YOU USED TO CALL ME ON MY CELL PHONE, RANDOM BABY

How I ended up frequently FaceTiming with a random baby. Continue reading YOU USED TO CALL ME ON MY CELL PHONE, RANDOM BABY

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WHEN IN DOUBT, WATCH ‘THE SIMPLE LIFE’

Anna Bradley-Smith Sometimes in life things happen that you can’t explain like deja vu, covfefe and how you have one chip and the whole bag’s gone. Or how, in a moment of extreme self-doubt, I tracked down season one of the Simple Life. I was a first-time viewer having skipped the series in its heyday of the early aughties; my 12-year-old self either uninterested or … Continue reading WHEN IN DOUBT, WATCH ‘THE SIMPLE LIFE’

DROP A DOLLAR, NOT THE BALL: HOW TO LEAVE A TIP IN NEW YORK

It’s confusing, it’s annoying, it’s outdated – ya di ya the list goes on; but it is definitely required. Tipping, my friends, is what it is. When you go anywhere in New York and anyone does something for you you pay them, and then you pay them another 20 per cent. Minimum wage is low, it’s how people make money, and people need to make … Continue reading DROP A DOLLAR, NOT THE BALL: HOW TO LEAVE A TIP IN NEW YORK

TANNED, TONED, TAUT: BEHIND THE SCENES AT A BODYBUILDING COMP

Many of us want the perfect version of ourselves, or at least something on the way to it. Be it be a tiny waist and ballooning butt cheeks, abs, tinsy arms or tight calves; we cut out bread, we cut out pasta ,we cut out cheese, chocolate and beer. WE GOD DAMN RUIN OUR LIVES FOR IT. Despite the gym memberships and kickboxing classes, perfection … Continue reading TANNED, TONED, TAUT: BEHIND THE SCENES AT A BODYBUILDING COMP

MAKE ME AN INSTAGRAM MODEL

Jessy Edwards I’ve decided to become an Instagram model. The idea has been seeding for some time. It started with Love and Hip Hop. Half the girls on the show have successful music careers. The other have successful Instagram modeling careers. I can’t rap or sing, so at this stage my best chance of getting on the show is probably through curating a public gallery … Continue reading MAKE ME AN INSTAGRAM MODEL

SAYING GOODBYE TO AN ICON; ‘THE VILLAGE VOICE’

Sally Hedberg When news broke the Village Voice would cease its print publication New Yorkers went into mourning. The alt-weekly had become a part of so many’s New York identities, including Sally Hedberg who put pen to paper for old times sake. I daydreamed about moving to New York City and writing for Village Voice throughout high school, soul-saving daydreams for a teenage girl navigating those … Continue reading SAYING GOODBYE TO AN ICON; ‘THE VILLAGE VOICE’

THE NEW VERSION

Anna Bradley-Smith Wikipedia the world’s fountain of knowledge had to tell me my ex-boyfriend’s birthdate today. I wanted to wish him a happy 29th or 30th, I also needed to check which it was. Things blur quickly with change. I try to end relationships on good terms, often boiling down to an annual birthday well wish. Scrolling through the brief bio section I got what … Continue reading THE NEW VERSION