Gabrielle Moss
www.gabriellemoss.net
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.

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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…
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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…
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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…
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They Got Married In A Building Made Of Ice In the Middle of the Winter. Here's Why.

When I first heard about the Hôtel de Glace, North America’s only ice hotel and chapel, I pictured something isolated, elegant, and icy-looking — maybe a big, white, Frozen-esque castle in the woods that had enormous ice sculptures inside, or an…
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When We Signed Up To Be In A Mass Wedding, Our Families Couldn't Understand Why

From the elegant floral arrangements, to the timeless white gowns, to the reception under absolutely massive bay windows looking out onto downtown Chicago, Cassaundra and Alishe White's April 2017 wedding looked like the end product of lots of…
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We Postponed Our Wedding So That One Of Us Could Transition

Most couples only get one chance to plan a proposal. But Jenevieve Frank and Janine Herring had two. The first time, in 2015, Frank proposed to Herring in Washington D.C.’s Waterfront Park, right around their fifth anniversary. Frank recreated one…
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We Got Married On Our Honeymoon

Women’s life choices have always been saddled with traditions and conventions that don’t necessarily serve us: finite timelines, finite storylines for when, who, and how you love, how you look, what you do, where you go — and our "dream weddings"…
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How We Planned A Pizza Parlor Wedding

Women’s life choices have always been saddled with traditions and conventions that don’t necessarily serve us: finite timelines, finite storylines for when, who, and how you love, how you look, what you do, where you go — and our "dream weddings"…
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First, We Eloped. Then, We Got Halal Food.

Women’s life choices have always been saddled with traditions and conventions that don’t necessarily serve us: finite timelines, finite storylines for when, who, and how you love, how you look, what you do, where you go — and our "dream weddings"…
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How These Book Lovers Tied The Knot At A Public Library

Women’s life choices have always been saddled with traditions and conventions that don’t necessarily serve us: finite timelines, finite storylines for when, who, and how you love, how you look, what you do, where you go — and our "dream weddings"…
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Our Friends Thought They Were At Our Engagement Party, Until They Saw My Wedding Gown

Women’s life choices have always been saddled with traditions and conventions that don’t necessarily serve us: finite timelines, finite storylines for when, who, and how you love, how you look, what you do, where you go — and our "dream weddings"…
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What No One Tells You About Breaking Up With Your Mother

The thing about the last time you talk to your mother is that you don’t know it when it’s happening. Or, at least, I didn’t. Nothing about the last phone call I had with my mother, in December 2014, stands out as a point of no return. Sure, we…
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There's Truly No Better Feeling Than Avoiding A Casual Acquaintance IRL

Come over here, I want to tell you a secret. I know you weren’t expecting to hear anything this intimate from me when you saw me across the grocery store, considering that we only know each other through a friend/yoga class/2010 temp job where I was…
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Can We All Agree That Getting Ready Is More Fun Than Actually Going Out?

It’s 7 p.m. on a Saturday, and you feel hopeful. After a long week of crushing deadlines, joyless commuting, and finding the office bathroom full of people doing their makeup every single time you had to poop at work, you’re getting ready to go out…
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As More Women Discover Their Anger, I'm Trying to Tame Mine

One day last fall, I yelled at a guy who wouldn’t stop talking at the movies. This wasn’t that weird for me; I rarely have a week where I don’t aggressively lecture a stranger about movie theater etiquette, or bus seating protocol, or my extremely…
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We Asked Young Women To Fantasize About Their Lives As Old Ladies — Here's What They Said

For a lot of young women, thinking about what our lives are going to look like in the near future takes up a lot of the present. Do I want to try to get a high-powered job? Do I want to get married? Do I want to have kids? Do I want to drop out of…
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Sometime In The Past 10 Years, Mail Got Really, Really Weird For Me

I have a system in place for when I check my mail: I pluck the credit card offers out with one hand while I shake the catalogs with the other, looking for any stray wedding invitations or jury duty notices that got shoved in-between the pages. I…
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I Went To A Haunted Hotel To Find Out Why Women Are So Obsessed With Seeing Ghosts

Almost half of Americans believe in ghosts, and within that group, there's another subset of people — those who not only believe in ghosts, but put time, money, and energy into actively seeking them out. These are the people who visit creepy…
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I Tried To Become A Psychic & It Was More Revealing Than Therapy

For the month of October, Bustle's #blessed series will explore how young women are searching for meaning, finding connections to a higher power and navigating spirituality in 2017. Did you wait until you were sure no one was looking over your…
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