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I'm a recent graduate of the University of Toronto in English Literature, Sociology and Sexual Diversity Studies. My studies have helped to develop my interests in people, pop culture and social media. I love to travel and see what people all over the world find exciting and interesting. I try to practice yoga and do my own personal, creative writing in my spare time.





What is unique that's not in your bio?
I have a really special place in my heart for Britney Spears
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Finishing my undergrad, getting a job and successfully masquerading as an adult
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It's probably best that we don't define it. Leave the allure.
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Hard to say, generally anything that undermines the patriarchy
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Try to genuinely like what you're writing about
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I like to directly inject caffeine into my veins
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A box of wine and a good book
Predict something awesome for 2020?
I really hope Hillary Clinton is president
Bee-Delivered Biocontrols
Bee-Delivered Biocontrols
Bee Vectoring Technology Offers an Organic Solution to Pesticides
Bee Vectoring Technology Inc., otherwise known as BVT, is an innovative crop control company that’s on the verge of revolutionizing the agricultural industry. With the world’s... MORE
Self-Pleasuring Guides
Self-Pleasuring Guides
Carlyle Jansen Educates Women on Anatomy and Intimacy
Toronto-based sex educator Carlyle Jansen is celebrating the release of her first book; ‘Sex Yourself: The Woman’s Guide to Mastering Masturbation and Achieving Powerful Orgasms’... MORE
Costumed Wonderland Editorials
Costumed Wonderland Editorials
Dani Witt and Co. Wear Many Different Masks for Harper's Bazaar UK
Models Dani Witt, Dasha Gold and Lera Tribel star in ‘The Collections’ editorial, appearing in the August 2015 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. Instead of many hats, it’s masks... MORE
Glamorous Mennonite Editorials
Glamorous Mennonite Editorials
Victoria Beckham Stars in Vogue Australia's Latest Issue
Everyone’s favorite Spice Girl-turned-fashionista Victoria Beckham stars in the August 2015 issue of Vogue Australia. Beckham’s look for the editorial, which was curated by fashion... MORE
Floral Seaside Lookbooks
Floral Seaside Lookbooks
Hype Debuted Its Summer Collection with a Whimsical Lookbook
UK brand Hype teamed up with photographer Laurence Howe and creative director Hollie Maya to bring us this gorgeous, summery lookbook, shot in the idyllic seaside town of Whitstable. A small town... MORE
Sophisticated Sneaker Colorways
Sophisticated Sneaker Colorways
The Roshe One Iguana Boasts an Elegant Look and Comfortable Feel
The Roshe One silhouette from Nike, which previously boasted an Iguana x Black colorway, is being offered in yet another Iguana option. This updated version of the popular silhouette features a... MORE
Sensual Heritage Campaigns
Sensual Heritage Campaigns
Calvin Klein Celebrates the Original Sexy in Its Latest Campaign
Sexy has gone through many variations through the years, (and, for a short, frightening period of time, was lost all together before Justin Timberlake came to the rescue and brought it back); but... MORE
Custom Marijuana Subscriptions
Custom Marijuana Subscriptions
Potbox Delivers Marijuana According to Smoker Preferences
Available in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Potbox is a curated marijuana subscription service that caters to the different needs of each and every smoker. Following its legalization in several US... MORE
Urban Style Portraits
Urban Style Portraits
Berlin Fashion Week Has Kicked Off with Some Amazing Street Style
Berlin Fashion Week has officially begun, and Highsnobiety’s dedicated team of photographers set out to capture the unsung heroes of style—yes, of course I’m talking about the the... MORE
Blossoming Sneaker Gardens
Blossoming Sneaker Gardens
Monsieur Plant Transforms Sneakers into Gardens for Mother Nature
Fresh artist Christophe Guinet, otherwise known as Monsieur Plant, has taken a horticulturist approach to the Nike brand, transforming its sneakers into blossoming flower gardens humming with life.... MORE
Zero Gravity Makeup Stunts
Zero Gravity Makeup Stunts
The IOPE Air Cushion Proves It's Applicable Without Gravity
Korean agency Innored proves that beauty can be pretty badass, with this zero gravity makeup stunt promoting the IOPE Air Cushion. A brave Korean woman volunteered to apply the stuff while inside a... MORE
Twerking Adult Toys
Twerking Adult Toys
The TwerkingButt Offers a Revolutionary Intimacy Experience
‘TwerkingButt’ is not, as one might initially think, the name of Miley Cyrus’ latest single, but a brand new product innovation by adult film entertainment company Pornhub.... MORE
Childhood Imagination Commericials
Childhood Imagination Commericials
This S7 Airlines Commercial Makes Kids Wildest Dreams a Reality
Amsterdam-based creative agency Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam partnered up with S7 Airlines for this heartwarming ad, featuring everyone’s favorite: children. Much like a Dove ad might in North... MORE
Speedy Sneaker Commercials
Speedy Sneaker Commercials
The Nike Air Zoom Elite Commercial Gets on the Fast Track
The Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 is a running shoe built for speed, so it only makes sense that the advertising campaign is equally as fast. Created by advertising agency Must Be Something and directed... MORE
Inspiring Scientist Campaigns
Inspiring Scientist Campaigns
The 'Unsung Heroes of Sciences' Challenges People's Perception
Amsterdam-based agency 1Camera teamed up with director Hugo Keijzer to create a short film celebrating the ‘Unsung Heroes of Sciences.’  Clocking in at just over four minutes, the... MORE
Rainbow Swimsuit Editorials
Rainbow Swimsuit Editorials
Toni Garrn is Bursting with Color for the July Issue of Vogue Korea
German model Toni Garrn dons a collection of eye-catching beach outfits for the ‘Rainbow Room’ editorial in Vogue Korea. The rainbow room is not, as one might initially think, a room... MORE
Eclectic Summer Editorials
Eclectic Summer Editorials
Constance Jablonski Stars in The Edit July Issue
French model, and one of the many faces of Estee Lauder, Constance Jablonski is on the cover of The Edit July 2015. Fashion editor Tracy Taylor stepped in, dressing Jablonski in a variety of... MORE
Cheerful Urban Lookbooks
Cheerful Urban Lookbooks
The Good Company has Released Its Latest Summer Lookbook
Good vibes and carefree times dominate the Summer 2015 collection from The Good Company, a New York collective with both an infectious energy and youthful spirit. More than just designing casual... MORE
Customizable Retro Sneakers
Customizable Retro Sneakers
The adidas Pure Boost Sneaker Comes in an American Version
American Independence Day is right around the corner, and in order to celebrate, Three Stripes has created a limited-edition ‘Stars and Stripes’ Pure Boost shoe. The special fourth of... MORE
Mood Detecting Scarves
Mood Detecting Scarves
The Neffa Chameleon Scarf Changes Color According to Mood
Neffa is brand dedicated to “translating technology into surprising, tangible results,” so it’s no wonder, then, that they’ve applied emotion detection technology to wearable... MORE
Daredevil Cycling Videos
Daredevil Cycling Videos
Vittorio Brumotti Returns with a 2nd Installment of Road Bike Freestyles
Thirty-five year old daredevil cyclist Vittorio Brumotti is back with another installment of his Road Bike Freestyle series. The second video is just as exhilarating as the first, seeing the... MORE
Wi-Fi Consumption Infographics
Wi-Fi Consumption Infographics
This Infographic Contains Valuable Data from the Wi-Fi Alliance
The fast-paced digital world relies on fast Internet, and Wi-Fi in particular. According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, there are 200 million households that use Wi-Fi, and 700 people. Each year, an average... MORE
Female Pleasure Portraits
Female Pleasure Portraits
Lauren Crow Photographs the Female Subject in States of Ecstasy
‘The Little Death,’ a photo series developed by Lauren Crow, was borne out of an anger towards the porn industry. As the Portland-based photographer explains, “[porn] often gives... MORE
Exclusive Historic Whiskeys
Exclusive Historic Whiskeys
Tullibardine's Oldest Single Malt Whiskey is Valued at Over 30k
There are several things that tip off how good Tullibardine’s latest single malt whiskey is. The first, is the fact that Matthew Johns, the brand’s commercial director, called it the “... MORE
Retro Patriotic Sneakers
Retro Patriotic Sneakers
The Air Jordan 6 Low White Infrared Hits Stores July 4th
The fourth of July is an important date for many—it marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence—but it’s about to become even more special for sneaker fans. Specifically,... MORE
Sour Social Campaigns
Sour Social Campaigns
Because I am a Girl Issues #LemonChallenge4Change for Gender Inequality
Because I am a Girl, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending gender inequality and promoting women’s rights, has issued a new social media challenge to the public. The #... MORE
Exclusive Dating Apps
Exclusive Dating Apps
CelebFit is a Dating App That Operates on an Invite-only Basis for Quality
You might not be a celebrity, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use ‘CelebFit,’ a new invite-only dating app that focuses on quality, as well as quantity. The app will be... MORE
Adventurous Automotive Unveilings
Adventurous Automotive Unveilings
Trend Hunter Travels to Cali to Preview the Scion iM & Scion iA
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of being invited to the National Preview of the 2016 Scion iM and Scion iA in gorgeous Santa Monica, California. Positioning itself as an alternative to... MORE
Motor-powered Fitness Bottles
Motor-powered Fitness Bottles
The ROTO Eliminates Lumps from Post-Workout Shakes
The ROTO is a motor-powered fitness bottle that makes lumpy, post-workout shakes a thing of the past! The design of the ROTO is simple and intuitive; with a tap of a button, users are able to make... MORE
Budgeting Brunch Pouches
Budgeting Brunch Pouches
The Brunch Money Pouch Reminds Us of the Important Things in Life
The Brunch Money pouch by Gypsy Warrior helps consumers collect funds for the important things in life. Some define brunch as “a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch.”... MORE
Ambivalent Youth Tanks
Ambivalent Youth Tanks
This Tank Top Encourages Others to Have a Meh Day
The ambivalence of the millennial generation is perfectly encapsulated by this ‘Have a Meh Day’ tank by MYVL. Everyone and their mother has an opinion on the millennial; after all, they... MORE
Lonely Girlhood Portraits
Lonely Girlhood Portraits
'Portrait of a Quiet Girl' Examines Themes of Loneliness and Isolation
Photographer Chrissie White’s latest series, ‘Portrait of a Quiet Girl,’ was inspired by Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s famous short story ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’... MORE
Prideful Ice Cream
Prideful Ice Cream
Three Twins Ice Cream Introduces a Range of Flavors for LGBTQ Pride
Three Twins Ice Cream, an organic ice cream company based in the Bay area, recently released a new range of provocative flavors in honor of San Francisco’s Pride week.  Ice cream tends... MORE
Male Vibrating Toys
Male Vibrating Toys
The Hot Octopuss Pulse II Uses Oscillating Technology
The Hot Octopuss Pulse II is being billed as the first male vibrator, a claim which might seem believable at first, but in actuality, is far from the truth. While male sex toys aren’t... MORE
Economical Fitness Trackers
Economical Fitness Trackers
The Trasense Wearable Fitness Tracker Retails for Under Twenty Dollars
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Therapeutic Acrylic Paintings
Therapeutic Acrylic Paintings
American Artist Jim Houser Uses Painting as a Therapeutic Medium
Self-taught artist Jim Houser has made a career out of creating incredible acrylic paintings that symbolically depict the ups and downs of life. Whether he’s painted a severed head with a... MORE

Featured Ideas

Radically Re-Sized Tees
Radically Re-Sized Tees
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The everyman appeal of the classic crewneck t-shirt cannot be denied. Unfortunately, trying to find a crewneck t-shirt that offers both high quality and great fit is a challenge, to say the least.... MORE
Narcissistic Funeral Photography Blogs
Narcissistic Funeral Photography Blogs
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Domestic Comedian Portraits
Domestic Comedian Portraits
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Angular Roof Abodes
Angular Roof Abodes
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Therapeutic Cardigan Devices
Therapeutic Cardigan Devices
Vigour is a Cardigan That Doubles as a Physical Therapist
Developed as a solution to the drawbacks of physiotherapy for older patients, Vigour is a knitted wool cardigan that uses sensory feedback to encourage wearers to move. The cardigan is equipped... MORE
Microwave Risotto Recipes
Microwave Risotto Recipes
This Classic Dish Enjoys a Major Simplification
This microwave risotto recipe by Tastefully Julie offers us a short-hand way to make a classic dish. Risotto is one of those dishes that typically requires a lot of time and patience to get just... MORE
Tranquil Coastal-Inspired Pads
Tranquil Coastal-Inspired Pads
Studio Public Creates a Calming Coastal Home for Prime Relaxation
Design firm Studio public have created a tranquil beach retreat for a busy, career-oriented power couple. This getaway features a soothing palette of buttery neutrals and nautical baby blues. The... MORE
Blazing Crimson Editorials
Blazing Crimson Editorials
Vanessa Moody Stars in the Vogue Germany February Issue
Vanessa Moody stars in the ‘Playing with Fire’ editorial, which appears in the Vogue Germany February 2015 issue. Makeup artist Wendy Rowe enhanced Moody’s scarlet-hued wardrobe... MORE
Hysterical Comedian Dresses
Hysterical Comedian Dresses
The Zach Fern Bodycon Dress Will Get a Laugh or Two
The Zach Fern Bodycon dress shows off not only your killer curves, but also the eclectic sense of humor that accompanies them. Zach Galifianakis stars in ‘Between Two Ferns,’ a Funny... MORE
Dignified Footwear Lookbooks
Dignified Footwear Lookbooks
The Broken Homme Continues to Commit to Excellence
Broken Homme’s tagline, “quality is victimless,” should give you an idea of how strongly the brand feels about ensuring quality. In fact, the American footwear brand goes as far as... MORE
Bohemian Selfie Campaigns
Bohemian Selfie Campaigns
The FP Selfie Edition Features Real-Life Customers
For its FP Selfie Edition, the Free People September catalog features a group of loyal customers, devoted bloggers and admiring models wearing the Fall collection. Each image has been inspired by... MORE
Cottaging Celebrity Editorials
Cottaging Celebrity Editorials
Liv Tyler Emphasis Girl Power in the July Issue of Violet Grey
Liv Tyler dons a ‘Hillary for President’ tee and discusses her adamant support for women in the July issue of Violet Grey. The down-to-earth actress explains to the digital magazine, &#... MORE
Luxuriously Remodeled Lobbies
Luxuriously Remodeled Lobbies
Powerhouse Company Turned an Office Foyer into a Hotel Lobby
Powerhouse Company transformed an outdated 1980s office foyer into a luxurious space resembling a hotel lobby. The Rotterdam office was updated with a restaurant and bar, as well as a dynamic... MORE
Curating Chef Apps
Curating Chef Apps
The Food Network App Lets You Feel Like a Professional
The latest version of the Food Network app allows users to curate custom grocery lists, optimize their searches through ingredient or preferred chef and essentially turns their smartphone into a one-... MORE