All of the feelings: On the strange, confusing love between queer besties / FUSION

Once upon a time, I had a bestie named Eleanor. We had just become teen girls, and we did everything together. We wrote short stories, drew pictures and biked nowhere late into the night. We spent hours at Eleanor’s house following the convoluted plotlines of the soap opera Passions, including the almost incomprehensible storyline of […]

Mortified Chicago: Adolescence revisited on ABC-7’s show 190North [TV]

I’ll never forget what it was like to be a teenage girl. Crushes kept me up all night long journaling about a never-ending wave of emotions. I scrawled poems about masturbation while listening to songs on repeat from my idol, queer folk singer-songwriter Ani Difranco. And, of course, I wrote songs about my intense relationships […]

“Obama Pens Apology to an Art Historian” for Hyperallergic Featured on The Rachel Maddow Show + Hardball with Chris Matthews [TV]

The news I broke for Hyperallergic ended up on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show and NBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.  MADDOW: MATTHEWS: Read the original story that I wrote for Hyperallergic here:   Tweet

Coffeeshop Writer at Coffee Studio Chicago on ABC-7’s 190 North [TV]

I was caught on camera at the Coffee Studio, my favorite coffeeshop in the entire Chicagoland area! Here’s the link just in case: Tweet

Sylvia, Nicole Hollander and Alicia Eler on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight [TV]

How did Sylvia Cartoonist Nicole Hollander become a BadGirlChats blogger with a bustling online community? Social Media Consultant & Writer Alicia Eler discuss Hollander’s entrance into the blogosphere on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight. The original broadcast aired on Monday, December 20 at 7:00 Central Time. And here’s an additional shout-out from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Art Critic, […]