Blog Profile / xoJane

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Blog Post Archive

How I'm Wearing Cropped Pants Even Though It's Freezing Out

18 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Sometimes, fashion and the real world don't fit together as well as we'd like. For instance, I want these Stella McCartney starry platform loafers (or something similar at a much lesser price point) soooo bad, but I know I would trip and fall at least five times on my way to the train. My Baby... Continue reading

Who Are the "Wonderful Weirdos" That Make Your Daily Life a Little Bit Better?

18 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Nearly everyday I visit a little streetside food stall that serves cheap, quick, vegetarian snacks. I've been going to this food stall for weeks now. While the snacks are delicious, it's the owner who I look forward to. I want to think he looks forward to me too. The song and dance is... Continue reading

Stop Saying That I Am Not a Feminist Because I Support Bernie Sanders

19 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

If someone says to me, once again, that I am not a feminist because I do not support Secretary Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Presidential nomination I am, quite honestly, going to completely lose it.It's insulting to say that my critical thinking should boil down to what sex a candidate is. I... Continue reading

I'm Starting a New Career Journey from Receptionist to Software Developer -- I Hope

20 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Okay, millennial. How’s your career going?Probably not great, right? If you’re like me, you picked a liberal arts major that seemed fun and interesting before your brain was fully developed, and now you’re trapped in the revolving door of a metaphorical building with a great big sign that says,... Continue reading

How Carnival Marked the Beginning of My Black Womanhood

21 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

The first time I was ever truly present at a party, I was 20 years old visiting the country of my birth, Trinidad and Tobago, for Carnival.It's not that I was new to the party scene. Quite the contrary. By my 18th birthday, I was already frequenting adult bars and clubs in New York... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Boyfriend Burned My Love Notes to Stay Warm on the Appalachian Trail

21 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

“Will we be able to talk?” I asked, my eyes red and swollen from crying, a balled up tissue squeezed tightly between my sweaty palms. “Yes, of course,” he replied. I slumped back into the couch and sighed. He was serious about this?No one, including myself, could fully grasp the idea of someone... Continue reading

Why It's So Important to Respect Transgender People's Chosen Names

23 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I’ve always been fascinated by names. I still remember a day in second grade when we had a “Choose your name” day and everyone wore name tags with their desired name, and we all used those for a day. I chose “Eve” for reasons I can’t remember. In Catholic school, picking the name of the woman... Continue reading

Can a Girl Live on One Pair of Glasses Alone? (Plus: Here Are Some Cool Spectacle Doodads You Never Knew You Needed)

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

As I type this, the stitches in my eyeballs are in the process of dissolving — so I have to pause every so often to dab away the sticky residue that clouds my vision. The stitches are because I'm about 10 days out from surgery to restore my lost binocular vision, also known as strabismus surgery.... Continue reading

The Apalling Conditions at Australia's Nauru Immigration Camp Are the Tip of a Very Large Iceberg

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

While the United States is struggling with anti-immigration rhetoric from the likes of Donald Trump, the rest of the world is having some problems of its own — and the aggressive and at times actively violent nature of attitudes towards immigrants and refugees in Europe and Australia paints a... Continue reading

I Love Sharing Hong Kong With My Husband, But My Most Valuable Experiences Happen When I'm Alone

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Whenever my husband and I go out to a restaurant, shop, or any other local Hong Kong place of business, people see him and assume they should speak English to us. Sometimes, I admit, this is a relief. When I'm unsure of how I'm supposed to converse about library cards or government fees, I'm... Continue reading

I'm Afraid of Red Blush so I Put it All Over My Face

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

2016 is the year that I stop avoiding beauty products that I'm not sure about and tackle them head on. I guess I should stop making big statements about 2016 since we're already well into February but, I've been putting in work — FOR YOU. For whatever reason, I've been salivating over red... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Found I Out I'm Jewish in My Mid-Twenties

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

My exploration of my roots has been an interesting journey, to say the least. I'm 26 years old, and for most of my life, I was unaware that I was Jewish. My mother was never told about her Jewish heritage. My grandmother kept it a secret; I’m not even sure my grandfather, her husband, knew.My... Continue reading

5 Everyday Dick Moves That Are Destroying Civilized Society

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

No, that is not an overstatement. Though it is true that more individual acts of horror and destruction are committed by genuine criminals and ultra-conservative Christians and Republicans, I believe that our true downfall as a people will be a quieter storm, a calmly corrosive slide into the abyss... Continue reading

Pick Out Your Horoscope in This Meant-to-Be-Fun and Probably Nothing Else Weekly Emoji Horoscope

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

In the past seven days I got even closer to the stars in order to reveal these now weekly emoji horoscopes. I took an elevator 100 stories into the sky, along with a deep breath (I am not afraid of heights, but I am terrified by the elevators-wh0-crush-people stories that seem to pop up on the... Continue reading

8 Stories We Didn’t Write About, But That You Might Want to Comment on, Including NBC's Sexy '90s Reboot, Kesha's Legal Battle Victory and What Procrastination Does to Your Body

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

I’m to blame for this extra lengthy headline. I was so interested in each of these nine stories, that I had a hard time only including three up top (and one in the Dek). Each week, my goal is obviously to get you talking about interesting happenings we didn't get to write about, but also to give... Continue reading

xoBookClub: 15 Illustrated Books for Grownups

3 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Since it's the weekend and we're all too grown up to get jazzed on sugary cereal and watch Saturday morning cartoons, let's immerse ourselves in books with pictures because what's the use of a book without them? Some of my fondest memories of reading when I was small are of late nights spent... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: Staying on a Commune Empowered Me to Start Saying No

3 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

My life had come to a grinding halt. I'd spent over a year saying yes to a relationship that had completely drained me. I'd stayed in a job that I was grateful for but which had no room for advancement. I'd agreed to living arrangements that weren't stable or healthy. And I when I couldn't say no... Continue reading

Say Anything At All In This Whatever-You-Want-It-To-Be Open Thread

4 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Before writing anything else, I'm going to take a few lines in this space where randomness is loudly applauded (at least by me) to tell you about my favorite new product: sweat patches from England! I love when I find something that works as well as the manufacturer says it's going to. I love not... Continue reading

5 Wedding-Dress-Only Details That Need to be Part of Mainstream Fashion

4 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

I don't want to have a wedding. In fact, I don't think I even want to get married and yet, I love looking at wedding dresses. I feel bad for any boyfriends who may have been confused by this dichotomy in the past. I used to binge-watch Say Yes To The Dress with my roommate in college (and I... Continue reading

Welcome to "That One Drink," Your New Favorite Beverage Column

4 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Hello, hello, and welcome. Welcome to xoJane's brand spanking new beverage column, "That One Drink," the place where we get together every Friday evening and talk about alcohol while drinking alcohol. Let me emphasize that this is a very chill affair. I want this to be a snob-free zone, and... Continue reading

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