Irene Merrow


Irene is a graduate of Emerson College, where she majored in Screenwriting. She does stand up comedy on the side, aka in the backs of gross bars in Brooklyn. I guess you could say she's a comedy writer, but if we're being honest, she's a waitress.

Boys Club: How Female Comedians Struggle With Feminism And Acceptance

By Irene Merrow
“Oh my God, it’s a woman!” This is an example of how I have been greeted on stage in front of a predominantly white male audience. In this specific instance, I politely thanked the kind gentleman who uttered these words for noticing the fact I do,…

6 Times Mom Was Totally Right And You Were Just Annoyed By It

By Irene Merrow
Recently, my mom came to visit me in New York City for the weekend, and it made me realize a few things. First, it gave me an awesome idea for a reality television show where a panel of moms gives passive-aggressive fashion advice. Second, I…

What Really Happens To Miss Independent When She Falls In Love

By Irene Merrow
Once upon a time — or shall we say, a year ago —, if you had asked me to describe myself in three words, I would have said, “Single. As. F*ck.” I had never been in a serious relationship, and being single was a major part of my identity. I prided…

Why It's Not Always Easy To Avoid Emotions After Casual Sex

By Irene Merrow
Let’s talk about sex — more specifically, casual sex. I am currently in a long-term, monogamous relationship, but for the six single years I had prior to said relationship, casual sex was pretty much the only kind I knew. I slept around, hooked up…

13 Lies We All Tell At Job Interviews And What They Really Mean

By Irene Merrow
In case no one has told you, adulthood is like really hard. Nobody congratulates you when you do a mediocre job at a simple task, you have to schedule your own doctor appointments (aka you don’t go to the doctor anymore) and somehow, you still don’t…

Why We Need To Leave Bruce Jenner Alone

By Irene Merrow
If you've found yourself on the Internet recently, which I'm going to assume you have because you are reading this article right now, you've probably heard a lot about Olympics star Bruce Jenner. Tabloids, blogs and your everyday Internet trolls…

How to Mend Your Relationship With Your Body

By Irene Merrow
I remember one of the first times I decided my body and I were not on the same team. I was at the beach in my first string bikini from Victoria’s Secret when a friend told me she thought I had a great body because it was “real.” I immediately took…