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How to be an Ally in a Time of Fear

Nick Nelson – Alexandria, VA

For many of us, this has been a rough couple of weeks.The election didn’t go the way many of us expected, and even more of us had hoped. The decisions of the electoral college left many in fear, and the actions of some unfortunate folks in this country have left far too many people afraid for their lives and freedom to live as a member of their respective cultures.

As an upper-class, white cis male, I have to admit I’m coming out ahead in the bargain. However, because I was born with a conscience and raised with values, and because no one can ever be judged at face value, I’m terrified. Continue reading “How to be an Ally in a Time of Fear”

Stats Say Men Confuse Cold Shoulder for Invitation

By Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

Sporting a black tank top and jeans, college student Marissa Samilow heads out for a night at the bars with her friends. Like most college-town bars, the sticky floors and loud music set the scene for a typical night out.

“I wouldn’t say I come out to the bars to find a guy,” said Samilow, who said going out is her way of unwinding after a long week. “I like getting dressed up and having a fun time with my girlfriends.”

For the 21+ crowd like Samilow, the bar scene is a prime spot for socialization on the weekends between dancing (sometimes horribly) to the top 50, hanging out with friends or hoping to meet somebody new. Continue reading “Stats Say Men Confuse Cold Shoulder for Invitation”

Photo Gallery: Gilmore Girl for a Day

Two Moxie writers visited Luke’s Diner pop-ups across the country – and got a little taste of Stars Hollow in Washington, DC and Overland Park, Kansas.

Article by Taylor Kuether – Washington, DC

Photos by Alisa Morse – Overland Park, KS

October 5, 2000 – The date which “Gilmore Girls” made its quick-witted (and even more quick-talking) debut, sparking seven beloved seasons, millions of devoted fans and the age-old debate: Dean, Jess or Logan? Continue reading “Photo Gallery: Gilmore Girl for a Day”

Cheating, Healing and Growing: A Trust Update

By Jamie Schafer – White Hall, MD

When I last updated you, I was one year past the tragedy that began what has turned into a series about cheating, healing and growing. I’m currently coming up on my one year anniversary with Steven, who I began dating after I discovered my ex, Brandon, was living a double life.

When Moxie Co-Founder and my editor, Lauren, came to me asking me for an update, I thought she wanted me to write about my dreams and plans with Steven, but nope. She wanted to know how I came to trust again after Brandon. This is the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to write. It’s a constant work in progress and to be honest, I didn’t have a choice – I had to trust again. I knew I’d ruin my life if I didn’t. Continue reading “Cheating, Healing and Growing: A Trust Update”

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s marriage is none of our business

By Becka Wall – @beckawall

Anthony Weiner was caught in another sexting scandal, this time with a photo of his son sleeping next to him in bed while he had a (fully clothed) erection. His wife Huma Abedin released a statement: they are separating. This is not the first time Weiner’s wife found him dallying in digital trysts. Continue reading “Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s marriage is none of our business”

A Single’s Journey aka Starting Over is Hard as Crap

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

I was recently approached at a party that consisted mostly of couples and asked if my husband was here. Nope, I replied. Oh, so you must be engaged. I flashed my hand, definitely not. God, I’m so sorry, your boyfriend? Nope, I don’t have one of those either.

With three of my friends married, two with families, one engaged, another living with her boyfriend, and another in a dedicated relationship, I stand alone in the world of singles – at the age of 27 – when I seriously thought I’d be in the middle of my own happily ever after. Continue reading “A Single’s Journey aka Starting Over is Hard as Crap”

I Love Being Afraid for My Safety Said #NoWomanEver

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

I was walking through the mall one evening with my 19-year-old cousin, her little baby in tow, when a group of guys started yelling at us to try the new “Stuffed Animal Ride.” Our turndown of their offer was not taken well, regardless that they didn’t work there, and they decided verbal harassment was the best response. Continue reading “I Love Being Afraid for My Safety Said #NoWomanEver”

Belly Dancing Group Promotes Body Positivity

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com    Photos by Kaitlyn Fitzgerald

“We can all speak to having issues with our bodies,” said 24-year-old Allison Brickell. “For me it’s about focusing on what my body can do instead of what it looks like.”

That list of “can dos” includes muscle isolations, body rolls, hip lifts, ribcage circles and a host of other moves that make up belly dancing, a passion that started for Brickell in high school. Continue reading “Belly Dancing Group Promotes Body Positivity”

The Healing Power of Wine & Will (on the Hill)

Becka Wall – @beckawall       Photos by Emma Wall

After Sunday’s tragic shooting in Orlando, I felt sad and angry. I wasn’t sure what to do. When it came up in conversation, I felt lost and frustrated. I wanted to come together to express love and tolerance, but as with every shooting in our country, the unity and solidarity is tainted by the fact that we have a culture which divides us, not unites us. Even in the thoughts and prayers and calls to action in honor of the victims, there were arguments over gun control, homophobia and ISIS. Continue reading “The Healing Power of Wine & Will (on the Hill)”

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