Author Archives: Olivia Crowley

Betches: A Media Revolution

The About page of Betches.com reads, We’re the website, Instagram, podcasts, store, books – everywhere that young females go to experience the thoughts that run through their heads, but are too afraid or uncomfortable, to say out loud. In 2011, Samantha Fishbein, Aleen Kuperman, and Jordana Abraham, then seniors at Cornell University, began their company […]

The Issue with Inspiration Porn

inspiration porn (noun) the portrayal of people with disabilities as inspirational solely or in part on the basis of their disability: I’m not your inspiration porn. In other words, thanks to ABC’s hit television series Speechless, inspiration porn can be described as the “portrayal of people with disabilities as one-dimensional saints who only exist to […]

Has Wedding Planning Gotten Easier?

The answer to this question is, well, yes and no.** But first, let’s start with the pros of planning a wedding in the twenty first century. What used to be spreadsheets, paper checklists, and over-priced ‘full service’ wedding planning agencies are now all-encompassing, integrated platforms such as WeddingWire and Zola. Each site, launched in 2006 […]

#ForTheThrone

If you had no idea what this blog post was going to be about based on its title, I understand. Game of Thrones is not for everyone. However, if you’ve never heard of the thrilling fantasy drama television series that is HBO’s Game of Thrones, you definitely live under a rock. And even if this […]

WHERE AM I???

I’m not going to lie, I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into with this class. When it came time to pick classes last semester, I needed to take one more entrepreneurship elective to fulfill my concentration requirements before graduation, and I knew the TA (hi Michaela) who spoke very positively about […]