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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How Toni Morrison is a Writer & You Can Be Anything

Jessie Rosen - January 30, 2017

I caught an NPR interview with novelist Toni Morrison as I was driving home yesterday. Did you know that Toni Morrison – the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom winning writer (among a million other awards) did not start writing until she was 39 years old?! Also her real name is Chloe but it accidentally changed to Toni, which is short for …

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RuPaul Was Right: Why We Can Always Go Backwards

Jessie Rosen - January 27, 2017
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I’ve been really haunted by something that I heard RuPaul say during an NPR news interview a little over a year ago. It was right after Ru’s Emmy win for best host of RuPaul’s Drag Race – so that’s September of 2016. It was a historic moment and long-time coming for the drag icon. He has hosted the epic Drag Race on Logo for eight seasons but has been …

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What Mary Means To Me

Jessie Rosen - January 26, 2017
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Last night I watched a few episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show, in honor of Mary Tyler Moore. You can watch old episodes on Hulu, if you have Hulu, which I recommend you get so you can watch old episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show. I didn’t search for episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, even though that’s technically more Mary. I didn’t look to see where I …

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Can You Be Pro-Life and Pro Woman?

Jessie Rosen - January 24, 2017

An interesting controversy arose out of the Women’s March activities this past weekend. Maybe you heard? At least one pro-life women’s groups was ousted from being an official partner because Women’s March leadership felt their position on reproductive rights wasn’t in line with the march mission. Here’s an article from The Atlantic about pro-lifers marching.  It was written prior to the group (from what I’ve read it was …

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The One Girl That Was The Whole Women’s March To Me

Jessie Rosen - January 23, 2017
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I think it’s rare to be able to say I’ve never experienced anything like that in my entire life. Most things are like something I’ve seen or felt or “been through” in some way. Not the Women’s March this past Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles. I’m prone to hyperbole, but it’s not an alternative fact (aka LIE) to say that I have never been a part …

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