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Being a Feminist in Mayim Bialik’s World

Deserving of an unnervingly hollow Big Bang Theory laugh track, is Mayim Bialik’s latest take on feminism in Harvey Weinstein’s world. Earlier this week, the scientist/actress published an op-ed for the New York Times, not about her personal experiences with Harvey Weinstein, but rather how she avoided those types of situations in Hollywood by dressing modestly and not being a perfect 10. As you can imagine, many young women in and out of Hollywood cringed while reading it. https://twitter.com/pattyarquette/status/919258032210698240 I’ll…

Doc To Watch: Gaga Five Foot Two

At just 31 years old, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is a queen of reinventing herself. Known for glamorous outfits, power pop anthems, and staunch activism, Lady Gaga has already shown the world several versions of herself. From “Just Dance” to her jazz album with Tony Bennett, and now, the "Joanne" era; Gaga has proven herself to be a modern-day trobairitz. In her latest release, a Netflix documentary by the name of Gaga: Five Foot Two, the audience glimpses at the…

Fenty Beauty Is The Perfect Amount of Extra

Unless you’re living under a rock, you probably heard that powerhouse Rihanna launched her diverse and sparkly AF Fenty Beauty line this month at Sephora. Fenty Beauty is the makeup catered toward every skin tone, with over 40 shades of foundation. Since it’s launch, other brands have been scrambling to play politically correct catchup. Marc Jacobs, KKW Beauty, and Hourglass Cosmetics all flooded their Instagram feeds with glossy images  to showcase that they also sell darker shades just a week…

Bachelor Nation’s Saving Grace: Alexis Waters

The Bachelor franchise is known for tear-stained romances, and the drama that occurs when over a dozen people are trying to bone the same person at once. The Bachelor premiered in 2002, and though the audience has grown tremendously since the beginning, some recent seasons have felt pretty dry. Did ANYONE care if Nick Viall found love?? As a viewer, it’s easy to care more about the show's many personalities than the actual relationships themselves. This is why the hot-mess spinoff…

Lipstick 101 💄✨

Lipstick is war paint, identity, and an easy way to look good with minimal effort. I’ve worn red lipstick almost every day for the past 7 years of my life. I’ve tried all the brands, tips, and tricks under the sun to know exactly what I’m doing. [embed]https://twitter.com/maddiemortell/status/895042420295036929[/embed] My favorite products and why: Full disclosure, I am in love with almost any product that is made by Kat Von D Beauty. I’m not being paid to say this (but I…

Kesha without the $

This week I spent mesmerized behind a computer screen, watching both of Kesha’s new music videos on repeat with a lump in my throat. Praying and Woman are just two of the 14 tracks that make up Rainbow, her first album in 4 years, which is expected to drop August 11th. Kesha, once known as Ke$ha, the “$” as a subtle nudge to how broke she was at the time (actually) has come a long way since she was brushing…

A Q&A with Eleanor Wheeler: Disabled Activist & Social Media Queen

Meet Eleanor Wheeler, a badass disabled 17-year-old queer activist from Orange County working to erase ableism from activist spaces. Founder of We Exist Collective, The Superhero Project, and a social media queen on Twitter and Insta @elliewheels - the Mack In Style team was dying to know more about this badass lady in action. This week, I was fortunate enough to chat with Eleanor about her story, her movement, and the fact that the disabled communities aren't looking for any…

Free Ways To Stay Woke

It can feel harder to keep up with a healthy news diet than keeping up with the Kardashians these days (Seriously, how do I not watch their show but still innately know there is so much drama with Scott?). But it costs $0.00 to stay informed and maintaining a healthy timeline of diverse stories is doable, with very minimal effort. If you are a person who mooches Netflix passwords and still has to skip ads on Spotify, this is for…