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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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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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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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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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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Learning to Embrace Our Biracial Identities

Growing up in the suburbs of Cincinnati, it was extremely uncommon to see people of color in my neighborhood. Sure, my junior high graduation photo is dotted with a couple of black and brown boys and girls and I graduated high school with a handful of women of color, but the vast majority of people […]

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BGSU Student Crochets Headbands to Support USPS

When social distancing was at its strictest back in April, Bowling Green State University student Tay Sauer took up knitting as a way to fill her time. Starting with smaller items like dishcloths and baby booties, she quickly moved up to baby blankets and bandanas. Now, Tay is crocheting and selling headbands in an attempt […]

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What it Means to Manifest Your Reality

Back in March, I went through my very first breakup. I know, 20-years-old seems kind of late to experience heartbreak for the first time, but here we are! Like anyone nursing a broken heart, I began to find myself questioning my worth. Those oh-so-fun thoughts of “why am I not good enough?” and “how can […]

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4 Tips For Creating a Bullet Journal

Today marks my last first day of school … ever. That feels weird to say, but as I begin my senior year I couldn’t be more excited to see what the future holds for me and where I will go after graduation. Until then, though, my priority is to get through the school year and […]

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3 Things Interning During a Pandemic Taught Me

When I started interning in May, I knew this summer would be different, but I still had hope for a return to normalcy by August. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my editorial internship with Cincinnati CityBeat became a remote position, as expected. While I was bummed I would not be meeting my supervisors in person […]

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Fitness Myths Debunked: Q&A With Brooke Anderson, CPT

With the surplus of health and fitness information accessible to us via social media, it can sometimes become easy to get lost in the noise of it all. Oftentimes, we are left wondering what is truly effective and healthy and what is simply a trend pushed on us in an attempt to generate revenue.  Fortunately, […]

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7 Best Quotes from Rachel Hollis’s “Girl, Wash Your Face”

Recently, I’ve been slowly getting into the genre of lifestyle nonfiction/self-help novels. For a while, I had heard about the novel Girl, Wash Your Face by the founder and CEO of Chic Media, Rachel Hollis. So, when self-isolation took place last month I thought there’s no better time to dive into a new read than […]

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3 Things I Learned While Internship Searching

I’ll admit, I was spoiled the last two summers when it came to internship hunting. I was fortunate enough to land a position as an editorial intern at the largest city magazine in Cincinnati as a freshman [!!!] and was asked back the following summer for a position as a digital intern. I had loved […]

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4 Simple Ways to Become More Sustainable

Happy Earth Day!! Today we celebrate Mother Nature & all of her beauty, so it only seemed appropriate that I share a few ~simple~ tips to become more sustainable in your everyday life: Invest in a reusable straw cup, water bottle, etc.It’s time to be honest with ourselves; those plastic water bottles that have been […]

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8 Instagram-Worthy Spots Abroad

My cousin Jacinta has had an artistic eye for as long as I can remember. Recently, she studied abroad in Europe and in today’s blog post she shares the most Instagram-worthy spots she visited! Palm Cove [Cairns, Australia] Aiguille du Midi [Chamonix, France] Grotto de Glace [Chamonix, France] Palacio de Pena [Sintra, Portugal] Ler Devagar […]

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