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Facing the Stigma of Mental Illness

By Lauren Linhard – Photos by Kaitlyn Fitzgerald – Makeup by Amy Gunzelman

A college student misses six weeks of classes while living off TV dinners, not wanting to shower or leave his bed. At first glance, you’d probably think of him as a lazy kid wasting his parents’ money. You’d be very wrong.

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The Forgotten Victims of Trump’s Post Election

Emma Wall – New York, NY

I could constantly post about every tweet, statement and action Trump does that offends me, but instead I’ll explain how and why Donald J. Trump representing the United States of America is triggering for one in 71 men and one in five women, including myself.

(Trigger Warning: rape, sexual assault) Continue reading “The Forgotten Victims of Trump’s Post Election”

Know the Players for Your Online Dating Game

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

The holiday season is officially over and the season of New Year’s resolutions has taken it’s place. Among the weight loss, budgeting and new career goals set for 2017, you might be a single lady planning to expand your dating game.

The easiest way to jump start this specific resolution is to create an online dating profile. Let’s face it, we’d all rather meet someone in person, but the more than 49,000,000 people using online dating ups the ante for you to meet your special someone….and most likely a whole lot of other someones along the way.
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Men Step Up as Allies in Women’s Fight for Empowerment

By Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

“Grab my wrist,” Amanda Costopoulos, 20, said with excitement in her eyes. When her boyfriend grabs her, she moves so swiftly everyone in the room is left dumbfounded when he ends up being the one on the ground.

Costopoulos is one of many women who take self-defense classes at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Maryland.

“My grandpa was always the one who told me I had to take a self-defense class,” Costopoulos said. “He said I needed to be able to protect myself and be independent so I wouldn’t have to rely on anyone other than myself in bad situations.” Continue reading “Men Step Up as Allies in Women’s Fight for Empowerment”

Breaking the Cycle of Body Negativity in Women

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

Livia Haines looked down at the table and blushed as her friends waited for her to answer the question – What is something you like about yourself? At 14 years old, she and her friends, Katie Mauldin, 15, and Baleigh Geiman, 14, have spent the past school year trying to find their place as high school freshmen.

“Well, I guess I like my eyes,” Haines said, looking at her girlfriends for approval, “And I’m trustworthy, which I think is important.”

The other girls were just as hesitant to discuss what they were confident about in themselves, even as the things they disliked came so easily to them – their skin, body size, lack of athletic abilities. Continue reading “Breaking the Cycle of Body Negativity in Women”

Gift Subscription Packages that Make a Difference

Becka Wall – @beckawall

Fact: getting packages is fun. Double fact: Getting packages regularly is twice as fun.

Monthly subscription boxes are all the rage and for good reason: it’s fun to get packages, especially when it’s chock full of surprises every time. These boxes don’t just deliver – they help make a difference in the world. Continue reading “Gift Subscription Packages that Make a Difference”

Me, Myself and Independence

By Alexis Cheney – @Alexis-Cheney

My previous post, “The Slums of Singlehood,” dives into the despair I have felt when single. This post, however, jumps into the joys of being unattached.

Flirting

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Locking eyes with a dashing stranger across a crowded room. Spinning into his arms on a dance floor.  Tossing witty quips back and forth. Flirting is fun! It’s also transformative. When flirting, I feel like a sexier, suaver and sassier version of my workday self. Since flirtation is most frequent in newer relationships, singletons have a number of opportunities to feel fierce if they embrace it. Continue reading “Me, Myself and Independence”

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”

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