Editor’s Picks: Ella’s Best Blogging of 2015

All while Ella was busy this year going public and getting famous, I’ve had the immense pleasure of sitting tight behind the scenes and watching. As the now-official editor of her blog, I get to read everything she writes for this site—usually before it publishes, sometimes right after, depending on how big it’s going to […]

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San Francisco Is My Biggest, Proudest Failure

I’ve been thinking about San Francisco. My friend and I have a pact to get tattoos next May and the only symbol I can imagine marking myself with permanently is the Golden Gate Bridge, a doodle I’ve been sketching for years. The City by the Bay was the first city I ever fell in love […]

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Why I Cut My Hair

I’ve been offline. Or as offline as someone who works in social media can be. Somewhere around my site hitting 14k hits in a single day, somewhere around seeing my face appear over and over again on my Twitter feed, somewhere around co-worker #8 coming up to me in the kitchen and saying, “I SAW YOU ON […]

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Bachelorella: The Bachelorette Gets Real About Online Harassment

The producers of The Bachelorette made an interesting choice during tonight’s “Men Tell All” episode. Between the awkward reunions and desperate attempts to rebuild reputations, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Chris Harrison had an honest conversation about the tidal waves of harassment this season’s Bachelorette has received online. In a controversial move, Harrison read out several real […]

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6 Things To Read While I Get Over Writer’s Block

So I have writer’s block. That’s a lie, I’ve been writing a lot. My journal is hella packed with lyrical meditations on my feels. But in terms of polished essays and pop culture reviews, or wacky interviews about my vagina with ex-boyfriends, I am fried, dudes. Ella got nothin’. But that’s okay! Because the rest […]

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Dear Class of 2015 (or, Dear Me 365 days ago)

If this letter seems late, that’s intentional. I wanted to wait until you needed it. Tomorrow you’re moving to Berkeley and you’re going to need a friend. Nowhere is going to feel like home in the same way campus did, but it took college a long time to feel like home in the first place. […]

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At #TED2015, be back in a few weeks!

Hello lovelies! For the next two weeks this blog will be on hiatus while I cover the TED2015 conference in rainy Vancouver, Canada. Check out my Twitter @brosandprose for all my behind-the-scenes freakouts and obnoxious selfies. For more informative coverage, quotes from the new talks (including Monica Lewinsky!!!), and general rad content, head over to @TEDTalks, and be sure to […]

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Journal Entry: Brooklyn

She moves to Brooklyn into an apartment with white plaster walls and long, narrow windows. Light pours in from the courtyard, and at night the neighbors’ lives play out next to hers, close enough to touch. She thinks a family lives just across from her, judging by the little kid drawings on the fridge, but […]

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Book Review: Best Women’s Erotica 2015

I’m having trouble writing this review of Best Women’s Erotica 2015 because I just want to say, “I masturbated a lot to this book.” As someone who lives and breathes erotica, I rarely find it sexually arousing to the point of needing to release tension. The more erotica you read, the less novelty there is […]

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