Frisky Rant: If You’re Privileged And You Know It, STFU
A little background on me. I'm almost 35 years old, I went to an in-state university (UC Santa Cruz), I worked two jobs almost full-time during school, my parents helped me financially in ways that they could, and I had to take out student loans that I am not yet, but almost done paying back.
Why I Believe Conor Oberst’s Anonymous Rape Accuser
UPDATE, 7/14/14: Conor Oberst's accuser, Joanie Faircloth, released a statement today admitting her accusations were "100 percent false." The recent rape allegations against Conor Oberst of the band Bright Eyes hit really, uncomfortably close to home for me. In the past few weeks, it's come to light that an anonymous xoJane commenter confessed i…
xoJane Blogger Defends ESPN Journalist Fired Over Racist Jeremy Lin Headline
Earlier this week, xoJane's sports blogger Daisy Barringer wrote a piece called "Do We Really Think That ESPN Headline Was Intentionally Racist?" In it, Daisy argued that the ESPN headline writer who penned the "Chink In The Armor" headline -- after the Knicks lost on Saturday night -- might have made an honest…
Sammi From “Jersey Shore”‘s Makeunder Is Super Cute
You know what we miss the most about Jane magazine (other than all of Jane magazine)? The makeunders. The mag would pull some woman off the street, snatch the black eyeliner out of her hands, and do her up in a more subtle makeup look using fewer products. Now the ladies of xoJane.com, where editor…
Today’s Lady News: The Real Girl Belly Project
I love, love, LOVE xoJane's "Real Girl Belly Project," which is publishing 75 photos of real women's un-Photoshopped bellies. [xoJane] A new book about the actress Hedy Lamarr sheds light on her second career as an inventor who contributed to technology that is now used in Bluetooth, GPS and cellphone networks. Crazy, huh?
Girl Talk: Reflections On A Reckless Youth
I had an abortion when I was 21. It was my senior year of college. I was living in NYC, working nights as an exotic dancer while interning during the day at a grassroots nonprofit for disadvantaged girls. I was cheating on my long distance boyfriend, we were having unprotected sex and I got pregnant.
Just Kidding, That Tavi/Jane Pratt Collaboration Isn’t Happening
It seems the love affair between teen wunderkind style blogger Tavi Gevinson and Sassy magazine creator Jane Pratt may be coming to a close. Tavi originally signed on to be a part of Pratt's new website xoJane, and was meant to bring the teen voice and angle to the publication. But whe…