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.

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…
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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…
By Gabrielle Moss

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…
By Gabrielle Moss

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…
By Gabrielle Moss

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"…
By Gabrielle Moss

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"…
By Gabrielle Moss

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"…
By Gabrielle Moss

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"…
By Gabrielle Moss

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"…
By Gabrielle Moss

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…
By Gabrielle Moss