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.

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

By Liz 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)

By Liz 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)

By Liz 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)

By Liz 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'

By Liz 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

By Liz 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…

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

By Liz 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

By Liz 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)

By Liz 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

By Liz 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

By Liz 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)

By Liz 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)

By Liz 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

By Liz 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…

Time-Lapse Video Shows This Girl's Incredible Transformation During 100-Day Pushup Challenge

By Liz Rowley
Who doesn't love a good underdog story? Set a time-lapse narrative to an Enya song, and the world doesn't stand a chance. Watch as this girl challenges herself by doing pushups every day for 100 days straight. In her own words, "I always felt self…

Puppies Galore! The Annual Golden Retriever Festival In Scotland Will Melt Your Heart

By Liz Rowley
Ow, my heart. There is such a thing as too much joy. I believe the definition of "pure happiness" is the image of a field full of golden retrievers smiling at you in unison from an idyllic and pastoral Scottish meadow. Introducing the Guisachan…

The Voice Behind The '#Selfie' Song Finally Reveals Herself (Photos)

By Liz Rowley
If you've heard the infamous "#Selfie" anthem, you've probably taken a second to wonder what the woman behind the vocals looks like. We proudly present the photo you've all been waiting for! Her name is Alexis, and you can check out these pictures…

Woman's Breast Cancer Diagnosis And Mastectomy Sent Her On A Mission To Create The Perfect Nipple

By Liz Rowley
Michelle Kolath Arbel lived through one of the hardest and most profoundly humanizing experiences -- being diagnosed with cancer. Beating the darkness back with brute force, Arbel swerved her brush with illness in an amazing and inspiring…

This Woman Orgasms 50 Times A Day, But She Doesn't Even Have Sex (Video)

By Liz Rowley
Amanda Gryce suffers from a rare medical condition that causes her to orgasm up to 50 times a day. Before you say, "we don't feel sorry for you, Amanda," watch this video on her struggle. Of course, orgasming on demand would be a pretty great super…

Kosher Tinder: JCrush Is The Jewish-Only Version Of Tinder

By Liz Rowley
"Exclusive" is one word to describe this new app. "Every Jewish mother's dream come true" could be another. Introducing: JCrush -- the mobile dating app designed specifically for Jewish singles looking to mingle. Created by 28-year-old Sonya…