Lifestyle

On Body Shaming Influencers

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The moment you start to push weight loss products or advice on your social media is the moment I unfollow you. I love my body. And with the constant inundation from society telling us to be skinny and mindful and fit, I think having one less outlet trying to make me be something other than healthy, happy, and secure with my body is a good thing. Stop selling yourself #influencers and making your audience feel bad or unprepared for the world.

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Saturday Morning – Work? When You’re Childless or Not

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So this morning, starting at 6a, I began to work. Not the “go to my office, track my hours, get paid, be overseen by a boss” kind of work. Instead, the intricate, daily pattern of life described as work or with described as life. So many parents do this on the daily. Put away the drying dishes. Wake up your sleepyheads. Head to Little League or Art Class, or if you live in NYC, perhaps Parkour or 1 of the set of 6 weekly classes of an aspiring gymnast or soccer player. Or even if you’re just hanging in your … Read More

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Dealing with Duality: Work Versus Home Selves

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What I’m Listening To: “Inside of You: Tara Lapinski” It’s almost June, but I just read that May on Man Repeller, who puts out regularly interesting articles, was “Duality Month.” This has to do with the concept that within ourselves are varying levels of dualities, whether it be your “work” versus “home” versus “with friends” versus “with relatives” etc. selves or something less split personality-like because maybe some of you are more straight forward all across the board. I definitely experience different levels of selves. Much like Amelia Diamond (what a name) recounts here: Later, just after college, I discovered … Read More

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My first time going on a date with a girl from OkC

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Last week I had my first date with a girl. It wasn’t most typical dates between girls. I did meet her on OkCupid. We did spend a lot of time together, hanging 3 out of 4 days in a row. It was a whirlwind of romance, but it was different in many ways. For: 1) I’m married. 2) I’m straight (both 1 & 2 are listed in my profile) 3) She was only here for 5 more days of a week long trip to visit her sister in NYC when she reached out to me. However, reach out to me … Read More

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Jackie Schimmel’s Bitch Bible Review of the 2018 Met Gala Looks

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So I’m late on this one. But if my audience on here is anything like me, you probably looked at some of the costumes from this year’s Met Gala, but did not make a thorough evaluation beyond, “Eh and Not eh” So today, I, someone who can claims most of her clothing has picked from the sidewalks of NYC, will provide to you an image tour of the costumes Jackie Schimmel, one of the my favorite podcasters of the Bitch Bible podcast (please listen to her; you will not regret it!) mentioned on her 2018 Met Gala review. Because I shouldn’t be … Read More

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I dreamt about pooing.

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Entering the bathroom with a few strangers, as you do when you walk into a set of stalls at a public facility, we were all delightedly, and a bit shockingly, surprised to see a bathroom that mimicked a nail salon with rows of brown leather cushion lined chairs rising up in layers like small skyscrapers above the plumbing in front of them. When you sat down it felt like sitting in a nail salon chair, which is weird to say as I’ve never been to get my nails did, but it’s what I imagine it must be like. It wasn’t … Read More

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Maybe the Worst Date of My Life: Mr. Lunatarium

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I’m constantly seeing people I want to become friends with. The older Asian man under the bridge waving a kitana in circles through the air (skillfully, and with the blade wrapped, so it is more a taichi movement, kendo informed practice) The man in all black spandex with an expandable drinking dish key chained on his side satchel with a tiny white dog poking out of it (maybe it’s more his dog I’m interested in introducing myself to) I’m ready to be excited again. I’m married, but I maybe I will return to online dating (to meet, not sleep with, … Read More

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Marlon Bundo – A Fairytale about Mike Pence’s Gay Rabbit

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Today (and I totally was unaware until my husband told me this morning haha I’m so not that person that takes stock of dates) is Sandy and my 2 year wedding anniversary! Wow. It seems so short in the grand scheme of things when I know we have many years ahead of us. So much has happened and only more will continue to happen as we unite our powers in breaking the rules in the pursuit of doing good and leading by example. Check our IG’s if you want my goo goo ga ga details, but for now I wanted … Read More

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Cynthia Nixon Running for Governor!

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It’s all over our New York news that Cynthia Nixon, of Sex and the City fame, is going to give 2-term Governor Cuomo a run for his money! I’m down what she espouses in her campaign, and she seems a fresh face, but I need to do more digging to see what she thinks she can bring about and what her political stances are on topics that matter to me. Gov. Cuomo hasn’t done a poor job, but she seems a fresh voice. I worry she may be too NYC-centric, and although I live in NYC, I still am concerned … Read More