Weekend Watch: Life + Love on "The Conversation"


Maciej Serafinowicz

By Elle Huerta

One of the best gifts I received during a rough patch about a year ago was my girlfriend’s recommendation to check out The Conversation, a web series with Amanda De Cadenet. Picture the most intimate talks with your girlfriends - it’s sort of like that, except these “girlfriends” are women we all know and love.

So carve out a few hours, grab a blanket and a cup of tea…here are three of my favorite episodes:

Episode 1 on “Love”: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Fonda, Sarah Silverman, Zoe Saldana

“I’ve been married three times. What I always needed was an alpha male, in whatever field he was in…I needed the man to validate me. He defined me, and that’s not true anymore. So, what did I never have with those three men? Intimacy….being able to accept your whole self, so that you wouldn’t have to leave what you thought was the flawed part. If I’m going to die not full of regrets, which is what I’m scared of more than death, I need in my third act to experience intimacy with a man…right now I am with a man who does not define me. I don’t feel if I’m not with him, I’m going to fall down a hole. It feels like being whole. I know who I am.” -Jane Fonda

“So many women let go of who they are for a relationship. It often happens and I’m not innocent of this, that you’re this strong independent woman and you meet the love of your life and he’s attracted to you because you’re this strong independent woman. But somehow, somehow lost in the years of that relationship, you don’t even know what phone service you use anymore.” -Sarah Silverman

Episode 2 on “Truth & Wisdom”: Lady Gaga, Lady GaGa, Leslie Bennetts, Portia de Rossi, Rita Wilson

“If you’re laying in bed next to someone that really doesn’t make you feel like the goddess that you are, you need to rediscover what it is that you truly want and need.” -Lady Gaga

“Some things just really grip you and really shape you. And really torture you. It doesn’t matter how smart you are or how you think that your life should be…some things really just take you down. And to get back out, for me it was just this feeling that: I don’t know what it is, but there has to be something out there that’s worth it.” -Portia de Rossi

Episode 4 on “Career & Finances: Diane von Furstenberg, Glenda Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Miley Cyrus

“I did not know what I wanted to do. But I knew the woman I wanted to be. And that was an independent woman.” -DVF

“Loss can be a great motivator. Losing everything does mean that it really defines what your dreams are.” -Glenda Bailey

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Elle Huerta

Elle is the CEO and founder of Mend.

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