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How Hillary Herself Dried My Tears

Jessie Rosen - November 9, 2016
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This is hard, but I always write on Wednesdays, and I’m not stopping despite my pain. I am a strong woman, like the first woman to win the popular vote in an American presidential election, Hillary Rodham Clinton.   This is a deeply disappointing day for our country and for me personally. I feel that anger, hate and division won. I feel that respect, decency and progress …

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Why I’m Furious With Alicia Keys And My Husband

Jessie Rosen - November 2, 2016
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I spent all last week furious with Grammy-winning recording artist Alicia Keys and my husband (R) – for the same reason.   No. They didn’t have an affair. If R had an affair with Alicia Keys I would be deeply sad but also very impressed and somewhat jealous. It would be an incredibly conflicted emotional time in my life. Right now I’m not conflicted, I’m mad.   …

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My Hero Before Hillary: Mrs. Nancy Wallace

Jessie Rosen - October 26, 2016
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I’ve been thinking a lot about heroes lately – what it means to be one, what it means to have one and who a few of mine have been. Yes, it’s this endless election that triggered the thought. But it isn’t because a hero of mine is leaving the White House and another is very likely entering. It’s because a hero gave me my love …

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What Fox Searchlight’s ‘Birth of a Nation’ Buy Says About Rape Culture

Jessie Rosen - October 12, 2016
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Is Fox Searchlight’s Blindness to Nate Parker’s Film Fall the Real Problem?     I’ve been struck over the past few months by the story surrounding Nate Parker‘s film The Birth of a Nation. If you’re unfamiliar here are the key elements: Actor/director/writer Nate Parker made a film called The Birth of A Nation (which he wrote, directed and stars in) The film sold at this year’s Sundance film festival for …

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7 Things The Kids In New York Are Doing

Jessie Rosen - September 28, 2016
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[photo: peter lindberg for vogue, but if you’re a New Yorker you knew that]   I’m just back in Los Angeles after a week in New York, city. I used to just call it “the city” because that’s the east coast way, but now I have to specify because I am a defector. I spent many of my days in New York City running around …

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Why You Need To Make a List of What You Need

Jessie Rosen - September 15, 2016
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A few weeks ago my therapist asked me what I feel like I need.   It’s a weird question out of context. Not what do you need for this session? Or what do you need to get through this work week? or what do you need to really feel like your wardrobe is complete? (solid brown leather belt, black cashmere crew neck). Just what do you feel like you need? We talk a …

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