#23 Escaping to Cottagecore (with Hannah Copestake)
We catch up on an intense week of US Election news before abandoning it all for a simpler, prettier way of life. Writer Hannah Copestake joins us to talk about how Cottagecore is a first a fantasy and an aesthetic of countryside living. But can Cottagecore also speak to the political realities of our time?
If our talk about Cottagecore awakened your pastoral yearnings, first you can check out Hannah’s piece “Cottagecore: The new, new romantics” for Overland.
Hannah has also provided a starter kit of touchstone Cottagecore texts/sources of inspiration:
Paula Sutton @hillhousevintage
Sora Blu @sora.blu
Collette – Flowers and Fruit
Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees
The Collected Poems of William Wordsworth
Folklore – Taylor Swift
Seven Swans – Sufjan Stevens
Daughter – Music From Before the Storm
Little Women (2019)
Kiki’s Delivery Service
The Secret Garden