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 Becky!
(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 (general or specific) location for The Friskyverse.
My name is Becky, I’m 24, and I live in Boston.
How did you find the site?
I was in a less-than-great relationship with a now-ex the spring of 2012 when I came across the Dear Wendy series. I probably found it by Googling oddly specific relationship questions and getting tired of Yahoo Answers. He and I didn’t last long, but my relationship with The Frisky is going strong!
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I work 9 to 5 at an environmental consulting company. I also volunteer as a hotline counselor for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. And most recently I’ve started training for the NYC marathon as part of the NY Center Against Domestic Violence team. You can follow my journey at 26two.tumblr.com.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
I loved Claire Hannum’s “15 Cheerful Quotes About Spring To Help Get Your Happy On.” It was a perfect pick-me-up to kick-off the warmer weather.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
I TV-binge on the Kardashians every so often and I have been hooked on “Dance Moms” since seeing Sia’s new music video for “Chandelier,” which stars a young dancer from the reality series.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
I once went on a date with an aspiring comedian who took me to an open mic night. He proceeded to get on stage and tell a menstrual-themed joke regarding the famous car scene in “Pulp Fiction.” I was mortified, but even moreso when I heard he had “borrowed””the joke from a comic friend. I was more turned off by his stealing material than from the ick-factor of the joke.
Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?
I’m a feminist. I know if I was placed in a different part of the world today or even in a different industry in my same city, I’d face more social and professional barriers than I already do. I acknowledge the inequalities between genders and I do what I can to be a part of the solution via volunteer work and how I engage with men and women on a daily basis. For me, it’s not a matter of being independent of men, but rather being equal to them.
If The Frisky staff came over for dinner, what would you serve us?
Easy. I’d cook butternut squash ravioli in alfredo sauce, mashed potatoes, and green beans (with butter!).
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
Bright rainbow colored lace briefs. You could probably see them from space.
What is your secret talent?
I can reach my head back far enough to touch my feet, forming an O-shape. I’m sure a lot of you reading this can do it too!
What’s an amazing book or movie that other Frisky readers absolutely must get their hands on right now?
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart was pretty thought-provoking. I also recently saw “Under The Skin” in theaters and was mesmerized. Don’t read reviews beforehand, unless you love to be prepared at all times.
Which celeb would you most want to get in bed with? Which celeb would you most want to marry?
I’d most like to get in bed with Lou Reed circa 1975. (Don’t worry; I’ve already cleared this with my boyfriend.) I don’t think I’d want to marry any celeb — the invasion of privacy that follows would be too overwhelming.
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
Anything food or Beyonce-related. A combination of the two, perhaps?
If you’re interested in being featured in Frisky Reader Revealed, email me at Jessica@TheFrisky.com with “Reader Revealed” in the headline!