Where Have I Been?

Jessie Rosen - September 20, 2017

What If Every Woman Said What Blake Lively Said?

Jessie Rosen - April 25, 2017

Last week (I think? in #TrumpsAmerica the weeks are like decades) Blake Lively stood up to a reporter that asked what she was wearing on a red carpet. She said some combo of: “I’m here so we … become more aware, and that we change, and that we build women up….So, you can ask me another question.” and “Are we really doing this? Would you ask …

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How Activism Works, On You

Jessie Rosen - April 24, 2017

Yesterday I went to a meeting run by an activist organization working on voter suppression issues.   The group is a division of the Action Group Network launched by Beau Willimon, who created House of Cards. It is an impressive, motivated and organized group of friends and strangers tackling the very specific issue of affecting change in government by ensuring that all Americans eligible to vote can actually …

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There’s Been a Blip in the Blog

Jessie Rosen - April 5, 2017

This is the longest I’ve gone without publishing a blog post in…ever. I even delayed publishing this post for three days because I didn’t want to type that it’s been the longest I’ve gone without publishing a blog post in…ever. I like routine and ritual and commitment. I like being accountable and productive. This blip in the blog is the opposite of all that, and …

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It’s The End of Complaining As We Knew It

Jessie Rosen - February 28, 2017

In light of the fact that American Democracy is crumbling before our very eyes at the hands of an unqualified megalomaniac who has, in a mere refuse-to-count-them weeks in office, made life more miserable for trans people, immigrants, refugees, and journalists (to name the mere obvious) – pretty stable, probably white Americans can no longer complain, about anything. To be clear, I’m not complaining about …

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How Blogging Is My Probiotic

Jessie Rosen - February 27, 2017

I’ve been teaching workshops on how to be a blogger for the past three years. They’re four-week courses where we walk through everything from how to structure an effective headline to how to not care when some stranger tells you that your grammar sucks and you shouldn’t be a writer. In the very first class of every section, I make a big deal out of …

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7 Ways To Love Yourself

Jessie Rosen - February 14, 2017
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I don’t know when the term self-love was invented, but I’m really psyched in happened in my heyday [heyday here being defined as old enough to understand it, young enough to accept it]. Conceptually I think self-love is mission critical – the mission being to have a happy, healthy life with as few enemies as possible. I am one of those people (read: millennials that moved to …

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Why I Could Stand To Suffer A Little/Lot More

Jessie Rosen - February 9, 2017

I am stumped about what to write this morning because anything non political feels trivial, unimportant, like a waste of time and anything political feels exhausting, too hard, like it’s slowly frying my brain.   Yesterday, I woke up for my morning write like I have every weekday for the past month, plus. I started this new routine on January 2nd – the first day …

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4 Pieces of Advice I Gave An Aspiring Writer/Performer

Jessie Rosen - February 7, 2017

Yesterday I chatted with an aspiring writer/performer about how the hell she’s going to become a successful writer/performer. This motivated, passionate, go-getter went to my alma mater, Boston College (so very sorry Matt Ryan…). She found her way to me through my sister who was in her same a cappella group that has an alumni network she used to ask if anyone could help her …

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Republicans Reveal All: It’s A Scam, America

Jessie Rosen - February 1, 2017

I can’t stop thinking about this article that I read in The New York Times back in 2015. Click the picture to read it.     Short story short: a bunch of psychics convicted of various fraud crimes in the New York courts finally started coming clean to parole boards. One – Celia Mitchell, 38, was asked about her business very directly. (Quoting from the article): “What …

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