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color of the year: radiant orchid

color of the year: radiant orchid

Pantone has announced the color of the year, and I am having a (perhaps undue) emotional response. What’s the color? Fucking purple. Don’t get me wrong. I love purple. I liked emerald a lot, but I think purple is absolutely wonderful. I’m freaking out because I totally saw this coming. I’m sure I have it on(…)

6 things that girl mag’s lesbian bff wishes she’d known before starting college

6 things that girl mag’s lesbian bff wishes she’d known before starting college

Before I went to college, I thought I knew a lot, but I actually didn’t know anything. Now I know a bit more (but still not much at all). Here are five things I wish someone had told me before I started college as a bright-eyed baby gay. 1. No one cares about your sexuality(…)

six things I learned at #herconference

six things I learned at #herconference

If you follow me on twitter (hint hint) you may or may not have noticed that I’ve been at the Her Campus Intercollegiette Conference this weekend, both as an intern (helping sell t-shirts, stuffing gift bags, etc) and an attendee (going to wicked awesome panels and talking to everybody). Sorry that I’m so good at social(…)

it’s link thursday!

it’s link thursday!

Can we all just take a moment to remember that this is the week Anthony Weiner decided his name wasn’t sext-able enough, and started to referring to himself as “Carlos Danger“? Awesome. Here are some links. Here is a thing that I believe: Parents need to calm the fuck down, in general. Apparently this fact is(…)

ask that girl: college girl, big city

ask that girl: college girl, big city

Hi, Clara! I found your blog a few weeks ago and I love how real and down to earth it is. I’d love some advice! I live in a small town in the South (population about 1,500) and I’m about to go to college in Chicago. I was always kind of an introvert and not(…)

how to not be creepy

how to not be creepy

Lately I’ve been thinking about what makes a guy creepy (partially because I read this article, and partially because I take public transportation every day). It really bewilders me that some guys don’t understand what does/doesn’t make a person creepy. There are apparently tons of people out there who believe creepy is a synonym for(…)

summer makeup essentials with a dash of feminism

summer makeup essentials with a dash of feminism

Last week, my sister facebook messaged me. Grace: how cold is hell right now? Grace: …now ask “why do you ask?” Me: …. why do you ask?? Grace: because hell has frozen over: i’ve decided to start wearing makeup. Me: KSFJEIOWAHFKDLS; YAYYYY!!!! Me: wait I’m so excited Me: oh my gosh I’ve been trying to(…)