Fernanda Calvo

Bio

Fernanda is a native New Yorker who loves tea, fuzzy socks, and people.

The 5 Stages Of Emotional Stress You Experience When Your Crush Won't Text You Back

By Fernanda Calvo
Millennials are the worst communicators ever. Seriously. We're educated AF, but when it comes to interpersonal relationships and in-person conversation, we're just lacking. The fact that we prefer to text someone and wait 10 minutes for a response…

5 Empowering Ways Red Lipstick Can Boost Your Confidence And Help You Succeed

By Fernanda Calvo
Ah, red lips. According to color psychology, red is the color most associated with passion, action and energy. Red represents confidence, lust and in some cultures, it represents luck. No wonder there's something so sultry and divine about a woman…

How You Can Learn To Appreciate Your Body A Little More Every Day

By Fernanda Calvo
The media has had a negative effect on the way we view our bodies. Now that communication is at our fingertips, we can finally start to change that. There have been several important movements that have made it easier for people to accept their…

The 5 'Dream Guys' You Need To Date Before You Can Find Your Forever Person

By Fernanda Calvo
There is a day in every girl's life when she grows up and realizes the perfect guy is nonexistent. We hear about the perfect guy, but he's really nothing but a rumor. We learn to make do with what we find, as sad as that sounds, and conform to…

Being Both Traditional And A Feminist Comes With Mixed Feelings Like These

By Fernanda Calvo
I grew up in a home where gender roles were very much respected. My dad did all the breadwinning, and my mother did all the child-rearing and home-making. What I saw growing up taught me women belonged at home with the children, and their main duty…

The Not-So-Cute Struggles All Baby-Faced Women Deal With On A Daily Basis

By Fernanda Calvo
About a week ago, I ran into a friend of my mother's who I hadn't seen in about five years. After hugging me and complimenting the rad duster I was wearing, she asked me an honest question. She asked me when graduation was. I graduated from college…

The 10 Beauty 'Rules' People Live By That We Need To Let Go Of

By Fernanda Calvo
For years, beauty lovers everywhere have been haunted by 'rules' that keep us from rocking certain makeup looks. We're constantly preoccupied with the fear of being judged or made fun of for not following these beauty commandments, but have any of…

4 People You Should Never Ask To Give You Relationship Advice

By Fernanda Calvo
You've hit a bump on the road with your boyfriend, and you feel like you need to talk to someone about it. Talking is good. There's something about verbalizing our feelings that makes us feel so much better about what's going on. Talking can helps…

5 Things You'll Have To Explain To Your Hispanic Family About Your White BF

By Fernanda Calvo
I come from the most Hispanic family of all Hispanic families: We only speak in Spanish at home, we only watch Univision and we definitely don't care about the wonderful array of television series available on HBO. That's what novelas are for...…

4 Non-Traditional Couples We Should All Be Celebrating

By Fernanda Calvo
I was walking with my good friend one night after a hot yoga class. We were deep in conversation, as we tend to be, when suddenly we caught a glimpse of a couple walking by. The girl was tall, white and blonde. She looked like a model. She was…

Here Are The Top 10 Most Frustrating Things Your Cheap Friend Does

By Fernanda Calvo
We've all had that friend who is undeniably cheap. There are different levels of cheapness, but in general these people can be a bit of a drag to go out with. We are all trying to save money and be frugal, but balancing that frugality with fun…

4 Old School Dating Norms That Need To Make A Comeback ASAP

By Fernanda Calvo
During Christmas break my mother caught me swiping through Tinder. With a raised eyebrow and stern tone she said, "I don't know why you people think it's cool to do that." A lecture was about commence and all I kept thinking as she so exuberantly…

I Blamed Myself After I Was Followed Home By A Stranger

By Fernanda Calvo
After telling my story to the local police, it all came rushing back to me.  I remember the aggressor following me since I had gotten on the subway. It was broad daylight. I live in Queens, but I commute into Manhattan everyday. On this particular…

Here's How To Feel Fulfilled If You Don't Want To Celebrate The Holidays

By Fernanda Calvo
The holiday season has come upon us full force, and for some, the holidays represent feelings of sadness, anxiety and loneliness. Depending on who you are, some of these feelings may be very serious and may require help from a…

10 Things We All Need To Forget About In 2017

By Fernanda Calvo
The general consensus is that 2016 will go down in history as the suckiest year of all sucky years. From Brexit to "Damn Daniel" to Trump actually being elected, let's face it: This year has just been hella weird. In an effort to have a better year…

This Is What Dating Is Like For Curvy Girls On Tinder

By Fernanda Calvo
I never thought I'd do any online dating. It felt inorganic to me, but a friend, who is a bit more avant-garde about this sort of thing, convinced me to make a profile — so I did. She swore it would be easy and fun, so I decided I would try Tinder.…

5 Ways Latinos Celebrate Thanksgiving Differently

By Fernanda Calvo
Cranberry sauce? Green bean casserole? Homemade cornbread? Football games? Hell to the nah. That's what my mama would say. My mama's been living in this country for well over 30 years, and to this day none of these foods are part of our Thanksgiving…

What To Do If A So-Called 'Friend' Gives You A Backhanded Compliment

By Fernanda Calvo
Ah, backhanded compliments. I think it's safe to say that no one like these. They're ugly little insults poorly disguised as positivity. They're handed to you when you least expect it. If you let them, they'll ruin your day like a torrential…

4 Unnerving Things I Learned About My Fellow Christian Voters This Election

By Fernanda Calvo
Before I begin, let me just say that these are all generalizations. I'm am evangelical Christian who supported Bernie and then Hillary, and I am fully aware there were many Christians who also supported Bernie and the Hillary (or just Hillary) from…

7 Common Misconceptions About Introverts Dating Other Introverts

By Fernanda Calvo
I'm an introvert, and until a few months ago, I thought, because I'm an introvert, my best match would be a rowdy, exuberant extrovert. People harp on how you need balance in relationships and that opposites attract. But the truth is, there's no…