Pole Dancing + Comedy = Schtick A Pole In It

My name is Jasmine and I’m a pole dancer. I know what you’re thinking: I always knew she’d end up stripping. That’s not what I said. Pole dancing is a wildly popular form of dance, sport, and exercise that is still highly stigmatized. But we’re not strippers, we keep on our clothes… (not a ton…

TV Is My Boyfriend

I’m in love for the second time. But this one just feels right. This time, TV is my boyfriend. I can’t even explain it, there’s just something about TV that I’m so drawn to! And I told myself I would never open my heart up again, but here I am. I just can’t get enough.…

It’s Only Racist If You Let It

In honor of Black History Month, let me make something clear: not everything is racist. As a society, we are way beyond boy-who-called-“wolf” status. We’ve called “racism” so many times, the word has lost all meaning, so let’s go back. Google defines racism as: “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities…

Birthday Resolutions

Today’s my birthday! Well, only if you’re reading this article today. If you’re reading it tomorrow or the day after, then it’s my belated birthday. Either way, the occurrence of my birthday means a few things: #1. 24 years, 9 months, and 5 days ago, my dad was using this line: “You know what they…

Darwin’s Disappointment

On the train last night, I spotted a man wearing shorts in 22° weather, a girl who had never had a snack in her life, and a whole family of gingers. It suddenly occurs to me: we’ve ruined evolution. With all this advancement in technology, anyone can live! Survival of the fittest doesn’t work if someone can wear flip flops through…