This week, The Cooler is joined by a quadruple (or is it quintuple?) threat, Sara Benincasa! She's a writer, comedian, podcaster, viral Instagram sensation and a real artist with a day job. We're obsessed, and you will be too.
On what inspired her Excellent Coats on Irritated Women Instagram:
Excellent Coats on Irritated Women was inspired by the Bay Area's own Speaker Nancy Pelosi... I saw that coat [in this now-infamous post-Oval-Office-meeting photo] and tweeted something like, "Oh, what a great day for excellent coats on irritated women!" and a few people said that should be a thing, so I made it an Instagram account celebrating different excellent coats on different irritated women.
On why the Instagram is way more than a fashion account:
I purposely put up images of women activists who are smiling because, to me, the account is about celebrating women who share their righteous rage or anger in public and do good works as a result, but that doesn't mean that they're in a bad mood all the time. A lot of times it seems to me that they're taking a great deal of joy in the energy that they're putting into a cause... It's nice to spotlight women who are having a good time while not being afraid to be considered unpleasant.