Liz Rowley

Writer/editor by day, music journalist by night, Liz is her best self when she is reporting. She earned degrees in Politics and French from Bates College in Maine, but more importantly discovered a niche for herself at the campus radio station. A tireless new music hound, she enjoys timeless novels, distant lands, all plant life, photography and running. Technically from Chicago but raised abroad by a pair of foreign correspondents, wanderlust and writing intersect at her core.

How My Own Personal Struggles Have Helped Me To Cope With Robin Williams' Death

ByLiz Rowley
I was silent in the days following Robin Williams' death. Even after everyone paid their tributes with Instagrams, tweets and favorite clips from Williams' most notable roles, I quietly reflected to determine how I really felt. I spent months on the…

This Dog Has Absolutely No Idea What To Do When Meeting A Robot Spider (Video)

ByLiz Rowley
This adorable video of a dog interacting with a robotic spider is both adorable and hilarious. The highlight might be around 30 seconds in, when a second dog comes to check out what all the fuss is about. He quickly and wisely retreats shortly…

Militants Are Flushing Out Boko Haram Members By Using Bees And Deadly Snakes

ByLiz Rowley
Ever since Boko Haram attracted international attention for the mass kidnapping of over 200* Nigerian schoolgirls in April, the world has kept a watchful eye on the Islamist group. Boko Haram's mission is to instill an Islamic state in Nigeria, a…

Strength From The Pain: What It Was Like Growing Up Queer In Oklahoma

ByLiz Rowley
I never had a name for it, but I knew every time I saw my fifth grade teacher, something about me was different. I would sweat a lot; I'd get nervous. She would wear these low-cut shirts and dresses, and I always found myself staring down into her…

It's Come To This: Indian Woman Creates Anti-Rape Jeans That Send Signals To Local Authorities

ByLiz Rowley
According to government figures, a rape occurs every 22 seconds in India. To address this horrendous statistic, two Indian entrepreneurs have developed genius and wearable tech. The design is a line of "anti-rape" jeans, and the garments are…

Sorry, Not Sorry: This Amazing Ad Wants Women To Stop Apologizing For Everything (Video)

ByLiz Rowley
"Why are women always apologizing?" begins Pantene's latest, and epic, ad spot. It would appear that the hair product company is pushing for more than just shiny locks as of late. It's also gunning for equality, and its latest campaign couldn't be…

Entrepreneur Barbie Is Here To Inspire Young Girls To Be Their Own Bosses (Photos)

ByLiz Rowley
The glass ceiling is not yet abolished, but every day we are advancing in the battle. The latest soldier on the field is none other than our beloved Barbie. During her long foray in the toy market, Barbie has been a Jane of all trades. We've seen…

This Girl Had No Idea What The Consequences Of Faking Her Period Would Be (Video)

ByLiz Rowley
If this delightful advertisement doesn't scare preteen girls into always being honest with their mothers, I don't know what will. Watch this hilarious long-form advertisement, courtesy of the tampon service HelloFlo. Last summer the company released…

When This Woman Got On Stage She Perfectly Took Down The Idea Of 'She Was Asking For It'

ByLiz Rowley
Anna Binkovitz is a senior at Macalester College, and she has a slam poem that's going to blow you away. The poem is called, "Asking For It," and explores the notion that women who dress a certain way are guilty of inviting sexual advances. Rape is…

The Attribute All Entrepreneurs Share Can Be Their Greatest Attribute Or Lead To Their Downfall

ByLiz Rowley
In his recent article for The New Yorker, "Epic Fails of the Startup World," James Surowiecki tackles the traits that define a great entrepreneur, as well as takes a good look at the burgeoning startup culture. The emergence of crowdfunding and…

Artist Captures Jim Carrey's Most Iconic Roles In Vivid Illustrations (Photo)

ByLiz Rowley
This is a pretty crafty way to pay tribute to a masterful actor. Everyone knows Jim Carrey to be wildly versatile in terms of what he's shown on camera. The actor is, above all, an animated performer and this little homage speaks to his greatest…

These Completely Jacked 7 And 9-Year-Old Boys Are The World's Strongest Kids

ByLiz Rowley
If I didn't know any better, I would have chalked this up to a proficient Photoshop user with too much free time. In fact, these photos are the real deal. Meet Giuliano Stroe, 9, and his little brother Claudiu, 7. These little Romanian boys want to…

These Stunning Honeymoon Photos From 1939 Will Show You What Real Romance Is

ByLiz Rowley
When Barney Britton set time aside to clean out his grandmother's attic, he unearthed a stellar, intimate time capsule of sorts. Britton came across a series of photos shot by his grandparents, Margaret and Denys Gardiner, during their honeymoon in…

This 85-Year-Old Grandmother Is Still Knocking Boots As The World's Oldest Prostitute (Video)

ByLiz Rowley
This is certainly one for the books. Introducing Sheila Vogel-Coupe, Britain's oldest prostitute. Well, I suppose it's fitting in a way; prostitution is, after all, the oldest profession. Vogel-Coupe, 85, does not, in fact, consider herself a…

Women In The US Are More Likely To Die During Childbirth Today Vs. 20 Years Ago

ByLiz Rowley
Maternal mortality rates are on the rise in the US, according to an updated report released by the World Health Organization last week. The study shows that compared to 20 years ago, maternal mortality rates in America have increased by 136 percent.…

This 27-Year-Old Med Student Just Sold Her Virginity For A Whopping $801,000

ByLiz Rowley
Earlier this year, Elite Daily broke the story of the 27-year-old med student auctioning off her virginity. Under the pseudonym Elizabeth Raine, she explained in an exclusive interview that she was prepared  to give up the goods for a handsome fee,…

These '2D' Bags Look Like They're From Cartoons, But They're Very Real (Photos)

ByLiz Rowley
This is not your typical line of designer bags. One look will leave you both intrigued and a little confused. What initially appears to be a Photoshopped optical illusion is, in fact, a very real and imaginative design. The bags are designed by Rika…

Why Wasn't This A Thing Before? Glow In The Dark Lingerie Is Awesome (Photos)

ByLiz Rowley
The future of underwear is here and it's so brilliant, I can't even. Introducing a product that's such a great idea we can hardly believe it took this long to surface: glow in the dark lingerie. If you're looking to bring a certain spark into the…

Introducing 'Anaface,' A Website That Tells You Whether You're Ugly Or Not

ByLiz Rowley
This is either the creepiest and cruelest or most brilliant app ever invented. I refuse to offer a final judgment until I try it myself. If it lowballs me, clearly it's junk (...right?) Introducing Anaface.com, the website that pulls data points and…

Family Members Of Pedestrians Pose As Homeless People To See If They'd Care (Video)

ByLiz Rowley
This video project by New York Rescue Mission may be the most chilling demonstration of blithely unaware citizens, and the most striking call to action for human decency you've ever seen. Watch as New Yorkers pass by homeless individuals on the…