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1 Year Under Trump: Chicago

1 Year Under Trump: Chicago
I’ll never forget how eerily quiet the trains were on the way into work one year ago, only one week after the city celebrated four sleepless nights in a row after the Cubs won the World Series. The group chain texts filled with anger and sadness, the tears that we couldn’t figure out how to... Read more »

Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day!

Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day!
If you ain’t a redhead, then you probably don’t get why this holiday is important. Most of us gingers have a similar story: we hated our hair growing up. It invited bullying, teases and jabs from other kids, because well, kids bully kids for being different. It’s probably no different from having a gap between... Read more »

Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day!

Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day!
It’s so shocking how sometimes what we think is our biggest flaw can turn into our best asset. I hate how messy I can be, but apparently that makes me more creative. I often stick my foot in my mouth, but some people truly appreciate my honesty and frankness. I often think too much, but... Read more »
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Trump Assaulted Me (Metaphorically)

I’m getting sick. Every time I go through a breakup, one that really hurts, I get physically sick. Like Hillary Clinton, it once got so bad that I got walking pneumonia after a particularly heart-wrenching not-so-conscious uncoupling. Today I live in fear of getting sick. I once was sick for an entire year — so... Read more »

Redhead Days Festival Carrot Cake Competition

Redhead Days Festival Carrot Cake Competition
This weekend, a dream I never even knew I had came true: I judged a carrot cake contest at Redhead Days in Highwood, IL. I gave myself permission to ignore my doctor’s advice and my (mild) dairy & egg allergies in order to participate, because I couldn’t let a few rashes and my throat closing... Read more »

Beyonce Super Bowl Controversy

Beyonce Super Bowl Controversy
Do you ever stick your foot in your mouth? I did, on Super Bowl Sunday. You know how most girls respond to compliments by degrading themselves? Like when someone says they look great, and they respond that they don’t, but if only they had a thigh gap, then the compliment would actually be valid. Yeah,... Read more »
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New Ginger Barbie Sucks

New Ginger Barbie Sucks
So Barbie introduced newly sized dolls. Big woop de doo. They still fit into defined categorizations of which most women are undefinable. For me, I wonder, do I feel a kindred spirit most with the one with curly red hair, even though she’s tall and a daywalker? Do I relate to the curvy one because... Read more »

Top 10 Posts of 2015

Top 10 Posts of 2015
To be serious for a minute: 2015 saw me recovering from a year-long illness. From July 2014 through March 2015, I went to my doctor again and again and again. After testing me for a plethora of very scary illnesses, he gave up and told told me I was depressed and that I needed to... Read more »

2016 New Year's Resolutions for Redheads

2016 New Year's Resolutions for Redheads
1. Wear sunscreen. Everyday. One of the best things you can do for your health and to prevent wrinkles is wear sunscreen. Look for products with SPF 15; that’s all you need. An easy way to incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine is by using moisturizer that is already combined with SPF. 2. And while... Read more »
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Redhead Days Chicago Review

Redhead Days Chicago Review
Redhead Days Chicago, the first incarnation, took place this weekend. Redhead Days Chicago is a misnomer, because the event actually takes place in Highwood, IL. Despite it being a suburb, those of us who deal with the commute know that in the same amount of time we could get to Highwood, we could also fly... Read more »
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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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