Make Valentine’s Day Yours with Excuses or Love

Here’s the issue with Valentine’s Day, from my perspective. Christmas is a behemoth of a holiday. It starts the day after Thanksgiving and is emotionally and physically draining until the last piece of ham has been eaten or the last present has been opened. When it’s all done, and you’re sitting amongst the wreckage of…

Old Posts & Advice Columning

Hi Lo! Is there a way to search an old blog post in which you gave advice from years back? The post had given advice on facing/tackling school loan debt in response to an anonymous question. If so thanks so much in advance! Thanks for asking! I removed the search feature a while back because…

What does intersectionality mean?

You’ve probably heard the word intersectionality thrown around a lot lately. That’s because the concept of intersectionality is at the core of current feminist movements. Intersectionality is a way to pay reference to the fact that we all have many identities and those identities often intersect. Imagine yourself having a conversation about women’s rights. You might be discussing…

The Report 1.15.17

why more writers should talk about money In the past few years, some writers have begun to more openly approach questions of class. The internet has seen a profusion of such pieces: A writer who is “sponsored” by her husband calls on other writers to be more transparent about where their money comes from. Another…

Raise Quality, Reduce Quantity

I’m nesting.Not for kids or for a family or for the winter. For myself. Ugh – yes, my late 20s, this is the reckoning. My boyfriend told me the other day that I have a hard time getting rid of things because too many things bring me joy. In addition, I’ve had trouble prioritizing in the…