Lily Rowan

Lily Rowan

boston.hairpin at gmail!!

On Black Honey and Me

When I was in high school, the lipstick that "looked good on everyone" was Revlon Toast of New York, but I swear, that color did look good on everyone. In the 90s.

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 4:59 pm 0

On Do You Have Impostor Syndrome?

One of the most accomplished women I've ever met wrote a book about impostor syndrome, and there are bunch of other voices on her website: http://www.empresshasnoclothes.com/ (Which I am not plugging for any reason other than being a fan.....)

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 12:39 pm 0

On All the Treats in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I think it's MmmFashnik. Like "Mmm... cookies!"

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:26 pm 1

On "I Want You Back" Is Back

I am embarrassed to say that after so many decades of loving "I Want You Back" and also Biggie, it was only in the last month or so that I put those songs together, because (after Guardians of the Galaxy), I had "I Want You Back" in my head a lot, and it kept slipping into "One More Chance."

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:29 pm 0

On What Happened When We Gave Our Daughter My Last Name

"What other kids will think" is the most ridiculous non-issue ever. I mean, have you seen families? They have all kinds of last names for all kinds of reasons!

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm 4

On My Nom de Peen: The Surprising Effects of a Male Pseudonym

@Pammisback As to how a name is interpreted, my real name is gender-neutral, and sometimes in correspondence I get Mr. or Ms. when the person writing has nothing to base their guess on.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm 1

On "It was amazing* being able to wear yoga pants without underwear"

For my own part, I like to wear tights and yoga pants more than once between washing, and underpants only once.

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm 3

On When You're Unemployed

@Amber It might be worth spending some money on an employment counselor and/or therapist -- that's the kind of shit that I need to say out loud to a professional before I can really get past it.

Good luck.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 11:09 am 0

On When You're Unemployed

@bonymaroni Seriously, who the fuck are these people saying you're lucky?? I'm assuming they've never been let go from a job.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 11:07 am 1

On Difficult Woman: A Conversation with Julie Klausner

@pamb I was just coming down to say almost the exact same thing! JULIE!!

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 12:23 pm 0