Claire Hannum

Claire writes at The Frisky and probably thinks you're fab. Email her at claire[at]thefrisky.com.

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News

Wendy Davis, kickass American hero, has lost the Texas gubernatorial election. I know I shouldn’t be surprised. For starters, she’s a Democrat, and Texas hasn’t had a Democratic governor in almost twenty years. To top it off, she’s a female, and a mother, and one of the thousands of women in this country who’ve hadREAD MORE »


Style

It’s pretty clear that just about all of us have an inner basic bitch, whether she’s hiding deep within our heart or on display right on the sleeve of our North Face fleece. So if we’re all a little bit basic, why is it something to be ridiculed? When rocked a certain way, “basic” sartorial choices can look… READ MORE »


Style

Married couple Abby Sugar and Sylvie Lardeux launched the Play Out underwear line in 2011 because they were sick of only finding cliche feminine designs when they went underwear shopping. They found the designs on men’s undies more fun and wanted to make that aesthetic available to women. Sugar told the Daily Mail that once they released… READ MORE »


Style

I live in Brooklyn, a land where latte art skills are a highly coveted trade (for the record, I have zero ability), but mind blowing art like this would have baristas here shaking in their boots. This kickass caffeinated cat brilliance was created by Japanese Twitter user dongurinekobei, who shares all kinds of cat-fueled fun on… READ MORE »


Celebs

“People tend to put women in boxes: She’s sexy, she’s ambitious, she’s smart, she’s a mom … but women are complex, and we are always underestimated. Women are all of those things at the same time…There’s a conversation to be had on stages like this or world stages, about gender rules and women’s identity. How can weREAD MORE »


News

Ryan Arcand has been homeless for 30 years. When Roslyn Polard of Edmonton, Canada came upon him playing an outdoor piano in town, she knew she was witnessing something special and pulled out her phone to record the moment. Polard told her that he’d written the piece and that nobody taught him to play music. In… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Portland art director Danielle Delph questioned whether she’d have been friends with her mother if they’d grown up together and what that might have looked like, so she Photoshopped herself into pictures of her mom’s childhood. Her photo series If I Had Known My Mother Back Then depicts her and her mother hanging out as toddlers, teenagers… READ MORE »


News

Today is Election Day, and this year’s vote is a very big deal. The US Senate stands to see a major power shift, and this election’s results will set the stage for the 2016 presidential race. Women’s rights also hang in the balance, because we unfortunately live in a world that puts our bodies up… READ MORE »


Celebs

A trailer has been released for the Lifetime movie “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever,” in which Grumpy’s voice is narrated by Aubrey Plaza. It’s everything you’d expect from a Lifetime movie about a talking cat. I hope Grumpy can take a little work break now and just be a cat for a while!
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Style

Sophie and I recently paid a visit to Yotel in Manhattan to check out the quirky hotel chain’s new nail polish collaboration with Habit Cosmetics. Habit is known for their chemical-free approach to nail care, and their Yotel collection is no exception. The polish is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and 5-free. And, it turns out, it’s… READ MORE »


Style

The Paris vs. New York debate has been (lazily) carrying on for decades, though in my humble opinion they’re too unique in their own ways to compare. This video by Franck Matellini compares the two cities side by side. His work showcases the very different vibes for each city evokes (and if I’m being honest, has… READ MORE »


Style

‘Tis the season for outlandish product collaborations all vying to catch your eye in time for Black Friday (not that we’re complaining). This year brings us a team-up between Starbucks and Swarovski to peddle you some crystal-covered Starbucks swag. I’m not going to lie, they could make for really cute presents, even with their semi-steep… READ MORE »



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