Stephanie Sharlow

Bio

Stephanie is a contributing writer based in New York City, and is a Media Fellow graduate of DePauw University. Find her on Instagram @StephSharlow.

How Emotional Cowards Are The New Relationship Con Artists

By Stephanie Sharlow
"I'm not ready for a romantic relationship, but I really want to be your friend. I like spending time with you. You're funny, and ... I — I want to be friends..." He trailed off as I walked farther and farther ahead of him on 59th Street. I…

What Happened When I Tried To Find Love With 4 Rom-Com Pickup Lines

By Stephanie Sharlow
They say art imitates life and its reflection of our times. They say art, in its many forms, can comment on political ongoings, world news and raw emotions of the heart. Sometimes, that's true. When we take in the many elements of a performance, it…

How Having Self-Worth Will Keep You Happy Both Single And Coupled Up

By Stephanie Sharlow
I stared at my phone, praying it would buzz. I just need a quick buzz, a Snapchat, a text, anything. It was the lowest point of my romantic life. I had been seeing a guy monogamously for several months, and although he said all the right things and…

The Plea For The IUD: Why A Woman's Contraception Is Her Business

By Stephanie Sharlow
I laid there a few minutes, afraid to open my eyes in case it wasn't true, but eventually, I conceded and gave way to the day. The sun was shining; the coffee smelled strong; the summer breeze through my window was light. And, best of all, I was not…

Mr. Disappearing Act: Why Guys Sometimes Leave With No Answers

By Stephanie Sharlow
There are few things as hopeful as the feeling you get when you make a connection with someone. You try not to jump the gun. After all, you get weird when there's too much sensitivity or too many lovey-dovey moments. You want a guy who's rational…

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Why Fitness Is The Best Therapy You'll Ever Have

By Stephanie Sharlow
Millennials have a lot to be stressed out about. The government may or may not be going to hell in a hand basket and ISIS won't stop the endless terror. Social injustice and cultural unrest are everywhere. Full-time jobs are on the decline while our…

Death Of An Artist: How Social Media Is Ruining Creativity

By Stephanie Sharlow
If you think being a Millennial in the age of social media is difficult, try being a creative. We’re navigating a world in which everyone is trying to plug in, but we just want to break out. We’re coveting hard-pressed positions in fields saturated…

3 Ways To Be More Open And Stop Feeling So Cold Towards Love

By Stephanie Sharlow
The realization hit me like a brick after the plans had been made, when backing out was no longer a viable option, but an assh*le move. That knowledge turned to slight terror, as I group-texted my girlfriends frantically: "SOS. How does one go on a…

Why We Can't Forget About Men In Our Fight To End Domestic Violence

By Stephanie Sharlow
We've heard time and again that anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, but so rarely do we think of the perpetrator as a woman. Hope Solo may have single-handedly changed that for us, though. This isn't the first time a female abuser has hit…

7 Ways To Impress The Boss At Your Internship And Land A Full-Time Job

By Stephanie Sharlow
"Hello again," the Starbucks barista says to you as you hurriedly slam the list of the latest orders on the counter. "Do you need help carrying this?" he or she asks, to which you reply, "No, I think I've got it," as you wipe the sweat from your…

3 Reasons Why The Real World Is Better Than Going Back To School

By Stephanie Sharlow
For the first time in 18 years, I am not going back to school. As a resident nerd, I always loved this time of year: the new clothing, the summer stories and, yes, even the learning. As a newly-minted adult and semi-functioning member of society,…

Confessions Of A Nomad: What I Learned From Being Pseudo-Homeless For Months In NYC

By Stephanie Sharlow
I was not prepared for the extreme agony that is New York City apartment hunting. Nor was I prepared for the ungodly cost. I expected the high rent, especially in Manhattan, so breaking my budget in that regard was not unforeseen. The sheer cost of…

The Perpetuation Of Misogyny In America And Why It's A Problem

By Stephanie Sharlow
Misogyny: It’s an ugly word with a repulsive meaning and some horrific events that have surrounded it as of late. From the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls to the gang rape of two teenage girls in India to the last month's tragedy of the Santa…