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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…

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…

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…

Wanna Hangout Sometime?

Like many of you, I made the decision to move to a new city post-graduation. In a toss-up between Los Angeles and New York, I chose crowded subway stations over endless miles of car traffic.  Any hesitations I had about moving to a new city were overshadowed by my overwhelming desire to flee Boston. I will forever be grateful for my naive spirit, because moving to New York wasn't as seamless as I'd expected.  To my surprise, one of the…

TSwift Hate Train

Unless you live in the Amazon, you probably know about the #KimExposedTaylorParty that everyone on the internet is attending right now; a social event significantly less exclusive than Taylor's fourth of July bash. Internet trolls and functional humans alike are stoked that Kim Kardashian's snapchat exposed Swift and proved that Kanye did receive Swift's permission to write a line about her in his song.  I'm not going to write an entire think-piece on this, but I just want to point out a couple of…

Kardashed Myself.

For awhile I really thought I hated the Kardashians. Earlier this year I unfollowed all of them on social media. I preached about the unimportance of their existence and encouraged others to follow my lead. I grew more and more frustrated each time they would show up on my news feed. Despite my efforts, they were still a common presence on my social feeds, and it drove me crazy. The more I heard their names, saw their photos, and skimmed their headlines, the angrier…

A Letter To A One-Night Stand.

I'd like to open this blog post by telling my dad, mom, aunt, uncle, etc to immediately close this tab. I'd like to thank my friends for overwhelming mass amounts of inspiration. I was originally very hesitant to publish this piece, not because I don't believe in every word I wrote, but because of the judgement that may come of it. However, I think it is more important that I speak up as opposed to preserving my reputation (do I…

Green and (all) White.

Yesterday a lot of people from my hometown of Marshfield were sharing this link on their facebook walls: http://mobile.golocalworcester.com/news/chart-the-most-and-least-diverse-high-schools-in-ma/ The article is from "GoLocalWorcester" and it ranks every high school in the state, public and private, on their level of diversity. Of the 363 schools listed, Marshfield ranked 357th in their level of diversity, with a school system of 96.9% Caucasian students. It was the 5th least diverse public school in the state. I'm sure everyone from the town that…