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.
Latest Articles

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 to…
By Gabrielle Moss

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 extr…
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 tradit…
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 of…
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" are…
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" are…
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" are…
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" are…
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" are…
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 fought…
By Gabrielle Moss

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 …
By Gabrielle Moss

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 f…
By Gabrielle Moss

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 st…
By Gabrielle Moss

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 so…
By Gabrielle Moss

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 then…
By Gabrielle Moss

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 mansions…
By Gabrielle Moss

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 should…
By Gabrielle Moss

That Onion Article About Mass Shootings Is Brilliant But Needs To Be Stopped

Waking up on Monday morning to news of the Las Vegas mass shooting that killed 58 and injured more than 500 people — making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history — felt sad, and horrific, and terrifying, and all the other things hearin…
By Gabrielle Moss

Why Is The Sex Robot Revolution Leaving Women Behind?

For the month of September, Bustle’s Sex TBH package is talking about sex, honestly. We’re delving into how women approach the things they’re taught to be shy or embarrassed about in the bedroom — and, in doing so, we're liberating people to live the…
By Gabrielle Moss

6 Women Who Should Shut The Hell Up And Never Write Books

As you probably already know, noted 2016 election loser Hillary Clinton’s new book, What Happened, drops today, September 12. For weeks, we’ve been barraged with think-pieces, excerpt drops, and interviews with Clinton herself, which have shot pre-or…
By Gabrielle Moss