Eli Manning Managed Against Jacksonville Jaguars Defense

The New York Giants debuted their revamped squad on a soggy Sunday afternoon in East Rutherford, NJ. And revamped it was. Resurrected into winning form? Maybe not quite yet. In an almost-there performance against the Blake Bortles-led Jacksonville Jaguars, the G-Men had serious protection issues. Despite a highly penalized Jags team, a full roster of receivers and runners and no injuries to speak of, Big Blue once again met defeat. Still, this defeat was of a very different kind than that which was suffered last season. Our old faithful Eli Manning managed the game and gave us a reason to look forward to greater days ahead.

Full Article HERE!

Work with CuntCollective 2.0

I'm so happy to be working with CuntCollective again on the PR for their latest event! 

"C*nt Collective and Stigma Unbound are teaming up for their second collaboration at the Museum of Sex on Monday September 10th, from 6-10pm. The benefit, titled "Support Your Local Sex Worker," responds to the recent passing of Bill S.1693, also known as SESTA/FOSTA, and proceeds from the event will be donated to The Sex Workers Project.

The Sex Workers Project is a nonprofit organization that provides client-centered legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion."

You can read the full press release HERE! I'm looking forward to continuing my coverage of the event on the premises of the Museum of Sex next Monday! Please consider joining us or donating to this incredible cause! :]

LWOS: What Losing Davis Webb Means for the New York Giants

The news broke on Sunday, the day after the Giants released their 53-man roster, which included four quarterbacks: Kyle Lauletta, (Eli) Manning, Alex Tanney, and Webb.

As of now, the Giants do not have a sufficient backup quarterback. Lauletta and Tanney both lack the moxie necessary to be immediate solutions should Manning go down. While Webb was a little too hyperactive in the first week of preseason to be productive, he had shown significant improvement in the past weeks, and nearly convinced the fans that he is, in fact, the right guy to take over the G-Men’s offense.

Full Article HERE!

LWOS Life: The Milford Oyster Festival – A Harvest of Summer Flavors

Anyone who knows me knows that I love oysters more than just about anything consumable in the world. Put me on a deserted island with oysters and champagne and I’ll be as happy as a clam. In fact, just give me the champagne—I could probably hunt down some good shells out there myself! So when my good friend Mike texted to see if I was interested in trekking out to Connecticut for the Milford Oyster Festival, you can imagine I accepted his invitation with no hesitation. A good southern belle never turns down an opportunity for some fresh shellfish. I was sold.

This particular area of Connecticut was foreign to me. Catching up on some reading outside the train station, I had many questions. What would this little town have to offer, not so far from the concrete jungle of Manhattan?

Full Article HERE!

LWOS Life: Netflix and Chill–The Vintage Way

I remember the first time I stepped into my now boyfriend, Michael’s, apartment. He was having our friends and coworkers over to play cornhole on his roof. There was football on the flat screen in his living room. I wandered up to the T.V. to catch the score. That’s when I saw them—for the first time in almost ten years. The red and white envelopes on his entertainment unit stood out like pimples that have scarred and just won’t go away no matter how many times you try to pop them.

Full Article HERE!

LWOS: Preseason Week 2 Review: New York Giants at Detroit Lions

The New York Giants preseason victory over the Detroit Lions on Friday was the spectacle that fans needed to see that the second team is good enough to keep up with the troops that they’ll be supplementing once regular season hits. Eli Manning didn’t play. Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t play. Saquon Barkley didn’t play. And none of that proved to be a problem as Big Blue found victory at Ford Field. The game was “bad Lions.” But it was also very much “good Giants.”

Full Article HERE!

LWOS: What the New York Giants Proved in the Preseason Opener

As I watched the new New York Giants go through the motions for the first time in the first preseason game on their home field in East Rutherford, I couldn’t help but feel angry. What happened to all the hard work in OTAs and practice? And even before that, when coach Pat Shurmur jumped on board and began crafting the dream team? All the excellent moves made in the off-season, including free agency and the draft?

Of course, passing all of this work off as a waste is juvenile. Once I got over myself I was able to see what the G-Men walked onto the field to do this past Thursday. While a win against the long-broken Cleveland Browns would have been ideal, it wasn’t in the cards, because it wasn’t of interest.

Here are the biggest takeaways from Thursday night’s game.

Full Article HERE!

LWOS Life: Pride and Prejudice and Lipstick: How the Stigmas of Past Political Women Have Set the Stage for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become widely known in the last two weeks for three things: her victory in the New York congressional primary over ten-term veteran Joe Crowley, her doing so without any help from the mainstream media, and the fact that her signature red lipstick is currently sold out at Sephora. Provided her expected win this coming November, Ocasio-Cortez will be the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress. She has no prior experience holding political office. She describes herself as a democratic socialist, the complete opposite of our currently dominant representation as a nation. And she’s from the Bronx.

Backlash surrounding Ocasio-Cortez and her platform has been minimal, probably due to her lack of presence in larger media outlets, which keeps her safely tucked away from the slander of the Right. But Ocasio-Cortez has clearly taken notes from those women who proceeded her in political roles, with the help of the mainstream media that she has mostly avoided. Her rookie status on the political scene can only help her, as we saw Hillary Clinton recently slaughtered by attention to her past. Her femininity has a similar benefit, as she garners the respect that was paid to former politically surrounded women like Jackie Kennedy. Her resilience commands accolade, like that of the slandered former governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. All of these qualities fall under the stigma of what Joseph Roach calls the “it” factor—the only stigma necessary to being a successful woman in office.

Full Article HERE!

LWOS Life: A Bartender’s Lament: Why I Left The Bar Business, And Then Ran Back Screaming‬

‪“What’s the cheapest thing here?”

Don’t do it, I plead with myself. Don’t say “you are.” He doesn’t know any better.

“I have Bud Light bottles for seven dollars.”

“SEVEN?!”

DO NOT DO IT. DO NOT REMIND HIM THAT HE IS IN AN UPSCALE MIDTOWN MANHATTAN BAR AND INFLATION IS TO BE EXPECTED.

“Sorry, love. I don’t have any control over the prices here.”

“Fine. I’ll just take one.”

He puts down $7 exactly. The last dollar is in quarters.

Now, before I continue, this is not just another “bartender pet peeves” piece. I’ll try not to bore you with my minuscule gripes against the generally ignorant middle-aged white guys of the finance and business spheres. When I left the bar business, I was in the midst of an angst-filled rampage, and I’ve been over all of my industry qualms already with my boyfriend, my other industry friends, and my coworkers from the toxic job I walked out of mid-shift in January.

I try not to quit things, and I had never before left a position before without giving a proper two weeks notice or on negative terms. This behavior was new to me. I dramatically bid farewell to the industry that had provided me a primary source of income over the course of ten years after a last-straw altercation and only after locking down a minimum wage-paying internship; a nine-to-five, a “real” job.

Full Article HERE!

Work With "The Ugly Kids"

I've been working with some fellow Fordham alums to expand their PR for the new musical "The Ugly Kids," which premiered this week at the Fresh Fruit Festival.

"The 2018 Fresh Fruit Festival 16th Season at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street presents the premiere of a new musical, The Ugly Kids, by Anna Michael and Tony Macht.

It's beautiful being friends with the ugly kids. College student Chris wants to embrace that ugliness, and to let in her weird new poetry club friends. But her need for control (and her struggle with an eating disorder) make it hard to let go-or to see her roommate, Alice, as a person instead of a savior. Jazzy piano and interspersed spoken word underscore this truthful yet joyful story about learning to save your own life."

Full press release HERE.

Editorial feature HERE.