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....more
CassInTheAttic Funny, yet--terrifying!more

On Being Married At 22

What does being 22 mean to you? Starting a career, traveling, or just consuming a little too much alcohol (but having the stamina to match)? For me, 22 has meant all of those things. I’m a young graduate with the world at my feet, GSOH and not a single gray hair in sight. Oh, I got married a month after I turned 22....more

14 Badass Women in History

Happy Women’s History Month, Darlings! This month we celebrate the inspiring lives and achievements of badass women everywhere, from those who have left their marks on the ledger to those who are still etching theirs. In the ongoing march of time, their legacies of courage, initiative, intelligence, willpower and all around badassery will not be forgotten. Here are a few of Literally, Darling’s favorite women of history....more

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

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