Gabrielle Moss
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Gabrielle Moss is a features editor at Bustle. Her first book, GLOP: Nontoxic, Expensive Ideas that Will Make You Look Ridiculous and Feel Pretentious (a parody of Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP) was published by Dey St/ HarperCollins.

An Investigation Into Why Mallory Pike Is The Most Hated Baby-Sitters Club Member

When I was an eight-year-old baby nerdling, there was only place I wanted to be at recess: on the edge of the soccer field, where all the girls in my grade who got 100s on their spelling tests gathered to act out Baby-Sitters Club books. Ann M.…
By Gabrielle Moss

Why TV Shows About Satan Are So Popular Right Now

Satan has had a hell of a year. After lingering on the edges of summer horror hits Hereditary and The Nun, he took center stage this fall, tormenting teen witch Sabrina Spellman on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and bringing on the end times in…
By Gabrielle Moss

Jill Scott Isn't The First Female Musician To Embrace Her Sexuality & She Won't Be The Last

From the way the internet is reacting to a viral video of singer-songwriter Jill Scott caressing a microphone in a sexually explicit fashion, you'd think she invented oral sex — or, at the very least, invented talking about it in public. Headlines…
By Gabrielle Moss

How to Make Your Workout Body Positive (Even When Your Gym Isn't)

I'm usually a outdoor jogger, but when the temperature dips, I head to my local gym for a few months of indoor running. The adjustment from wide open spaces to a room full of treadmills and TVs set to Big Bang Theory is always a shock to my system…
By Gabrielle Moss

Women Ran In The 2018 Midterms As Their Unapologetic Selves — And It Worked

In this op-ed, Bustle features editor Gaby Moss looks at the 2018 midterm election results and explains why the way women ran in the 2018 midterms — completely unapologetic about who they are — helped change the face of politics. Like a lot of…
By Gabrielle Moss

Here's How to Protect Yourself If Your House Is Haunted

Pretty much everything about ghosts and haunted houses is totally thrilling — you know, when it's happening to someone else. But when it's your basement that's suddenly filled with cold spots? Your cozy evening at home that's disrupted by shadowy…
By Gabrielle Moss

7 Questions To Ask Yourself To See If You’re Mature Enough For A Pet

Getting a pet can seem like a basic life milestone: graduate, get a job, rent your own place, and then adopt an adorable dog who can't wait to see you at the end of the day. Maybe it's because most of us grow up with animals in the house— 68 percent…
By Gabrielle Moss

1 In 4 Women Have Insomnia. So Why Is It So Hard For Them To Get Help?

One night, in the summer of 2013, I woke up and couldn't fall back asleep. That in and of itself was not especially shocking — who among us hasn't occasionally found themselves wide awake at 3 a.m., panicked about a job, a relationship, or some…
By Gabrielle Moss

Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Understand #MeToo & Her Monica Lewinsky Comment Proved It

In this op-ed, features editor Gabrielle Moss explains how Hillary Clinton's comments about Monica Lewinsky and "abuse of power" make it clear how much #MeToo is still misunderstood. When Hillary Clinton declared on CBS Sunday Morning that Bill…
By Gabrielle Moss

The True Story Of How 'Goosebumps' Was Created, According To R.L. Stine

R.L. Stine doesn't believe in ghosts. Or vampires, sasquatches, wise-cracking demonic ventriloquist's dummies, or any of the other supernatural creatures who've crept through the pages of his mega-bestselling children's horror series, Goosebumps.…
By Gabrielle Moss

Here's Why You Can Only Buy Pumpkin Beer In The Fall

I love pumpkin beer. Actually, "love" is an understatement; I crave pumpkin beer, with a ferocity that is downright unseemly. From December to July, I pine for the start of pumpkin beer season — that magical week in August when beer bottles with…
By Gabrielle Moss

The Kavanaugh Hearings Exposed This Dangerous Rape Culture Myth. Why Do We Still Believe It?

If you've been white-knuckling it through coverage of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation this week, you've probably noticed a rape culture myth that's been given a lot of air time: that a person who is good to some people cannot be a…
By Gabrielle Moss

“Believe Women” Means Nothing If You’re Not Doing Anything About It

Watching senators publicly announce on Friday that they would support Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation, one thing felt clear: the era in which it was considered acceptable to denounce a woman who has accused an important man of sexual…
By Gabrielle Moss

The Kavanaugh Hearings Made Me So Mad, I Paid To Smash Things With A Crowbar

If you’re reading this right now, I bet you’re angry. I know I am. Sure, I’m also scared, exhausted and anxious — about the eroding rights of marginalized people in this country, about children being detained in immigration centers without their…
By Gabrielle Moss

The Whole Country Just Watched What Happens When Angry, Powerful Men Don't Get Their Way

I came in to work thinking that I was just going to watch a Senate hearing — a Senate hearing that I was, frankly, very depressed about. I was prepared to see Christine Blasey Ford, who has alleged that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually…
By Gabrielle Moss

Christine Blasey Ford's Memory Shouldn't Be On Trial

In the two weeks between the initial report that a woman had alleged Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both high schoolers, and Thursday's Senate hearings on the matter with Christine Blasey Ford, it feels like nearly every myth…
By Gabrielle Moss

Apply To Bustle's New Personal Essay Workshop For Emerging Writers

Do you have a story you’ve always wanted to tell, but aren’t sure how to turn it into an essay? Would you like to learn more about how to navigate the world of pitching and freelance writing? Then Bustle wants you to apply to our first-ever personal…
By Gabrielle Moss

Cher Taught Me Everything That My Mother Couldn't

My friends who grew up in religious homes tell me that there wasn’t a moment they “learned” about God — it just felt like something they had always known, like how to sleep, or breathe, or blame their farts on the dog. I felt the same way growing…
By Gabrielle Moss

I Stopped Sharing A Bed With My Husband & Here's What It Did To Our Relationship

I used to sleep 8 hours a night, every night. And then, I fell in love. OK, that’s not exactly true. In the years before I met my husband, I had the occasional sleepless night, for all the usual reasons: job interview anxiety, excitement about…
By Gabrielle Moss

My Mother’s Obsession With Mental Illness Made Us Both Get Help — But It Also Pushed Us Apart

When I was growing up, my mother taught me that the worst thing you could do to someone was call them “mentally ill.” I don’t mean that she taught me to be sensitive about using that language; I mean that she literally taught me that if you needed…
By Gabrielle Moss