Top Picks from “Swimming Lessons” by Lili Reinhart

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for a good collection of poetry. I picked up Lili Reinhart’s “Swimming Lessons” a while back, but only just got around to reading it recently. This collections of short poems and simple illustrations explores the process of falling in and out of love — both with yourself […]

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Lara Jean Covey Chooses Herself in “To All The Boys: Always and Forever”

Disclaimer: may contain spoilers This past Valentine’s weekend, fans of the “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” franchise said goodbye to Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky in “To All The Boys: Always and Forever.” If you’ve been following me for a while, you may remember my blog post on “To All The Boys: […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Natalee Barnett’s Women’s-only Gym

On Jan. 30, Natalee Barnett tweeted “I’m only 21 and I’m about to build a women’s-only gym.”  Not even 24 hours later, the tweet had gone viral and currently has almost 500 thousand likes and 30 thousand retweets. It’s safe to say that a women’s-only gym is not only a want, but a necessity in […]

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Johnstown-based Coffee House Threads Was Inspired by Paige Colley’s Childhood Memories

In 2017, Johnstown, Ohio-native Paige Colley started thrifting and selling clothes on Instagram as a side hobby. Three years later, in November 2020, she branded the business as Coffee House Threads at her first pop-up shop at a local coffee house. With this pop-up, Coffee House Threads officially became Paige’s full-time job.  When she was […]

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Happy Birthday, Freely Femme!

You guys … Freely Femme is ONE YEAR OLD!!! Honestly, I can’t believe that it’s already been a year since I posted my first blog post here. But also, in some ways, it feels like it was a lifetime ago.  I started Freely Femme as a way to allow myself a personal creative outlet for […]

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FabFitFun Winter Box 2020 Favs

It’s that time of the season again … my top FabFitFun recommendations! I absolutely loved everything I got in the winter box, but there were a few products that I have become OBSESSED with. Honestly, I don’t know how I’ve lasted this long without them 😉 Brand: Summer & Rose Product: Cozy RobeValue: $70Reasons to love: […]

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Top 5 Binge-worthy Netflix Original Series’

Anyone who knows me knows I love a good Netflix binge. Over the past couple of years, my Netflix watchlist has become satiated with a variety of Netflix original shows, and honestly I’m not mad about it 😉 So, here are my five favorite binge-worthy Netflix shows that are perfect for anyone, regardless of your […]

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Nashville-Based Ecommerce Boutique Turns Other People’s Junk Into Your Gold

Three and a half years ago, Maddy Clements launched Junk Gold, an online thrifting boutique. At the time, Maddy’s intention was to share her passion for thrifting with others at an affordable price point. But, life got busy and as a result, Junk Gold was put on hiatus. At the beginning of the year, when […]

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Colorado-based Artist Promotes Sustainability With Recycled Journals

Grace Pakola has been making art since before she knew how to walk. At least, that’s what her mom tells her. Still, the Colorado-based artist doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t making something. Now, she is pursuing her passion as a career by selling handmade journals through her online store. “Out of all the […]

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2020 Year In review

It’s no secret that 2020 hasn’t been exactly what people were expecting it to be. Life changed in a lot of different ways for both people’s personal lives and for society as a whole. Although this year started out incredibly rocky, I learned to find the silver lining in things and to appreciate life’s simple […]

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Vanessa Hudgens is the Best of All Worlds in “The Princess Switch: Switched Again”

Vanessa Hudgens has been one of my favorite actresses for a long time [since her High School Musical Days]. So imagine my excitement when she decided to jump into the Hallmark-esque worlds of Netflix’s original holiday films! Last winter, Hudgens was the leading lady in both “The Knight Before Christmas” and “The Princess Switch.” In […]

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NEAT Method Organizes Your Home & Clears Your Mind

Cincinnati-native Devan Miller always knew she wanted to own her own business. When she was 12 years old, she had her first gig as a babysitter and three years later she started working her first official job. As someone who always had a passion for finding new ways to make money, Devan’s entrepreneurial mindset is […]

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“Dash & Lily” is the Perfect Binge-worthy Holiday Series

Arguably, the best part of the holiday season is the abundance of cheesy holiday romantic comedy movies that are released. Last year, Netflix released a TON of original holiday movies [the best of which are “The Knight Before Christmas” and “The Princess Switch,” don’t argue with me], and this year they did the same! The […]

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Reflecting on My First Semester at Variant Magazine

If you know me personally, you know that I’ve spent my entire time at Ohio University working for student-run magazines. Last spring, I made the difficult [and nerve-wracking] decision to leave the publication I had been at for the past three years to apply for a spot at Variant Magazine. I went back and forth […]

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3 Best Quotes from Drew Caitlin Dudley’s “Dream Smaller”

Earlier this month, I featured Drew Caitlin Dudley as one of my Shero Spotlights. Author of “Dream Smaller: A reaction against the idea that women can’t have it all,” Drew’s personal mission for female empowerment in the workplace aligns perfectly with my mission for Freely Femme. So, it’s only right to highlight my three favorite […]

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Peach Bum Provides Feminine & Body Positive Workout Environment

When Grace Stone moved to London to complete her bachelor’s degree, she fell in love with the boutique fitness trend that was prevalent in the city. A native of Dallas, Texas, Grace hadn’t experienced a city as rich in fitness studios as London was, and when she moved back to Texas she wanted to nurture […]

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TamTak Jewelry Sells Jewelry “As Unique As You”

Tam Nguyen has always believed in promoting positive energy. While growing up in Vietnam, she became committed to learning about the Four Immeasurable of Buddhism [kindness, compassion, appreciating joy and equanimity] and what these four traits entail.  Tam knew she wanted to take what she has learned and spread it to the communities around her […]

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FabFitFun Fall Box 2020 Favs

A few months ago, I finally took the leap and signed up for a FabFitFun subscription. After countless advertisements for the brand popping up on my social media feeds, I couldn’t resist the deal any longer and decided I needed to order a box of my own. I figured, if I didn’t like the products […]

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The Womanish Experience Aims to Educate & Inspire

When Danyelle and Dionna Gray began working on a social media networking app for women, they recognized an energy at their events that was unlike anything either of them had experienced before. Wanting to tap into this positive energy, the sisters dove into the world of experiential exhibits and launched the Womanish Experience in Chicago […]

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