When Alabama is mentioned in the national media, it's usually in the form of racist sorority girls and weird horse stuff. As someone who has spent most of their life in Alabama, however, I can say that what this state has in unironic bigotry it makes up for with beautiful landscapes, fierce pride, and a … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Alabama Is Great Despite All The Embarrassing Stuff
It’s an urge that happens to the best of us. It doesn’t matter how hot your revenge body is or how happy you are with your Tinder settle-swipe - everyone is susceptible to that sudden pang of nostalgia, the glossy, earnest yearning for a time gone by, the sweet idiocy of forgetting all of the … Continue reading 5 Things To Do That Aren’t Calling Your Ex
So you have kids but you don't want to relinquish your white-knuckled grip on normalcy and fun. Firstly, congrats on your crotch fruits! Secondly, good fuckin' luck. When I only had one kid, it was pretty easy to tuck her into a carseat and cart her around wherever I went. My friends and I were … Continue reading How to Keep Motherhood from Destroying Your Social Life
Halloween is coming up and you're broke as hell but still wanna boast a unique, clever costume. Don't worry - I've got you. Here are 5 Halloween costume ideas guaranteed to make you the hit of the party you'll regret attending after too many vodka cranberries cause you to sleep with Kylo Ren. 1. A … Continue reading 5 Quick, Affordable Halloween Costumes for the Once-Enterprising Millennial
You guys, I'm sorry. I'm not great at keeping up with this lately. But it turns out it's actually incredibly difficult and time-consuming attempting to be a well-rounded human being. I am barely keeping my head above water these days; I'm just treading in place, fighting against the burning in my thighs and trying not … Continue reading September Shortcomings
This is where I would've put my thoughts and hype over Taylor's new single, but my mother taught me that if you have nothing nice to say it's best to say nothing at all.RIP my brief 1989-era adoration. What a frickin mess.
When I was a teenager, I funneled most of my waking energy into being accepted by my peers and considered 'cool.' Now that I'm 25, two kids in, and spending my weekends playing Dungeons and Dragons with my brothers and my husband, I've accepted that I was never cool. This self-aware liberation is what allows … Continue reading 12 Best Game of Thrones Ships, Real and Imagined
When I was twelve, I was an odd duck.We sort of already touched on this before, but there are some things that I haven't been willing to admit, especially on such a public, permanent platform. Things that very few people in my past know, thanks to the fringe benefits of being a military brat who … Continue reading I Told You So: A Story of Puberty, Cole Sprouse, and Vindication
© DC Comics It's a monumental period for women's representation in the media. Rey and Jinn from Star Wars, the ladies of Game of Thrones, the cast of Hidden Figures, Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor. This influx of well-written, inspiring women is awesome and long-awaited, and yet none of them are quite as vital, quite as … Continue reading Belinda Blumenthal vs. Wonder Woman: Who is 2017’s Foremost Feminist Icon?
July is half-over and we're waist-deep in summer now, meaning my Instagram feed is one beach picture after another. Everyone is so tan and hot, drinking out of coconuts and captioning it all with a jillion dolphin emojis, wearing their triangl bikinis and abusing the Juno filter. Meanwhile I'm Jelly Clarkson since this move is … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Done This Summer That Aren’t Go to the Beach