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Modern Love Podcast: Jameela Jamil Reads ‘How ‘Lolita’ Freed Me From My Own Humbert’

In the midst of the #MeToo movement in 2018, Bindu Bansinath wrote, “How ‘Lolita’ Freed Me From My Own Humbert,” an essay about the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager at the hands of an older man who was close friends with her parents.

When she was 15, Ms. Bansinath read Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” in an attempt to normalize her situation. Instead, the book provided a road map for an escape.

This week on the Modern Love podcast, Jameela Jamil reads Ms. Bansinath’s essay. Ms. Jamil is a British actress known for her role as Tahani Al-Jamil on “The Good Place.” She is the host of the podcast “I Weigh,” which challenges accepted ideas about body image and weight.

Ms. Bansinath is a writer in New York City, working on her first novel. She is pursuing an M.F.A. in writing at Columbia University. Stay tuned after the reading to hear more from her, Ms. Jamil and the Modern Love editor Daniel Jones.

Source: NY times

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