Sexy prizes and free smut: it’s the Chemical [se]X blog hop!

Next weekend is Valentine’s Day, which is apparently a very big deal in the erotica community. I’ll be spending this year’s festivities back at Wesleyan with undergrad friends, pretending I’m not an adult and sneaking a flask into Fifty Shades like the classiest of all single ladies. Aside from the drunk tweeting that will no doubt ensue and […]

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My 1st Blogiversary: Here’s what I wrote this year (with GIFs!)

One year ago today, I started this blog. I remember the moment I hit publish for the first time surprisingly well: it was a very cold night in January, and I sat at the kitchen island of my campus apartment with my laptop and a Diet Coke in an old-fashioned glass from the Dollar Tree. My blog was […]

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Bachelorella Week 1 Recap: In praise of the sloppy drunk girl

When I first committed to recapping this season of The Bachelor, I have to admit I was nervous. This blog is home to various feminist pop culture commentary, and The Bachelor franchise is widely agreed to be one of the most sexist programs on television. Had I bought into the marketing? Was I being duped […]

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The parts of being 22 that Taylor Swift left out

When you spend your birthday laughing hysterically as your roommates do uncomfortable dramatic readings of the erotic romance anthologies you were sent to review. When you leave your publishing internship with hands covered in green ink because you did quality checks on a new run of coffee table books for the last two hours, and […]

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Sh*t I’m thankful for in no particular order

Foss Hill, forever and always. Button fly jeans. Seriously, nothing is more satisfying than dramatically popping those fuckers open all in a row. Being able to go to fun Manhattan book parties after work like RKB’s recent shindig for Sex & Cupcakes. Also, parties with open bars. I’m still not over being a Wes Celeb. I […]

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Selfie Flashback: November 21st

This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite photos. It’s my go-to profile picture on social media, graces my ‘About Me’ page on this website, and would probably be my desktop wallpaper if that weren’t an incredibly vain thing to do. I love it for a lot of reasons: my makeup is on point, […]

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Book Review: Hot Highlanders and Wild Warriors

So here’s a little known fact about me: I really like a good historical romance. Sure, genre romances usually follow a predictable formula and lack complicated character development, but there is something comforting and satisfying about sinking into a huge page-turner full of lush description and sexual tension. Generic historical romances are my cotton candy. […]

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Ella’s first anthology: Pre-order Chemical [se]X!

I have an important announcement. Are you ready for this important announcement? I AM IN AN ANTHOLOGY. AND IT IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER. When the lovely and terrifyingly inventive Oleander Plume invited me to contribute to her project Chemical [se]X, my first thought was: me? A lowly, never before seen in print new kid […]

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Feminist Fall Musts: Ladies I’m reading, watching, and listening to

This fall is full of badass ladies making awesome art. There are too many books and films I want to review but don’t have time for, so here’s what I’ve enjoyed this fall and put my Ella stamp of approval on: 1. Gone Girl. If you haven’t seen Gone Girl yet, get up from your […]

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Journal entry: morning commute

So here is your daily life at the beginning of October. You get up at 7:25am and put on your nice jeggings from Uniqlo, the soft, tight-enough ones in dark business colors that you wear with a thick brown belt and knee-high boots. You drag one of your two leather jackets across your shoulders, the pink […]

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