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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”

A Day in Her Shoes: A Look at Everyday Sexism

By Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

Weight Watchers Implies Overweight Women Don’t Enjoy Sex

By Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

Women are criticizing a new Weight Watchers campaign that suggests those who are overweight naturally hate their bodies and are too self-conscious to enjoy a satisfying sex life.

With the recent launch of the campaign, reporters received a light-up globe along with a short message from Weight Watchers: “Let’s be honest for a minute, sex is pretty damn fantastic. But if you’ve ever felt self-conscious in the sack you’re not alone – we’ve heard that more than half of women have avoided sex because they were worried about how they look. Continue reading “Weight Watchers Implies Overweight Women Don’t Enjoy Sex”

Singlehood’s Slums: An Exploratory Essay

Being single isn’t always easy. This week, we’re exploring the negative aspects of being single – and next week we’ll be celebrating the positive.

By Alexis Cheney – @Alexis-Cheney

You send him a text message and wait for the upward-lilting ding that will lift your spirits – the proof he takes interest in your life and wants to see you again. The proof he is attracted to you and, in-turn, that you may find yourself attractive. You wait. Wait. Wait. You delete his previous messages so the last one does not hang unanswered, mocking you. You glance at the screen. A few minutes later, you look again because you’re still holding onto the hope he will respond. Even after days and weeks of silence. Continue reading “Singlehood’s Slums: An Exploratory Essay”

Documentary creates modern fairytale of real-world struggles

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

Our favorite fairytale characters found their way into our hearts by overcoming evil queens, fighting dragons and outsmarting a big bad wolf. But what would “once upon a time” look like if such fantasy obstacles were replaced with challenges found in the real world?

Amateur film director Angie Kupper, 28, answers that question in her upcoming documentary “Finding Your Fairytale,” a film that tells the story of 13 modern-day fairytales and how they found their happily ever after. Continue reading “Documentary creates modern fairytale of real-world struggles”

Gun Ownership Increases Among Women

By Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

More women are turning to the use of firearms for self-defense and the safety of their families in and out of the home. In the past five years, 18 percent of women have become more interested in gun ownership, resulting in 12 percent of women owning a gun and 32 percent of women living in a household with a gun.

Why the increased interest? Fear. Continue reading “Gun Ownership Increases Among Women”

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