Claire Warner
Claire is a freelance writer whose work has been featured in Bustle, Ravishly, the Daily Dot, YourTango, and the Good Men Project. She splits her time between living in the South and a dreamscape off in her own head. Favorite topics include LGBT issues, feminism, and cats. Mostly cats.

Latest Articles

These Expectations People Place On Women Are So Creepy

Summer's approaching, and you know what that means: putting on last season's swimsuit, getting to the pool, and heading right back home after realizing you forgot to shave the untameable forest of you...
By Claire Warner

7 Signs Climate Change Is Absolutely Real

Despite the overwhelming evidence that Mother Earth is having a hot flash and it's all thanks to human activity, convincing a denier that climate change is real is easier said than done. Currently, th...
By Claire Warner

The Animal Kingdom Has Never Been More Relatable

I never thought I'd start my day out by sympathizing with an insect, but here I am. According to research published earlier this week, female dragonflies fake their death to avoid male advances, dropp...
By Claire Warner

27 Little Ways To Fight For The Environment

They say every day is Earth Day, but there's definitely an uptick in environmental interest each April. Who wouldn't panic a little when they're reminded that the ice caps are melting, oceans are acid...
By Claire Warner

The History Of The First 100 Days Milestone

Try as you might, it's impossible to escape coverage of the sitting president's first 100 days in office. The milestone is often seen as an indication of how the administration is proceeding in its ea...
By Claire Warner

The Surprising History Of The People's Climate March

It's been a busy month for science. Last weekend, the March for Science kicked off a "week of action" to fight climate change, culminating in the People's Climate March on April 29. But the history of...
By Claire Warner

9 Strategies For Making It Through The Next 100 Days

Congratulations! Barring some sort of tear in the time-space continuum, you're reading this with the knowledge that you've survived the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency (a phrase I will nev...
By Claire Warner

14 Feminist Sign Ideas For The People's Climate March

In case you missed it, Earth has something of a climate problem — and I'm not (just) talking about the political variety. Climate change is real, and unless humans start taking drastic measures, it's ...
By Claire Warner

This Teen Boxer Is Now Allowed To Wear A Hijab

Anti-Muslim sentiment was one of the defining issues of the 2016 election, and now that the government is ruled by a heavily conservative majority, good news on that front can be hard to find. Enter A...
By Claire Warner

Little Ways To Fight Climate Change All Year Long

Climate change never stays out of the news for long. Every few weeks, some new study or renowned scientist shows up to remind everyone that unless we do something about it, we're going to need Jeff Go...
By Claire Warner

Is May's Upcoming Flower Moon Rare?

With May approaching quickly, you may have heard some chatter on the internet about something called the "Flower Moon." In fact, you're probably wondering if this 2017 "Flower Moon" is rare. What else...
By Claire Warner

A Newly Discovered Planet Could Contain Life

Here's your friendly reminder that we're probably not alone in this universe, although at this point aliens must think humans are the most annoying neighbors in the solar system. This week, Harvard re...
By Claire Warner

14 Quotes About Being Child-Free

You know what's cute? Babies. You know what else is cute? The handsome stranger eyeing you from the end of a bar in Milan, where you're able to vacation because you don't have any kids to cramp your w...
By Claire Warner

How Gender & Harassment Affect A Girl's Education

Being a teenager is never easy, but according to a report by the National Women's Law Center (NWLC), a disturbing number of teenage girls have experienced harassment, and on top of the physical and me...
By Claire Warner

16 Punny March For Science Sign Ideas

Earth Day is always worth celebrating, but this year is particularly special. On April 22, thousands of protesters — scientists and laymen alike — will take part in the March for Science to celebrate ...
By Claire Warner

Here's How The 'TIME' 100 List Did For LGBTQ Representation

On Thursday morning, TIME released its annual list of the most influential people in the world, and as you can probably guess, it's not exactly a diverse group. If you're wondering how many LGBTQ peop...
By Claire Warner

16 Inspiring Quotes From The 'TIME' 100 Women

On Thursday morning, TIME announced its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world (as determined by the magazine's editors). As usual, it includes a wide range of people, from entert...
By Claire Warner

This Music Video Celebrates & Empowers Muslim Women

The next time someone says Muslim women can't be feminists, direct them to the music video for "Hijabi" by Mona Haydar and watch them deflate as they struggle to reconcile the song's powerfully unapol...
By Claire Warner

The Powerful Reason This Bathroom Selfie Is Going Viral

Bathroom selfies may be a time-honored tradition dating all the way back to the invention of the smart phone (which isn't all that time-honored, now that I think about it), but it's not often that the...
By Claire Warner

Homeless LGBTQ Youth Are More Vulnerable Than You Realize

LGBTQ youth are a vulnerable population, and that discrimination plays out in a number of ways. One of the most commonly-cited statistics is that they comprise 40 percent of the homeless youth populat...
By Claire Warner