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Floating on a Cloud at Balans Organic Spa

I've entered a new phase of my life...a health and wellness phase. It happened accidentally, and while technically a good thing, the timing couldn't have been worse as a senior in college. When else is it acceptable to have a Tito's & Soda fueled social life?! Catch me at home with hot tea and a hydrating face mask, how bout dah. One of my spin instructors was even slightly puzzled when I walked into her 6 am class on a Friday…

Intersectional Feminism: A Starter Book List

Intersectional feminism. It’s a term that is gaining momentum in the media, especially in the wake of the Women’s March on DC. In a nutshell, it is the idea that we have to pay equal attention to issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality in order to truly be feminists. All of these issues are connected. We cannot fix one if we don’t fix them all, so I have put together a reading list to up our feminism game. The…

Our Bipartisan Valentines

Do you remember the scene in Mean Girls where the water fountain in the mall turns into a watering hole in the jungle? Well, that’s how Facebook has felt lately. For many of us it’s frustrating. For other, alienating. We have one thing in common, we both find this political climate utterly exhausting. For many of us it’s all-consuming. I’m tired of the hate that I personally feel, and I’m confident i’m not alone. So this Valentine’s Day, i’d like…

Mind Your Manners

I am no expert on manners. I am not a Duchess. I don't rub elbows with Lords and Ladies. My family doesn't hold a "high tea" fit for a queen, even though we certainly do guzzle the magical liquid down in enormous quantities (tea solves everything, but that is a story for another day). I didn't go to cotillion to fine tune my etiquette and learn the fox trot. Luckily, my parents simply raised me correctly, instilling proper conduct and manners…

Girl Crush: Cassie DePecol

cassie depecol has been doing cool sh*t. Warsaw, Poland via Expedition_196 At the moment, nothing is quite as scary as the nightly news. Despite the nightmare on Pennsylvania Ave, something happened today that gives me hope for the future. Cassie DePecol just broke the world record for First Female To Visit Every Country On Earth In Record Time. She visited all 196 sovereign nations in just 18 months. Look, I don't advise you to print out a world map, quit your job,…

Why We March.

I was 8 days old when my grandmother Rev. Helen “Heili” Moore was ordained as an Episcopal priest at Trinity Church in Boston. Of the countless baptisms she’s performed, her very first was on me. Holidays were often spent watching my grandmother perform a sermon before breakfast. I have countless photos of her in a white robe; always paired with a perfect blowout. My grandfather, Tom “Papa” Moore, is also fiercely devoted to his faith. He works as the Executive…

New Years 2017

This year I was really reluctant to write a resolutions article. It’s not that I don’t plan on attempting self-improvement next year (I do.) Nor was it that I have failed to complete a resolution in the past (I have.) I’m just lazy, and a little tired of writing the same article 5 years in a row. If I were to write one of these articles, it would be to tell you to: 1.) Be early for your social engagements,…

2016 Bad B*tch Awards

In many ways, it has been a tough year for women. Our girl Hillary lost the apocalyptic election from hell, the GOP has declared war on our reproductive rights, and turds like Brock Turner are still getting sympathy sentences. It’s been rough, but we’ve fought back. Over 50,000 of us have made donations to Planned Parenthood under Gov. Mike Pence’s name. The female fighters of Kurdistan are taking the heaven away from ISIS. Many of women of color and the…

Rock Your Femme.

November 8th at 10pm: I went to bed pretty optimistic. November 9th at 3am: My boyfriend came into our bedroom around 3am and told me the news. I stayed up for the next few hours and mourned my reproductive rights. November 2016: I cried, a lot. Despite my outspoken criticism of President-Elect Cheeto, I knew I didn't want to blow up my FB feed with Occupy Democrat articles. Instead of praying the electoral college away, I started channeling my nasty.…

My Favorite Podcasts

Ever since the world hopped on Serial, podcasts have replaced your iTunes playlists. They are a great opportunity to seize your travel time and turn it into something worthwhile. Instead of refreshing Instagram, you can listen to success stories, love stories, and murder stories. It's like bringing your TV on the subway. A few of my favorites. This American Life This Monday my train troubles extended my commute by an hour. Normally, this would make me mad. Fortunately, there was a new episode…