6: Podcast excerpt, "What I Wore When...I Got Divorced," 2015.
In the Glamour magazine "What I Wore When..." mini-podcast series, designers and editors share narratives about their fashion choices at pivotal moments in their lives. In this episode, Sophia Chabbott, senior online fashion editor at Glamour, describes the outfit she wore to her Jewish divorce ceremony and the emotional weight of her sartorial choices.
Suggested Activity: Have your students listen to the excerpt or to the entire podcast (available at this link). Then discuss the following questions: Compared to the fictional texts you have explored in this kit, what surprised you about Chabbott's experience as a modern Jewish woman going through a divorce? How did Chabbott use her outfit to give her power during the divorce proceeding? Why do you think it was important for her to feel powerful? Can you think of a time in your life when you wanted to feel powerful? How did you convey that power, verbally or nonverbally? Have your students decribe Chabbott's experience when she walked into the room for her divorce. Ask your students: Based on the texts in this kit, do you think that Get ceremonies put women in a powerless position? Why or why not?
Source: Glamour Magazine podcast, "What I Wore When...I Got Divorced," 2015. Published online at http://www.glamour.com/story/podcast. Sophia Chabbot/Glamour (c) Conde Nast