Eve Stern


Eve Stern holds a BA in Sociology and Black Studies, and a MA in Urban Affairs. She can be found buried in a Sunday New York Times, arguing over who is the next best rapper, or incessantly writing down new ways to change the world.

How The Fear Of Vulnerability Stops Our Relationships From Getting Serious

By Eve Stern
Right on the cusp of college graduation, I met the man of my dreams. I don't believe in love in first sight, but maybe this was love at first conversation (albeit a drunken one). I had a rough time believing he could even exist. Yet, soon thereafter…

What You Experience The Exact Moment You Realize You're In Love

By Eve Stern
Recently, I realized I fell in love. I can’t help but shrivel up inside and prepare for an anxiety attack when I type out those words. However, when I read a beautifully written piece about love in The New York Times, I knew it was certifiably…

10 Ways White People Can Stand Against Racism In Their Communities

By Eve Stern
Since the death of Mike Brown, an unarmed young black man who was shot and killed by police this past August, the media have given significantly more attention to the constant discrimination and hate crimes that communities of color in America…

The Science Of Infidelity: Why Women Are More Likely To Cheat On Men

By Eve Stern
Okay, I know you might be outraged, but just stay with me for a minute. New research shows women may be more likely to be the culprits of infidelity than men. It’s not that women are more likely to cheat than men per se, but biologically and…

10 Rap Artists To Watch This Year, As XXL's Freshmen Cover Identified

By Eve Stern
Each year, rap fans, critics and haters alike wait for the coveted XXL Freshmen cover drop that never fails to stir controversial debate. Although this year feels somewhat dull — some people blaming the list itself, and others blaming the pool to…

Why Relationship Disengagement Hurts More Than Cheating Ever Could

By Eve Stern
No one ever said breakups were easy, but if I said there wasn’t a spectrum to them, I’d be lying. It's only natural to conclude acts of lying and cheating are the most painful ways to have our hearts broken, but in reality, this isn't the case. Why…

Why It's So Goddamn Hard For Women To Talk About How We Feel

By Eve Stern
Sometimes when I open my mouth to speak, the words just never leave. In an attempt to fight it, I write out everything beforehand, I call up a good friend for a pep talk or act as my own personal cheerleader, accompanied by a kickass…

How Tupac Predicted The Fall Of Baltimore

By Eve Stern
Look at the progression of hip-hop, and you will understand exactly why Baltimore is burning. In the summer of 1982, with the birth of hip-hop in New York City, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five released “The Message.” You probably heard the…