Things Tina Fey Taught Me

Things Tina Fey Taught Me
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post called “5 Books That You Must Read in Your Twenties,” and my last suggestion on that list was Tina Fey’s Bossypants. I’ve been feeling very “twenty-something” lately, what with school starting again and me not being there. Ten years ago, I thought of 22 as some... Read more »

Everyone's Going Back to School But Me

Everyone's Going Back to School But Me
August means different things to different people. Most of the men in my life are thrilled for the upcoming start of football season. Fall fashion is starting to appear on blogs and in magazines. Even the weather this week was unseasonably cold. But for my life—up until now—August has meant the back-to-school commercials. And thus... Read more »

Writopia Lab Comes to Chicago

Writopia Lab Comes to Chicago
I was eight years old when I started a poetry club with my cousin, so I guess you could say I’ve been a writer forever. It’s never going to change, and I couldn’t be happier about that. But I probably never would have made it to where I am today—releasing the second novel in a... Read more »
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Your Last Minute Chicago Summer To-Do List

Your Last Minute Chicago Summer To-Do List
This week, I fell in love with a Glamour post called “10 Things to Do With Your Summer Fling While You Still Have the Chance.” It detailed all the steamy and romantic things that should be a part of any memorable summer dalliance, and it definitely gave me one or two ideas… It’s terrifying to... Read more »

5 Books That You Must Read in Your Twenties

Your twenties is a time for growth, for exploration, for adventure. It’s a time for trying before the eventual deciding so that we have the best foundation of experience and knowledge of ourselves. With that in mind, Shy Town Gals has five books that you must add to your psyche before you turn 30. Trust... Read more »

Lollapalooza: The Shows You Want To Hit

Lollapalooza: The Shows You Want To Hit
So you get off work today and then you have to optimize your Lolla time. So many shows going on at so many locations all weekend, where do you go? Never fear, Shy Town Gals is here to direct you. See how many you can hit! Friday 1:45-2:30 Icona Pop at Lake Shore Have you... Read more »
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Twenty-Something: The Mistakes We're Bound to Make

Twenty-Something: The Mistakes We're Bound to Make
When I was nine, I was obsessed with being 17. I’m not sure if it was because of Seventeen Magazine or because it was one year past being “Sweet Sixteen” and I just liked being a little different or what. But I remember thinking that 17 was only one year from 18, and 18 was when... Read more »