Amelia McDonell-Parry

Born and raised in California, Amelia moved to NYC after graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz. After toiling away at Interview, Rolling Stone and Maxim magazines, she made the move online and has been basking in the harsh glow of her laptop screen ever since. When she's not spending her days editing and writing (about topics as vast as feminism, Ryan Gosling, "Star Trek," and the latest D-list sex tape), Amelia is buying peonies, hanging with her dog Lucca and dreaming about her next vacation. Email Amelia at amelia[at]thefrisky.com

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The Indianapolis Star Comes Out Against Indiana’s Anti-Gay “Religious Freedom Law” With Powerful Frontpage Editorial

The Indianapolis Star has taken a strong stance on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act with today’s front page editorial which declares in bold letters “FIX THIS NOW.” The editorial from the state’s leading newspapers calls not for a repeal, which the paper says would be “unacceptable” to Governor Mike Pence and his fellow Republican lawmakers,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2015

6 Additional Scientology Horror Stories We’d Like To See Covered In A “Going Clear” Sequel

Last night, HBO aired the documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief,” which we at The Frisky have been excitedly awaiting since first hearing about it, as we are giant nerds about knowing everything there is to know about Scientology. In fact, Amelia helped research the book Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman! And,…

Etsy Spotlight: 13 Delicate & Cheeky Gold Necklaces

I’m not a huge style rule follower, but one thing I always adhere to is that if I’m wearing big earrings, I can also wear bracelets, but a necklace would be too much going on. I’ve been on a big chunky gold hoop kick lately, so I haven’t been wearing many necklaces, but I’m planning…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 28, 2015

This Tumblr Celebrates Teenage Bedrooms On Screen

Do you remember your teenage bedroom? I do. It was the jam. First of all, the stucco walls were painted what my mother considered a “hideous” shade of pinkish-coral, but I thought it was perfect. My walls were plastered with rock posters (Pearl Jam, obvi) and snapshots of me and my besties, the bottom drawer…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 28, 2015

21 Love & Life Lessons From Mariah Carey In Honor Of Her 45th Birthday

Today is Mariah Carey’s 45th birthday and it’s got me feeling emotions, specifically gratitude for all the wisdom about life and love that she has imparted through her music over. So in honor of Mimi’s big day, here are those bits of wisdom, accompanied by GIFs of Mariah at her most divalicious. …

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal Looks Super Beefy In The Trailer For “Southpaw”

I strongly believe that Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the more underrated actors in Hollywood. It’s a goddamn travesty that he wasn’t nominated for an Oscar for his role as super-duper ambitious photojournalist Lou Bloom “Nightcrawler.” No one does slightly sexy creepster better, except maybe Edward Norton. In his next movie, “Southpaw,” Jake ditches the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2015

Drea De Matteo Loses Apartment Of 22 Years In NYC Building Collapse

Drea posted a photo to Instagram of the burning building, captioning it: “A hole where my N.Y.C. home of 22 years once stood. RIP 123 2nd Avenue.”…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2015

MRA Says Germanwings Crash Might Have Been Prevented If “Sluts” Gave More Blowjobs To “Omega Males”

Leave it to a men’s rights activist to figure out a way to spin this horrifying tragedy into yet another example of how feminists are ruining the world.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2015

Teach Kids Their Feminist ABCs With The Help Of These Rad American Women

I don’t have kids (yet!) but that pesky little details isn’t going to stop me from buying this, well, rad children’s book, Rad American Women A-Z written by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl, ASAP. Published by City Lights Press, the book aims to teach kids their ABCs while also getting them u…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2015

Serena Williams’ Take On Beyonce’s “7/11″ Video Is A Grand Slam

Let’s see how many other tennis puns I can make.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2015

New “Entourage” Movie Trailer Is Chock Full Of Semi-Famous Cameos

But does the movie actually look any good?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2015

Jon Hamm Has Undergone Treatment For Alcohol Addiction

Oof, were Don Draper’s tumbler glasses full of real booze this whole time?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2015

Crappy Website Uses Woman’s Anorexic Before/After Photos In “Amazing Weight Loss” Gallery

Blog posts billed as “Amazing Weight Loss Transformations!!!” are generally the worst of the fucking worst. I don’t take issue with individual people celebrating their hard-earned and healthy weight loss stories — do you! — but when crappy click-baiting websites aggregate a bunch of before/after photos of random people (or celebrities, which is definitely a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2015

Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Are Maybe Already Married, Yawwwwwn

I think they keep dropping hints that they’re married to stay in the news. And it’s obviously working, because here I am, WRITING ABOUT IT.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2015

Hot Topic’s New “Orphan Black” Collection Nails Sestra Style

I have been mocking the hell out of Hot Topic since high school, when I frowned upon the mass market fakery of all their pseudo goth and punk aesthetic, but I gotta say, I’m kind of digging the retailer’s new “Orphan Black”-inspired line. Whether you’re into Sarah’s leather jackets, Helena’s grunge-y parkas or Cosima’s nerdy…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2015

Angelina Jolie Reveals She’s Had Her Ovaries & Fallopian Tubes Removed In Powerful NY Times Essay

I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer,'” she writes.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2015

Serena Williams Looks Gorgeous & Commanding On April Vogue Cover

Damn. I’m usually pretty meh on Vogue covers, but the April issue, featuring 19-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, is gorgeous. For starters, she looks like herself, instead of some fashion person’s weird uber glammed up version of Serena Williams. Secondly, her wild and curly hair, strong stance, simple but chic ensemble, and commanding gaze…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 23, 2015

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