Thank You for Breaking My Heart

In my 26 years, my heart has never been broken by a guy. The boyfriends I have had, the men of my past, didn’t leave many scars when we moved on and went our separate ways. ...more
Yes, u are better for it:) Smile and go on. We all lose friends and get hurt. But life is like ...more

Problematic Feminism, Intersectionality and the Wage Gap

Award shows can be a great way to spread awareness about different causes, especially those explored in the acceptance speeches. This year’s Oscars was no exception, with Julianne Moore speaking on behalf of Alzheimer’s awareness and Eddie Redmayne dedicating his award to those with ALS. But, perhaps the most controversial and GIF-worthy speech was Patricia Arquette’s, accepting the Oscar for her role in “Boyhood.”...more

Who Mailed My Mom A Dick Pic?

Dick pics often happen when you least expect them. You’re scrolling through your Tumblr feed and out of the blue there’s a pretty graphic (fan-drawn) money shot of fictional characters getting it on across your screen, likely when there’s a nun or your boss walking behind you. Standing in a line at the deli there’s a Snapchat from a questionable acquaintance you met on Tinder who decides to get extra friendly by inviting you to dine on his gentlemen’s sausage. In this digital age, it’s an (unfortunate) fact of life that our generation has grown to grudgingly accept....more

The Men's Rights Movement Doesn't Help Men

In the world of Internet activism, labels can mean everything—feminist, social justice warrior, liberal, conservative. Many times these labels can serve as a way to organize a group of like-minded people for the greater good. But recently, a new label has emerged. On Twitter and Tumblr, some men have taken to calling themselves Men’s Rights Activists, or “Meninist” in a lazy play on the word “Feminist.”...more

Millennials in Need: Crowdfunding Health Care

Health care is perhaps one of the most loaded terms for millennials, right alongside student debt and unpaid internships. Despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, which allowed individuals to stay on their parents’ health care plan until age 26 and implemented the individual mandate in 2014, receiving medical care at an affordable cost is a challenge for those who struggle to make ends meet. High deductibles and patchy coverage mean even those with health insurance often run the risk of being bankrupt by the high cost of care. ...more

What Makes a Marriage?

As our generation creeps slowly towards our 30s, more and more of us are starting to think about the M word: Marriage. What we want out of our partnerships is a question mark for many of us as we grapple with what could be called the ultimate badge that says, “We are now adults.” Some have already been divorced, others have never been in a relationship, and many are in committed relationships with or without a marriage license. ...more

Eyelashes: Fake It Til You Make It

I, unlike many of my oh-so-beautiful friends, was not blessed with long, thick eyelashes. For years, I refused to wear falsies. Instead, I piled on layer, after layer, after layer of clumpy mascara. Eventually, I decided to go over to the dark side of fake eyelashes. As I soon learned, the dark side wasn’t so dark after all. In fact, fake eyelashes turned out to be one of my favorite not-so-secret beauty essentials. So much so, that I’ve begun to wear them not only for a night out on the town, but to work, casual lunches, and even trips to the local food mart....more

Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing

In addition to being the News & Politics Editor at Literally, Darling, Bridey is a freelance writer. She’s a contributor at HelloGiggles, Trazee Travel, and WildSpice. She has work forthcoming in BUST, BITCH, as well as at PANK and LARB. She has also appeared atHuffington Post, xoJane, NO TOFU, and A Practical Wedding....more
thanks for the insight! i'm new to the freelancing world and found all of your points very ...more

The NFL's Steps Against Domestic Violence Aren't Enough

Whether you watched the Super Bowl for the game, for the commercials, for the halftime show, or perhaps not at all, chances are you saw or heard about the first anti-domestic violence commercial that aired during the big event. The commercial was sponsored by NO MORE in partnership with the NFL. It was placed among many other hard-hitting commercials that stood out in stark contrast to the normally comedic advertisements. If you missed it, you can watch the chilling video here: ...more

7 Beauty Products That Are a Waste of Money

If you’re anything like me, you can easily get lost in the web that is the endless supply of beauty tutorials and hauls on YouTube. I’ve used these gurus’ recommendations to make sure I don’t waste money on beauty products that are just garbage, but they’ve also enticed me to spend money on stuff I just don’t really need....more