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. (If you would like to be featured in a Reader Revealed column, email Jessica@TheFrisky.com.)
After the jump, meet Molly!
Please state your name or avatar, age, and (general or specific) location for The Friskyverse.
Molly, 27 and Seattle.
How did you find the site?
It was years ago, but I believe it was a link via Dlisted. I was waiting in line for a ferry and completely depleted my phone’s battery falling down the Frisky-link-rabbit-hole of article after article I couldn’t help but read.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
Well I have a job. I work on a show for PBS here in Seattle and occasionally work for the Seattle International Film Festival. But as for my life-life, I am an animal rescue enthusiast. I currently have three rescue pups in a one bedroom apartment (don’t worry, they get lots of exercise and love), and as a Pisces, I am never more content than when I’m in the water. Also a big fan of film, arts, and music festivals.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
This might be the hardest question. One that always sticks in my mind is Ami’s beautiful post about locking eyes with a stranger on the subway, only to realize it was someone she already knew from her past. That one and her post about a psychic predicting her love life give me chills. I also really appreciate Amelia’s candid stories about wanting children someday soon, and I couldn’t not mention the way Jessica’s posts about feminism and equal rights have really changed me in the past five years. I have gone from being one of the commenters who thought she was being overly sensitive to realizing how much of an impact I can have as a single female by either 1) passively letting these injustices continue or 2) joining the chorus of strong feminist voices who say, “Um, no actually. This isn’t OK. This can stop and I can be a part of that fight.”
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
I am proud to say I do not watch any of the reality personalities because I don’t want to be part of the problem ;) So for “guilty” pleasures, I have to admit I spend way too much time on the Internet and know way too much about those personalities I claim not to feed.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
Ugh. Substitute “embarrassing” with “awkward x infinity” and I have a good one. I ran into a guy I liked on a trip one time, and he came back to stay at our cabin. That would have been well and good if I wasn’t staying at said cabin with a bunch of friends including a guy I’d seen on-and-off (we were currently off). There was this unspoken pissing contest between the two of them to not let the other spend a moment alone with me. This culminated in everyone going to sleep except the three of us, because neither of them wanted to call it a night first. We spent two and a half awkward hours watching “Titanic” on TBS on a couch probably only meant to seat two people. I sat in the middle of this awkward menage-a-tanic with one of them on either side of me. I couldn’t flirt with the guy I liked, and the guy I had seen a few times kept trying to be touchy and flirty and mark his territory. I get cold sweats remembering the awkwardness of it all.
Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?
Absolutely. Always have and always will. There was one short period of time where I started calling myself a “humanist” because I misunderstood feminism as, sadly, many millennials currently do. As mentioned above in my TL:DR answer above, I credit The Frisky with opening my mind and helping me understand the dire consequences of not proudly labeling myself as a feminist. Now I have conversations with other confused friends and have successfully convinced many male friends why they should proudly call themselves a feminist, too.
If The Frisky staff came over for dinner, what would you serve us?
Wine and Cheez-Its.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
Pajamas. It’s my day off!
What is your secret talent?
Not so secret anymore as I’ve finally overcome my fear of karaoke (I’m tone deaf even though my mother has the voice of a nightingale): I can rap “Rap God” by Eminem without missing a word. I was going to put it on You Tube in the hopes that he’d see it and ask me to tour the world with him, but some other white girl already beat me to the punch. And she has sponsors. So … I’m kind of SOL on that dream.
What’s an amazing book or movie that other Frisky readers absolutely must get their hands on right now?
All movies! OK:
- “The Skeleton Twins” is darkly humorous and incredibly realistic in its depiction of depression and family bonds.
- “The One I Love” — oh man, you have to see this movie. I can’t say much without giving it away, but it’s not what you think it’s about.
- “They Came Together” is probably the most consistently I’ve ever laughed throughout a movie. I believe I even “guffawed.”
Which celeb would you most want to get in bed with? Which celeb would you most want to marry?
Norman Reedus. And Norman Reedus. If he’s busy, Jesse Williams can come over too. But then Norman Reedus could come over too and … um, what?
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
A male Dater X would be fascinating!
If you would like to be featured in a Frisky Reader Revealed column, email Jessica@TheFrisky.com.