Monocycle: Episode 13, Purpose

Welcome back to Monocycle! If you missed us last week, I’m glad to report that the hiatus is over. If you did not realize we didn’t publish last week, I’m sad to report that I get it.

You’ll hear in this episode that I’d originally intended to record a special edition installment that would outline the happenings on fashion week in a series of audio snippets summarizing the days as they occurred in real time. But if I’m being really honest, my fertility doctor put me on a new medication that was meant to suppress my ovaries and neglected to share with me the single side effect: severe, though temporary, depression! I’m coming out of it now and even so much as appreciated the smell of Wednesday’s rain.

If it’s any consolation, this episode does cover fashion week peripherally — most saliently because the theme, purpose, is one that was on my mind a lot last week as industry denizens ambled from show to show in the freezing cold sounding and looking more deflated than usual. Are we questioning purpose within the established system? And what happens when we lose our purpose? Something rather enlightening that came out of asking myself these questions was the very simple reality that without purpose, our will to do is compromised. And without a will to do, what have we? On the bright side, purpose is everywhere. We just need to know to look for it.

Oh! And In case you’re wondering why the volume is a little bit off…we recently acquired an “at-home recording studio,” which works like this:


But I thought it worked like this…


Monocycle is edited by Nicholas Quazzy Alexander; Logo illustration by Kelly Shami with background photograph by Maia Flore via Kinfolk.


Leandra M. Cohen

Leandra M. Cohen is the founder of Man Repeller.

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