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Lady Bird: The Movie To Watch With Mom This Thanksgiving

It’s time to prepare a trek home for the holidays, reunite with some loved ones, and break bread with people who politically disagree with you. Luckily, the best solution to beat that Turkey-fueled familial tension this year, exists within Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird. In select theaters now, Lady Bird is the most realistic female-driven coming of age film to exist since 2007’s Juno. Saorise Ronan (in case your mom asks or tries to pronounce it - “sersha”) plays Christine “Lady…

We Love Danielle Brooks

There are a lot of lovely ladies in the Orange Is The New Black cast worthy of praise, but here at Mack in Style, we reserve a particular love for Danielle Brooks. On-screen talent Brooks, known for comical yet poignant af Litchfield inmate Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson, has talents that stretch far beyond the TV screen. https://youtu.be/U5tiuMrTCdM (Funny enough--Brooks is actually vegan.) #imnoangel When not sporting a tan prison jumpsuit and advocating that black lives matter at Litchfield, Brooks is busy…

Reset: Views from the Glass Ceiling

One would assume that with degrees in engineering (Princeton), Business (Harvard) & law (also Harvard) World Domination would sound like a legitimate career path. Ellen Pao was a first generation Chinese American whose parents taught her that she could accomplish anything with hard work and perseverance. She grew up believing that any challenge could be overcome when looked at as an engineering equation.  Ellen Pao’s book entitled Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change was as emotionally draining as…

Escape With A Laugh

It’s perfectly reasonable to want to escape with a laugh from these harrowing and bleak times. Escapism is *so hot* right now. Just like maintaining a healthy news diet (see: Free Ways To Stay Woke), maintaining a healthy comedy diet is super easy if you know the right people to pay attention to. Twitter is only salvageable from itself with humor. Being funny is hard, but easier with inspiration. I’m here to help you escape with these funny ass people…

Where Can I Turn In Boston?

Mackenzie and I connected on Twitter after sharing personal stories of trauma, both occurring while in college. I recommended a few Boston organizations that address these forms of trauma, but she hadn’t heard of them. Given the recent rise of publicly talking about sexual assault and domestic violence, it was time to share what people, particularly women, trans men, trans women, non-binary, and gender-queer folks, have for resources in Boston. Many cities have organizations like this if you explore Google…

Cyber Abuse is not Sexy

https://youtu.be/o8VZX4sHn-4 As the wise Lily Allen once said “It’s hard out here for a bitch.” As of late, words have never been truer. A few weeks ago I had to go on a social media purge. From the hollywood rape allegations to the fight against a woman’s right to choose… it’s been tough. Unfortunately, I came here to remind you of yet another reason why we need feminism. At this point you've probably heard of revenge porn. If you've been…

We Love Graphique de France

Over the course of my life, I’ve had many people tell me I live in a cloud. I’ve described myself on several occasions as the human embodiment of a xanex. Yet despite my relaxed nature, I have always been ambitious. Still, few people would describe me as organized. Whatever, haters! Somehow this space cadet has managed to build an awesome brand with several amazing staff members and contributors. I get by with a little help from my friends. Speaking of…

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…

Big Blue House

I have many fond memories of a big blue house. On an island off the coast of northern Maine, is a town called Deer Isle. There are less than 2,000 people who live there, two of which are my grandparents. Their house sits on a hill surrounded by several acres of land. It was the kind of place that required a John Deer tractor and many, many pets to fill the space. There was no shortage of cats and dogs…