©2017 by Not Jordy.

 

 

Disclaimer:  This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind.

New York, NY, USA

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November 19, 2018

Like any other millennial living in a big city, I could go on and on about excuses for why I’m so damn busy. It’s my job, it’s the holidays, it’s that friend visiting from out of town. It’s always something. And it’s always something that has managed to allow me to validate actions such as ordering takeout, skipping a workout, or not making my bed in the morning. This "hectic lifestyle", has also been the primary excuse for my...

February 13, 2018

Happy Galentines Day to all my ladies out there! As a woman who has spent many-a-Galentines Day indulging in self-obtained treats and Kate Hudson classics, I want to address an issue that has been top of mind recently: The extremely apparent and abrupt demise of the Romantic Comedy.

Now, as many of you know, I am a huge movie fan. In fact, before I ended up in digital media, I was convinced I was going to be the next badass fem...

February 6, 2018

Five years ago, if anyone asked me where I pictured myself at 24 years old, I would have hands down said, Probably struggling to work on some show or movie in Los Angeles. Fast forward to my 24th birthday, and I am working at a women’s media company in New York City.

Today, I am still asked rather frequently why I would ever leave LA, as a native Californian and UCLA alumna. These questions most often arise during particularly...

January 8, 2018

With the chaos of the holidays behind us, I finally feel like I have a second to share some updates...

2017 saw a great deal of change in my world--some parts wonderful, some parts extremely painful. In the past few months, I achieved some milestones in my career that I am very proud of, I moved into a new apartment with two good friends in Manhattan, and welcomed a handful of positive personal changes including health improvem...

November 28, 2017

As the holiday season comes into full swing, it is easy to get caught up in the chaos and hectic nature of shopping, decorating, and entertaining. In fact, Thanksgiving, rather than its December 25th follower, happens to be my favorite holiday because it doesn’t involve as much shopping stress, and is a time to reflect on the important people and the fortunate things in your life that don’t necessarily come from the store. Oh...

October 20, 2017

Unwarranted derogatory comments, leering glances, and inappropriate gestures are acts all too familiar for women in 2017. Catcalling, regardless of the choice of words or actions, is demeaning, disrespectful, and fosters an environment of fear for women. In light of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, it should come as no surprise that sexual misconduct against women runs rampant, regardless of the degree. While catcalling pales...

September 19, 2017

I live between two of my absolute best friends -- one 3000 miles to the west, the other on the other side of the Atlantic. While this set-up pretty normal for this stage in life, no one really braces you for it. Post-grad, more often than not, you will be transported somewhere new depending on your career goals, and that likely will not the same place as your besties. 

Whether growing up in your ho...

September 12, 2017

4 and 3 and 2 and 1, 1…

YAS, the time has finally come! My favorite television show, Broad City, is making its highly anticipated return to the nighttime TV lineup (or, if like me, you watch TV from the comfort of your own laptop and bed, ComedyCentral.com and/or Hulu). In honor of my favorite ladies returning to the small screen, I wanted to share an essay I wrote on the series for a class I took in college on the American Sit...

August 29, 2017

​Recently, I attended a social event and I witnessed an exchange between two women that occurs so frequently that most people would never recognize the potentially negative consequences. I watched on as the first woman greeted and hugged her friend before pushing back and exclaiming,

“You look amazing, have you lost weight?”

While many would interpret this exchange as innnocent, there lies a darker element to this mindless quest...

August 11, 2017

​If you were born between the years of 1981-1996, you would be classified into the ever-criticized Millennial Generation. You’ve probably heard terms like risk-averse, entitled, lazy, and tech-addicted  associated with the Millennial identity. Yup, the world collectively hates us Peter-Pan-syndromed degenerates. As a Millennial born in 1994, I can say, along with many of my peers, these generalizations are problematic and do n...

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