Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments — heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to bring back our regular column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Grace!
(And if you’re interested in being featured as a Reader Revealed, shoot me an email with “Reader Revealed” in the subject line!)
Please state your name or avatar, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
My name is Grace and I’m 22 years old. I live in my native Brooklyn, NY.
How did you find the site?
I was referred to The Frisky by a Cosmopolitan editor last spring. She recommended keeping tabs on an arsenal of media outlets to chat about in job interviews. She told me that as a feminist and pop culture junkie I would love The Frisky.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I work at Jux.com — an awesome visual blogging website. I spend most of my day pitching Jux to bloggers and editors from different niche audiences, brainstorming, tweeting, responding to user feedback and fostering general goodwill and happiness in the Jux community.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
I’m a sucker for countdowns. Most recently it was “6 Suggested Chore & Beverage Pairings For Drunk Cleaning.” It’s like you knew that was my thing.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
Taylor Swift and Beyoncé music videos, as well as every event of awards season. My guiltiest pleasure would have to be ABC’s “Wipe Out.” Total mindless, terrible hilarity. Don’t knock it ’til you try it.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
On my first date I saw “The Ring.” I thought it would be cute to rest my head on my date’s shoulder even though it was more than mildly uncomfortable. By the time we left the theater it killed to hold my head up straight and I had to walk around the next few hours like I was shaking water out of my eardrum. I hope the fact that I was 13 makes me sound like less of an idiot.
Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?
Yes. I want to vote, I want equal pay for equal work, I want the right to choose what I do with my body, and when I get married I don’t want my husband to own me. Every woman should expect so much.
If The Frisky staff came over for dinner, what would you serve us?
I would offer a selection of tasty beverages and foot the bill for your choice of take-out. I’m a hopeless cook.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
What is your secret talent?
Puns, designer bargain hunting, and picking up small objects with my toes.
What’s an amazing book or movie that other Frisky readers absolutely must get their hands on right now?
I just reread Elissa Schappell’s Blueprints for Building Better Girls and loved it even more the 2nd time around. Wonderful collection of short stories that read effortlessly but sink deep.
Which celeb would you most want to get in bed with? Which celeb would you most want to marry?
A young Christopher Plummer. We would then wed circa Captain Von Trapp age.
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
I’m by no means advocating for any less posts like “Man Dresses Up As Chair, People Sit On Him, Hilarity Ensues,” but a bit more national/world news (with the fab Frisky voice as medium) would probably make my daily table talk a bit more refined.
Email Jessica@TheFrisky.com if you’d like to be in a Frisky Reader Revealed post.