Hello! Welcome to The Frisky! Here’s a head-scratcher for you: the last time you had a really awful, awkward date (or a super-fun romp in the sack), did you laugh about it with your girlfriends afterwards? We sure did. Which is why it totally boggled our minds that out of all the gazillions of love, sex, dating, and, um, smut sites for women on the Internet, none of them were relatable. Enter The Frisky.
Chances are (unless youâ€™re a character in a Sandra Bullock movie), most of your day-to-day thoughts about love and sex revolve around pop culture (â€œBritney Spears tends to a shrine of Justin Timberlake? What?!â€), health (â€œIs the HPV vaccine right for me?â€), politics (â€œAre all powerful men total horn dogs?â€), fashion (â€œDo sexy, comfortable shoes actually exist?”), dating (“He took me to the pharmacy to pick up his Propecia prescription!”), and travel (â€œHow do you say â€˜to the leftâ€™ in Italian?â€). Thatâ€™s why The Frisky tackles all of these facets of life, but with a sexy, carefree, and most of all, relatable twist.
The Frisky is a site is for women everywhere, and we can’t wait to hear your totally ferocious and fiery opinions. So please register, and feel free to post away on our blog and forums, and shoot us your amazing tips on cool stories. Weâ€™re really looking forward to getting to know you.
So once again, welcome to The Frisky. Letâ€™s have some fun!
– Amelia, Catherine, and Simcha (More about us after the jump!)
Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky‘s Editor, is California-born and bred — San Diego, where she grew up, and Santa Cruz, where she put herself through UCSC (getting a degree in Journalism along the way) making coffee for surfer bros. After summer internships at Jane and Interview, she moved to New York and worked for Rolling Stone and Maxim, and freelanced for Nylon, Teen Vogue, Everyday With Rachael Ray, Marie Claire UK, and Jezebel, and rocked the unemployment line twice. She once got Botox in the name of journalism, but missed being able to scowl at people. She lives with her extremely handsome boyfriend…err, fiancÃ©… and their amazing dog Lucca, who is going to live forever, even if she has to clone her or cryogenically freeze her like Walt Disney. She likes stinky cheese, bad reality TV, doing the crossword, bright, printed dresses, and the ocean. Oh yeah, and despite editing this site, she’s a little prudish. Go figure!
Catherine Strawn, The Frisky‘s Assistant Editor, hails from Canton, OH, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (If you ever visit that fine city, you simply must try a waffle sundae at Milk & Honey.) After graduating from Northwestern, she moved to New York and worked at Jane until the magazine closed (tear). Some interesting facts about Catherine: She loves purple, doesnâ€™t mind going to movies and concerts by herself if she canâ€™t find anyone to go with her, is an expert drinker of chai tea and eater of French fries, briefly worked in South Africa (and wants to go back for the 2010 World Cup), and tends to write short e-mails.
The Frisky blogger, Simcha Whitehill, was the last girl at her middle school to mature, which helped her develop hobbies like obsessing over pop culture and writing. When she was lucky 13, she went with her after school academic group on a field trip to Tennessee to compete in a national nerd-off. Although her team lost, what she gained was invaluable: a day at Dolly Partonâ€™s dreamy theme park, Dollywood. After years of pleading with god for a righteous rack, Simcha decided to pray to the cup fairy of country music and ask for her blessing. By the time summer rolled around, her patron saint had miraculously answered her prayers. She was a D, from and for Dolly. Now, Simcha always tries to put herself in the right place at the right time. As soon as she turned 18, she moved to New York City. A graduate of NYU, she has written for PokÃ©mon, Fangoria, Nickelodeon, Dame Magazine, Central Park Media, and Jane , all the while showing more cleavage than the Grand Canyon.