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

What Your Sign Says About The Kind Of '90s Kid You Were

It's one of the most important issues facing the millennial generation: What kind of '90s kid were you based on your zodiac sign? Well, maybe it's not the most important — probably not even in the top...
By Claire Warner

Oh Buoy, #GayBoat Is 2017's New LGBTQ Icon

It's official: The Internet functions just like a toxic boyfriend. At the very moment you decide to break up, some brilliant meme comes along to reel you right back in. Today, that meme is #GayBoat, w...
By Claire Warner

These Photos Show What Endometriosis Is Really Like

Endometriosis affects one in ten women in the United States, but like many menstrual health issues, it's not discussed very often. Maybe that's why one woman's Instagram post about living with endomet...
By Claire Warner

These Trans Kids Schooled Trump On True Friendship

Grab the nearest tissue box, because the following video will make you cry so hard you'll be dehydrated for weeks. Six months into Donald Trump's administration, to use the term loosely, the Human Rig...
By Claire Warner

It's Time To Stop Shaming Fangirls

When you read the word "fandom," what do you envision? In popular culture, it conjures up the image of a young woman sobbing at the sight of a lithe, long-haired superstar. While I, a former young wom...
By Claire Warner

You And Your Dog Get Along Because You Have This Gene In Common

Here's an experiment. Next time you're at a party, play "spot the dog person." Chances are you'll find them capering around at the center of a growing crowd — unless they're cooing over Lassie in the ...
By Claire Warner

Serena Williams Is Getting Pregnancy Advice From Twitter

Sleeplessness is a problem for new mothers long before they give birth. Between back pain and the baby jostling for space inside her body, comfortable sleeping positions can quickly become a thing of ...
By Claire Warner

14 Names Parents Regret Giving Their Kids

What's in a name? Apparently, sometimes the answer is "a heaping pile of parental disappointment." Although new parents may be confident in their name choice when a baby is born, research has found th...
By Claire Warner

11 Things Women Just "Don't Get," According To Men

As I stare down at my hands while they type this sentence, I am baffled as to why they're writing instead of making a sandwich like certain male denizens of the Internet clearly expect them to. And so...
By Claire Warner

6 Times You Should Never Self-Diagnose

Who hasn't consulted Dr. Google from time to time? By "time to time," of course, I mean after each and every minor ache, sniffle, or twitch that goes on a split second too long. The internet can (and ...
By Claire Warner

What You Need to Know About This Alternative To Egg Freezing

Each year, thousands of women turn to egg freezing to increase their chances of getting pregnant when they actually have the time and inclination to raise a child. But being the most well-known fertil...
By Claire Warner

Amelia Earhart Had Choice Words For A Publication Calling Her "Mrs. Putnam"

Most people would agree famed aviator Amelia Earhart was an exceptionally badass human being — not just for her record-breaking piloting skills, but also for her advancement of women's rights. In case...
By Claire Warner

The Question Pregnant Women Should Ask Early On

Is there anything quite as anxiety-inducing as pregnancy? Not only are you responsible for your own health, but you're also responsible now for the tiny human tadpole growing inside you. Naturally, ma...
By Claire Warner

What Side Hustle You Should Have, Based On Your Sign

The art of the side hustle can be surprisingly complicated. In theory, all you need is some free time and burning need for extra cash. In practice, you have to know your strengths well enough to convi...
By Claire Warner

Having Kids Can Lower A Woman's Self Esteem For Over Three Years

Pregnancy may make women glow with happiness, but all good self-esteem comes to an end eventually. It's not uncommon for mothers to experience a dip in their self-image, but apparently, that struggle ...
By Claire Warner

The Best Way To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Is Kind Of A Bummer

Ladies and gentlemen, I hate to break it to you, but the Earth isn't terribly happy with its residents at the moment. Forests are disappearing, sea levels are rising, and the polar bear population is ...
By Claire Warner

This Newspaper Graphic Didn't Go Over Well With LGBTQ Readers

People may disagree on the finer points of what it means to be healthy, but some things are obviously bad for you: alcohol abuse, eating several dozen chicken nuggets in one fell swoop (a behavior of ...
By Claire Warner

Second-Born Children Are The Rebels Of The Group

Finally, o firstborn readers, science has confirmed what you've been saying all along. Second-born kids are, in fact, natural troublemakers, so next time your favorite sweater goes missing, you know w...
By Claire Warner

The Best Sipping Tea Memes On The Internet

Not all memes are created equal. Truth be told, most are mere blips on the Internet's radar. What happened to the NASA Mohawk Guy? Did the First World ever solve its problems? It takes a special kind ...
By Claire Warner

How To Get A Free Slurpee At 7-Eleven This Week

If the summer heat has you craving something sweet and cold but you've overdosed on ice cream, you're in luck. 7-Eleven Day is coming up on Jul. 11 — see what they did there, 7/11? — and the convenien...
By Claire Warner

How To Make The Next Four Years Productive

Let's be honest. Now that the reality of Donald Trump being the United States' president-elect is starting to sink in, everyone could use some resolutions to make Donald Trump's upcoming presidency no...
By Claire Warner

Ways To Make 2017 Ultra Feminist

Now that the end of the year is approaching, it's time to figure out ways to make 2017 more feminist than ever. The new year is always a good time to start afresh, but it's safe to say that 2017 is go...
By Claire Warner

How To Use Facebook Messenger's New Camera

At this point, virtually everyone with a smartphone uses Facebook Messenger. You might even consider yourself something of an expert, but do you know how to use the new Facebook Messenger camera yet? ...
By Claire Warner

This Trans-Inclusive Holiday Ad Is So Necessary

Everybody likes getting gifts, so this season, behold this Scandinavian holiday ad featuring a trans teenager being supported by her father to receive the gift of Feels-with-a-capital-F. Seriously — m...
By Claire Warner

One Reason To Take Up Running In 2017

Although it's totally possible to live on nothing but pork rinds and jelly beans as a teenager, things like "general health" and "longevity" start to matter when you get older. If you're considering t...
By Claire Warner

12 Resolutions To Make You Feel Less Helpless

After everything 2016 has thrown at humanity, the new year can't come quickly enough for some Americans. But if you're worried about the looming specter of Donald Trump's upcoming ascension to office,...
By Claire Warner

The Biggest Changes To Social Media Made In 2016

It's been a weird year, to say the least, and not just because there were some huge changes to social media in 2016. The entire world had a brief, intense fling with "Pokemon Go." A possible 13th zodi...
By Claire Warner

Recipes To Use Up All Those Candy Canes

Forget fruitcake or Christmas cookies. Candy canes are basically as festive as food can get — at least, judging from the mountains of them you can probablu find piled in random corners of your house b...
By Claire Warner

Here's What To Do With Your Election Day Pantsuit

On Nov. 8, women wore pantsuits to the polls nationwide in honor of the reigning queen of pantsuits, Hillary Clinton. If you were one of them, you may be wondering what to do with your suit now in thi...
By Claire Warner

Here's One Way To Protest Texas' New Abortion Law

Although abortion is legal under Roe v. Wade, many states have imposed restrictions limiting women's access to the procedure. Texas is known for its especially strict abortion laws, including a new la...
By Claire Warner

New Yorkers Can Now Get Plan B Delivered

We live in the future, people. A glorious future where drones drop off your online shopping orders and New York City bodegas deliver Plan B straight to your door — all of which can be accomplished fro...
By Claire Warner

LGBTQ Organizations To Donate To This Year

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year in many ways, and chief among them is the spirit of giving. (A close runner-up: Seasonal movie marathons.) And considering how difficult this year ...
By Claire Warner

How Did This Doomsday Theory Get Its Name?

If you're reading this, it's safe to assume you've already heard of Planet X, the year's most popular doomsday theory. If not, you may have encountered its alias, Nibiru. The reason for calling it "Pl...
By Claire Warner

This Sport Might Be In The Olympics Soon

Next time someone says cheerleading isn't a sport, you can tell them the International Olympic Committee (IOC) begs to differ. According to the BBC, the IOC's executive board voted on Tuesday to recog...
By Claire Warner

These Colorful Trees Will Brighten Your Holiday

Finally, your holiday decor can be as bright as your personality: This holiday season, colorful Christmas trees have begun popping up on newsfeeds across the internet (but especially Instagram, obviou...
By Claire Warner

7 Weirdest Doomsday Theories From History

The events of 2016 may have proven difficult to predict, but that certainly hasn't stopped people from trying. Doomsday theories are always a popular subject at the end of the year; for example, in 20...
By Claire Warner

What The Person Of The Year Says About Equality

TIME Magazine released its pick today for the 2016 Person of the Year, and in a decision that will surprise precisely no one, that person is president-elect Donald J. Trump. Considering the disrespect...
By Claire Warner

GLAAD Just Launched A Trump Accountability Project

Donald Trump's presidential campaign wasn't exactly understated. The president-elect made many divisive remarks on the road to the White House — and on Thursday, GLAAD announced that it will be gather...
By Claire Warner

The Best Tech Gifts For Under $100

Let's face it. Barring the insanity of Black Friday, holiday shopping is one of the best things about the season, but only as long as you ignore the steady dwindling of your bank account. Unfortunatel...
By Claire Warner

The Most Unique Secret Santa Ideas

It's that time of year again: The season for sugary coffee drinks, holiday movies, and ignoring the pleas for mercy from your bank account with every gift you purchase. The holidays have their ups and...
By Claire Warner