Jaime is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn and hailing from Connecticut (state motto: Basic and Proud Of It). She's performed in comedy festivals all around the country and written for outlets including New York Magazine, The Boston Globe, and Time Out New York – but her greatest achievement, perhaps, is the hard-won ability to do a cat eye with liquid eyeliner.

Latest Articles

5 Great Comebacks to Sexist Comments

It's hard to know exactly how to respond to a sexist comment. Let's face it: Sometimes it's so shocking that, in the moment, all you're left with is a raised eyebrow. I know that in the face of sexism, sometimes I just feel really small and sad and I…
By Jaime Lutz

Why We Turn To Memes After Tragedies

In the wake of recent tragedies, have you seen, maybe, an illustration of a bear hugging California? What about that sketch of the Eiffel Tower in a peace symbol after the attacks in Paris? These illustrations went viral mere hours after the attacks …
By Jaime Lutz

The Science Of Meaningless BS

"Breathing is the median of the human essence." "Attention and intention are the mechanics of manifestation." "Hidden meaning transforms unparalleled abstract beauty." Apparently, people who believe that bullshit statements like these are profound "a…
By Jaime Lutz

Decorate Your Home In Pantone's Colors Of The Year

Every year, the magical beings that comprise the color company Pantone come together on top of a mountain, make a salute to Gaia, and pick the color that will rule us all this year (at least, I think that's what happens — they say something else, but…
By Jaime Lutz

How High School Yearbook Photos Have Evolved

I don't know about you, but I'd love to never look at my high school yearbook senior photo again. I can picture it clearly in my mind's eye: My hair, straightened with an iron and a little frizzy, because I didn't know how to deal with curly hair yet…
By Jaime Lutz

How To Stop The Holiday Reversion Into Childhood

The holidays make us all children again — in a good way (all the wonder and goodness and spirit of joy that fills our souls and blah blah blah) but also in a way that can feel pretty gross. If you go home to see your parents for the holidays, there's…
By Jaime Lutz

Move Over, Pizza Rat — Selfie Rat Is Here

If you're afraid of creepy crawly things, you might not want to read this article. Just click that little X in the upper right hand corner and read something else on Bustle, instead. Maybe our thoughts on whether or not Jon Snow is alive on Game of T…
By Jaime Lutz

Here's How Much More Men Earn In Their Lifetimes

Most of us know by now that white women in the United States make about 79 percent what white men earn — and, furthermore, that this statistic is even more extreme for women of color. But when we talk about general percentages, the difference seems p…
By Jaime Lutz

6 Things That Will Happen Before Wage Equality

The future is a weird, unpredictable, kind of scary place (or time. Whatever). Luckily, there are experts who are able to use stats and projection to figure out what the figure will maybe look like! Unfortunately, that sometimes leads to projections …
By Jaime Lutz

How To Use Tumblr's GIF Maker

There are not a lot of things that unite almost every person in the world, but here's one of them: everyone loves GIFs. This is why it's such momentous news that Tumblr's mobile app now lets you make GIFs in a few minutes — so in order to celebrate, …
By Jaime Lutz

7 Self-Care Ways To Be Healthy On Thanksgiving

You know how most women's magazines tell you to carefully consider your portions on Thanksgiving and stick to, like, gravy-free breast meat and raw Brussels sprouts for your holiday feast? With maybe, like, an apple for dessert? Well, it's my officia…
By Jaime Lutz

Here's Why You Get Emotional Chills

There are certain pieces of art that are so beautiful to me that they give me the sensation of having chills run down my back. These include: the sweeping orchestral finale to Swan Lake, the perfect ending to Casablanca (and the La Marseillaise scene…
By Jaime Lutz

Check Out This Web Series About Online Harassment

Have you ever been harassed online? I have. Just for writing pretty innocuous articles for this site that happen to mention feminism, occasionally I'll just get the nastiest stuff thrown at me on Twitter and Facebook. Men will call me the c-word, or …
By Jaime Lutz

6 Witty Responses To Catcalling

You know who doesn't really deserve your energy? Catcallers. They're like vampires who feed on how fly you look. That's why I never bother to think up a witty comeback to being catcalled while on the spot; why would I save my best material for the sc…
By Jaime Lutz

Winter SAD Lamps That Are Actually Stylish

I use a SAD lamp (what I call those things you may know as "light therapy boxes" that are used to treat SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder) in the winter, and I love it — on days when it gets dark way too early (today in Brooklyn, the sunset was at …
By Jaime Lutz

These Videos About Rape Culture Are Must-Watches

You know what I like, as a feminist? A good rape joke. Seriously. I mean, don't get me wrong — I don't like misogynistic humor, and I despise anything that would make fun of a rape victim. What I do like are jokes that explore rape culture in a frank…
By Jaime Lutz

How The UK Is Better For Women Than The U.S.

"Happy" Equal Pay Day, Brits! In the UK, this is the date when the 17.48 percent pay gap between men and women means that women are essentially working for free from now until the end of the year. By this day, men have already earned what the typical…
By Jaime Lutz

#12DaysOfRage Shares Stories Of Assault

I know (and, most likely, you know) Margaret Cho as primarily an outspoken and bold comedian, but she's more than that — she's a sexual assault survivor and an activist. On Nov. 1, she started a campaign called #12DaysOfRage on Twitter to encourage w…
By Jaime Lutz

This App Will Tell You How Long To Wait To Text

When you're flirting with a lady or fella you're into via text message, do you specifically hold off on texting back to avoid seeming too eager? I'd love to say that I've never done this, but, well, I've mostly never done this. If you have, though — …
By Jaime Lutz

9 Things You Can Do To Make Your iPhone Feel New

When you see other people whipping out their iPhone 6s Plus while you're still on an iPhone 5 (or even an earlier model), it's hard not to feel a little jealous, right? I mean, who knows what kind of amazing features they have? Maybe their version of…
By Jaime Lutz