing interiors. "Hahaha almost a man purse, never a bro bag?" he says. "I just made that up, bear with me…" We will, Jordan.
Jaya, when you finish that Qream Qasserole, please show us.
Kalpna Patel is a Toronto-based craft genius and installation artist who can do more things with a sheet of construction paper than is dreamed of in your reality. She is responsible for elaborate handmade window displays, including this one and this one. Last week, she let me rifle through her stuff because I asked her nicely. "Everything is about my comfort," she explained. "I like feeling warm and clean and fed."
Nicole "Reading" Cliffe, what are those crazy-looking horse books?
Greetings from McDonalds. I pooped in their washroom and now I'm stealing their Wi-Fi and I DIDN'T EVEN BUY ANYTHING.
A long, long time ago, The Hairpin sought out writers far and wide to ask them, “Hey, what’s actually in your bag right now?” We’re bringing back this feature, because it seemed way more polite than waiting until you go to the bathroom at the coffee shop to rifle through your shit. Here's the crap that I am lugging around with me RIGHT NOW.
Natalie, when you stop cooking and painting, please tell us about No. 11.