Bachelorella Recap Week 8: Sex, love, and the issue of choice

This week was the fantasy suite episode of The Bachelor. It was pretty boring. This was the most boring episode we’ve had in a while. For the uninformed, here’s the deal with the fantasy suite: Chris and his lady have the option to stay in a hotel room ~without any cameras~ for an entire night. […]

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Everything I Know About Sex Writing I Learned From Taylor Swift

A couple years ago, I was sleeping with this guy. At nineteen I had yet to realize that what I actually wanted was a relationship, and with whom I wanted this relationship to be was even less clear. I also had yet to realize that what my partner wanted was a no fuss, no muss […]

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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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Bye Bye Berkeley: Sexual harassment, self-esteem, and social media

I move home next week. After two and a half months in the Bay Area I’ll board a plane at SFO direct to JFK and start the next, next chapter of my life. I wanted to write a blog post to acknowledge this, to talk about how important and intense this summer has been, but […]

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Ebook review: NO LONGER MINE: INTERVIEWS WITH EX BOYFRIENDS

Anyone who spends enough time on tumblr will recognize Sara Sutterlin’s poetry. Usually appearing in all capital letters and uploaded in a screen-cap of a text window, her work is unapologetic, demanding, and brutal in its detail. She writes about everything from heartbreak to internalized misogyny, and her posts are wildly popular, resonating hardcore with […]

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#humblebrag, I’m this week’s WesCeleb

This past weekend I was interviewed for The Wesleyan Argus by a friend of mine, the illustrious Gabe Rosenberg, about my time at Wesleyan and the work I’ve done with Unlocked Magazine. Unlocked is Wes’s student-run art and sexuality magazine, and over the past three years I revived it, re-staffed it, and published some incredible […]

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