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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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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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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Simone Lomack

Simone Lomack is currently a senior studying psychology at the University of Cincinnati. In addition to a full course load, Simone is also the founder of Root Talk Magazine [founded in 2018], an online publication dedicated to showcasing and empowering Black women. I feel so fortunate that I was able to have a conversation with […]

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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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Favorite “Gossip Girl” quotes

This blog post seems long overdue, but seeing as I recently finished “Gossip Girl” [for the sixth time], it seemed appropriate that I write a blog post to commemorate it. Yes, the class CW show presents an overdramatized picture of the Upper East Side of New York City, but that doesn’t mean the characters did […]

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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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