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Galentine’s Gift Guide

In the midst of all of the chaos and courtroom hearings, I’ve never been more appreciative of the woke women in my life who always educate, inspire, listen to and love me unconditionally and unapologetically. And I know I’m not alone. Whether you’re shopping for yourself (guilty) or the fierce feminists in your life, you’re at the right place. Here are a bunch of activist-approved goodies that your tireless tribe actually wants and definitely deserves.    BADDIE ON A BUDGET…

‘Hell Hath No Fury…’

Before his sentencing of 175 years in federal prison, former Team USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar, wrote in a letter to Judge Rosemarie Aquilina defending himself, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” The entire courtroom erupted in audible groans. Judge Aquilina tossed his letter aside, as if to say, “Are you kidding me?” https://youtu.be/2b7WDRmOhQk Nassar was found guilty of sexually abusing more than 150 victims under his care, and yet still insinuated his accusers fabricated their stories for…

2017 in the Books

For better and for worse, the past year has changed me. I am, perhaps irrationally, convinced that we are living in the midst of the apocalypse. Yet despite my perception of impending doom, 2017 was the best year of my personal life. To some, the concept of a work-life balance is a myth. I’m fortunate enough that it is my reality. Many people will tell you soul mates do not exist. I’ve somehow managed to find mine. The majority of…

Lady Bird: The Movie To Watch With Mom

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…

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…

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…

The Feminist Guide to Chivalry

Feminism. It’s equality. It’s historically and graphically dependent. It’s Roxane Gay taking down Twitter trolls. And, lately, it’s the latest trend. Hillary Clinton’s are spray painted on Williamsburg sidewalks. The Etsy market for feminist baseball hats is booming, and Forever 21 wants to be woke so bad they’re willing to (allegedly) steal for it, which is so not woke. Even though feminism is becoming more widely accepted thanks to graphic tees and tireless politicians, there’s still one term that most…

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…